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SCN’s vision is to capitalize upon Canada’s competitive advantage in stem cells for the benefit of Canadians.

Supporting and building Canada’s stem cell and regenerative medicine research sector has been the raison d’être of the Stem Cell Network (SCN) since its inception in 2001. Its work has been supported by the Government of Canada from the beginning.

In just over 17 years, SCN has forged a national community that has transformed stem cell research in Canada, brought research to the point where regenerative medicine is changing clinical practice, and established an outstanding international reputation. SCN has pushed the boundaries of what was a basic research area towards translational outcomes for the clinic and marketplace. SCN has invested $100M in innovative translational research, training and outreach. This strategic funding has benefitted approximately 170 world-class research groups and 2,500 trainees from across Canada.  SCN has also catalyzed 18 clinical trials and 17 startup biotechnology companies. Its investigators have leveraged upwards of $100M in partner contributions while SCN has incubated several international and Canadian research networks and organizations.

2,500

Trainees

170

Research Groups

$100M

In Research, Training and Outreach

$100M

In Partner Support

Till & McCulloch Meetings

The Till & McCulloch Meetings gather stem cell scientists, clinicians, ethicists and policy-makers from Canada and abroad. The event showcases Canada’s place in the global stem cell ecosystem and provides a tremendous opportunity for stakeholders to network with international peers.

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In the news

Canada’s Stem Cell Network Welcomes Renewed Federal Commitment for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Research

March 19, 2019 (Ottawa) Through Budget 2019, the Government of Canada has signalled its continued confidence in Canadian stem cell and regenerative medicine research with a multi-year investment of $18 million through the Stem Cell Network (SCN). For nearly two decades, SCN has been working to develop a diverse and collaborative national network of research experts, …

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