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About the Stem Cell Network

To capitalize upon Canada’s competitive advantage in stem cell research for the benefit of Canadians

Supporting and building a national stem cell and regenerative medicine research network has been the raison d’être of the Stem Cell Network (SCN) since its inception in 2001.

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3,300

Trainees

196

Research Groups

$118M

In Research, Training and Outreach

$125M

In Partner Support

Research funding opportunities

SCN's 2020 research funding competition is now closed

Training

More than 3,300 HQP have benefitted from SCN courses, workshops and travel awards. See what we’re offering in 2020/2021

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

Stem Cell Network Welcomes a New Federal Investment of $45 Million Over Three Years

OTTAWA (April 19, 2021) Canada’s Stem Cell Network (SCN) welcomes Budget 2021 entitled “A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience” and its continued commitment to supporting high quality health research.  The budget announcement of funding of $45 million over three years for the Stem Cell Network is of vital importance as our research community …

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