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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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Regenerative Medicine: Are we there yet?

Co-authored by: Jen Kwiatkowski and Lisa Willemse More than half a century ago, two Canadian researchers, James Till & Ernest McCulloch, proved the existence of stem cells. Following in their footsteps, researchers took this discovery and began to unravel an abundance of possibilities. Today, we have a vigorous stem cell and regenerative medicine ecosystem. We …

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