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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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3,000

Trainees

170

Research Groups

$118M

In Research, Training and Outreach

$116M

In Partner Support

Research funding opportunities

SCN's 2020 research funding competition is now open

Training

More than 3,000 HQP have benefitted from SCN courses, workshops and travel awards. See what we’re offering in 2019/2020

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

Canada’s Stem Cell Network Investing in Advanced Research on Type 1 Diabetes, Heart Diseases & Vision Loss

Thirteen new projects & clinical trials will engage 200 researchers and trainees across the country.  March 2, 2020 (Montréal, QC) – The Stem Cell Network (SCN) announced today $6.9 million in funding for innovative stem cell and regenerative medicine research that will help advance discoveries into better health and economic growth for Canadians. The announcement …

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