About the Stem Cell Network

To power life-saving therapies and technologies through regenerative medicine research for the benefit of all

Building Canada’s stem cell and regenerative medicine (RM) research sector has been the raison d’être of the Stem Cell Network (SCN) since its inception in 2001.

SCN’s new Strategic Plan, IGNITEprovides the road map for Canadian research success in the stem cell and regenerative medicine sector.

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Research Groups


In Research, Training and Outreach


In Partner Support

Training overview

More than 5,000 HQP have benefitted from SCN courses, workshops and travel awards. See what we’re offering in 2023.

Researcher profiles

Discover how SCN has leveraged funding in different regions of Canada and meet some of the people conducting the important research.

What are stem cells?

Stem cells are our bodies’ building blocks. They are different from other cells because they have the potential to differentiate into any cell type and can renew themselves, which means they can heal blood, tissue and organs.

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In the news

Women Leaders in Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Research Call on Parliamentarians to Champion Canada’s Science

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