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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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Canada’s Stem Cell Network investing in clinical trials and advanced research on diabetes, brain injury, heart disease & blindness

April 12, 2018 (Toronto) The Stem Cell Network (SCN) announced today funding of $4 million for innovative stem cell and regenerative medicine research that will help translate discoveries into better health and economic growth for Canadians. This funding was made available thanks to a 2017 budget commitment by the Government of Canada and followed a …

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