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International Stem Cell Research

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The International Stem Cell Forum (ISCF) is made up of 14 leading funders of stem cell research from a r stem cell research, with the overall aim of promoting global good practice and accelerating progress in this vitally important area of biomedical science.

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The International Society for Stem Cell Research is an independent, nonprofit organization established to promote and foster the exchange and dissemination of information and ideas relating to stem cells, to encourage the general field of research involving stem cells and to promote professional and public education in all areas of stem cell research and application.


The following is a selection of Web sites representing foreign organizations involved in stem cell research.

  • Australia

    • National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia The National Stem Cell foundation of Australia (NSCFA) was established in mid-2011 as the follow-on organization from the Australian Stem Cell Centre. It is a public company whose mission is to promote the study and use of stem cells in the prevention or control of disease in human beings and to enhance public education in this field.
  • Canada

  • Europe

    • EuroStemCell - Helps European citizens make sense of stem cells. Aims to provide reliable, independent information and road-tested educational resources on stem cells and their impact on society. Funded by the European Union.
  • Finland

  • Japan

  • Singapore

  • United Kingdom

    • Centre for Stem Cell Biology Part of the University of Sheffield.
    • Institute for Stem Cell Research Centre for Regenerative Medicine (CRM) - Research at CRM encompasses embryonic, fetal and adult tissue stem cells.
    • Regenerative Medicine Scotland This organization seeks to develop a globally recognized regenerative medicine industry in Scotland, building on academic research and collaborating with the commercial sector to translate health-related benefits to the economy of Scotland and to healthcare internationally.
    • The UK Medical Research Council sponsors the UK Stem Cell Bank, which is responsible for storing, characterizing, and supplying ethically approved, quality-controlled stem cell lines for medical research and treatment.

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