Organization: Stem Cell Network

NCE shortlists 11 for 2018-19 competition

The Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) has announced 11 shortlisted candidates that will proceed to the next phase of the 2018-19 competition that is open to both new and established networks. The 11 networks bested 58 other proposals and will submit full proposals by July. This competition marks the first time both new and…

Editorial – 30-9

Kudos to the tri-agency Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) for finally doing the right thing and offering the prospect of renewed support to deserving networks beyond the current funding limits of three, five-year terms.

Time to act on Canada’s stem cell science competitive advantage

Throughout the world, countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom and Japan are striving to become world leaders in this promising new area. Canada has an incalculable advantage — we are already there. We have been leaders since James Till and Ernest McCulloch discovered stem cells more than 50 years ago. Canada’s foundational research in stem cell biology has underpinned all subsequent work on clinical applications in regenerative medicine, stem cell-related drug discovery, and cell and tissue engineering. Stem cell science is, truly, Canada’s science.

Canada’s regenerative medicine sector poised to soar with better funding and collaboration: report

Canadian expertise and achievements in regenerative medicine (RM) could be at a turning point if strategic steps are taken to increase stable funding and achieve greater coordination among the many federal and provincial players. Those are the key observations of a report issued by the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA), which was based on a two-day workshop held last October to provide policy makers with pointers for growing the sector and realizing greater economic and health benefits.

Stem Cell Network announces spending plans

The Stem Cell Network (SNC) has announced how it will spend $12 million in funding provided in the last federal Budget. The SNC will use the two years of extended support for 31 research projects and early-stage clinical trials as well as workshops and administrative costs. In addition to developing therapies, products and treatments, it…

Three NCEs secure new funding

The Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) have passed their seven-year renewal and will receive $68.8 million over the next four years. The Stem Cell Network‘s grant is $6.4 million annually (up from $5.3 million), followed by AUTO 21 (unchanged at $5.8 million) and the Canadian Water Network ($5 million, up from $3.7 million). The…

NCE program extends funding for four Networks

The Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) program has announced that funding for four of its Centres will be extended for another three-years for a total commitment of $55 million. Extended NCEs and their annual funding levels are: Auto 21 ($5.8 million), Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network ($3.55 million), Canadian Water Network ($3.7 million),…