Stem Cell Societies, Networks and Consortiums

California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)


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CIRM is California’s state stem cell institute. Our mission is to accelerate stem cell treatments to patients with unmet medical needs. We fund projects at all stages of the research pipeline. Companies and institutions based anywhere can apply to fund portions of their projects conducted in California. 

New York State Stem Cell Science Program (NYSTEM)


The New York State Stem Cell Science program, NYSTEM, was launched in 2007 to support stem cell research across New York State.  NYSTEM supports basic, applied, translational and other research activities to advance scientific discoveries in stem cell biology. In addition to supporting a range of research, NYSTEM supports infrastructure, scientific training, and educational initiatives. Since 2007, NYSTEM has issued 22 RFAs, and made 323 awards totaling $354 million to 35 New York institutions.

New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF)

David McKeon (Chief of Staff),
Dr. Michael Yaffe (Vice President, Scientific Programs),

Repository of induced pluripotent stem cell lines  

NYSCF is a non-profit organization with a mission to accelerate cures for the major diseases of our time through stem cell research. NYSCF combines the depth of a highly focused research institute with the breadth of a wide-ranging philanthropic organization, conducting research at it’s own independent laboratory in New York, funding postdoctoral fellowship and early career investigator programs, and collaborating with major medical research and leading academic institutions around the world. 

Stem Cell Network (SCN)

Cate Murray (Director, Communications & External Affairs), 

Established in 2001, the Stem Cell Network (SCN) has become Canada’s foremost research organization dedicated to enabling the translation of stem cell research into clinical applications, commercial products and public policy. SCN has links to 30 Canadian universities and hospitals, supported 12 clinical trials, 11 start-up companies, incubated several international and Canadian research networks and organizations, funded more than 130 researchers, trained over 2,500 highly qualified personnel, and established the Till & McCulloch Meetings, Canada’s foremost stem cell research event. 


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