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In the early in 1960s Canadian researchers Drs. James Till and Ernest McCulloch first proved the existence of stem cells

Their seminal studies launched the international field of stem cell research. Since then Canadian researchers have built upon their work, developing a research enterprise that encompasses not only stem cell biology but also its application in the clinical setting, drug discovery and cell and tissue engineering.

The Stem Cell Network is Canada’s only national funder of stem cell and regenerative medicine research and has been providing support since 2001. By fostering a research culture and community that embraces a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach, SCN has pushed the boundaries of what was a basic research area towards translational outcomes for patients and emerging businesses. In 2016, SCN provided $9.28M for 25 high-potential research projects and six clinical trials and has invested $100M in innovative translational research, training and outreach since its inception.

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Stem Cell Network announces two new appointments to its Board of Directors

July 10, 2018 (Ottawa) – The Stem Cell Network (SCN) is pleased to announce the appointments of Julie Fradette and Tamer Mohamed to its Board of Directors, effective June 26, 2018. SCN’s Board is comprised of 12 Canadian leaders, representing research, industry, healthcare and the not-for-profit sectors. “Julie and Tamer will bring new and important …

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