Create Collaborate Cure  

The McEwen Stem Cell Institute brings scientists, clinicians, investors and philanthropists together to work as a team to advance translation of stem cell research to therapy.

Our Scientists

Our Focus

We are laser focused on four branches of discovery that hold the greatest promise to translate from theory to therapy.

blood cells
Beating Blood Cancer

Regeneration of the blood system through the transplantation of blood-forming stem cells (commonly referred to as a bone marrow transplantation) is an effective treatment for a range of blood cell diseases, including leukemia.

Our blood cancer research
diabetes cells
Eliminating Insulin Injections

Beta cells produced from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) represent a new and potentially unlimited source of these cells for transplantation for the treatment of type 1 diabetes.

Our type 1 diabetes research
heart cells
Healing a Broken Heart

Transplantation of cardiomyocytes (heart muscle cells) produced from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) offers a potential new therapy that could, for the first time, remuscularize and repair the heart.

Our heart muscle research
liver cells
Repairing Livers

It is estimated that more than three million Canadians have chronic liver disease and the incidence of some forms is increasing dramatically. Progression to liver failure requires transplantation of a new organ.

Our liver disease research

Our Partnerships

Our Accelerated Discoveries program puts scientists, investors and philanthropists together to help us move from theory to therapy with astonishing speed. Learn more about our partners.

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