It’s a bold statement, but one that is especially true in the field of regenerative medicine:
Stem cells were first identified here in 1961. Since then, Ontario has had many firsts in this field, including the discoveries of retinal stem cells, cancer stem cells, populations of stem cells in the skin and heart, as well as the fundamentals of early development.
Just in this past year, the world’s first stem cell treatment for septic shock took place in Ottawa. And results from the first clinical trial to completely suppress multiple sclerosis were published.
These are just two of many recent firsts OIRM is proud to be part of. Read about them and the ones we’re working on for the near future by scrolling down.