Overview & Vision

The Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine (OIRM) is a non-profit stem cell institute dedicated to transforming discoveries into clinical trials and cures. Through our commitment to collaboration and partnerships, we leverage our resources to fund and support promising advances. OIRM is a passionate champion for investigators and their patients as we build a healthier future for Ontario, Canada, and the world.

OIRM was established on November 25, 2014 and is currently funded by the Government of Ontario with $25M in support over five years (2015-2020). By leveraging the many advantages in Ontario, such as world-class science and clinical infrastructure, a supportive regulatory environment, and facilities across the province that support manufacturing, commercialization and the launch of spin-offs, OIRM augments its government funding to deliver on its promise of better health and prosperity for Ontarians.

“Stem cells for health.”

This short statement – OIRM’s tagline –represents what we do and why we do it.

We assemble the right partners, support and funding to move stem cell research from the lab into the clinic. It’s a process that involves many people, organizations and businesses, all of whom share our goal of achieving better health for patients.

The vision of OIRM is to transform the treatment of incurable diseases, making Ontario a global leader in the development and dissemination of stem cell-based products and therapies.

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