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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 the national leader for 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.

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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