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 Research Partnerships Leveraged

Training overview

More than 7,000 HQP have benefitted from SCN courses, workshops and travel awards. See what we’re offering in 2024.

Researcher profiles

Get to know SCN’s researchers!

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 Launches New Award Competition in Social, Ethical, and Economic Implications for Regenerative Medicine

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