Ontario announces funding for stem cell institute

November 28, 2014 6:45 PM

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Once an international leader in stem cell technology, Ontario has announced funding for the creation of an institute for regenerative medicine and three ‘disease challenge teams’ to bridge the widening gap in the province between basic research and clinically tested therapies that improve the health of patients with chronic and degenerative diseases.

“We are supporting a sector that promises to bring incredible discoveries leading to life-changing therapies and cures while also growing our economy and securing our reputation as a leader in stem cell research,” says Reza Moridi, Ontario Minister of Research and Innovation.

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