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Medicine's brightest hope

About the Foundation

The UK Stem Cell Foundation was set up in 2005 to speed up the progress of promising stem cell research and technology into treatments and therapies for patients. It is the only UK charity to focus specifically on stem cell research as a potential treatment for a wide range of conditions and diseases.

The UK is home to some of the world’s leading experts in stem cell research and is ideally placed to advance stem cell technology into the clinic for the benefit of billions of people around the globe.

However the work of these experts is being held back due to a lack of funding to enable their early stage research to reach clinical trial. Clinical trial is where the safety and efficacy of stem cell treatments are tested before they can become mainstream treatments for patients.

Through a combination of fundraising, collaboration with others and co-funding, the Foundation aims to advance the most promising research projects that have the greatest potential to deliver patient benefits ideally within a five-year period.

"We have helped over £20 million to be invested in stem cell research projects in the UK through a combination of fundraising, co-funding and collaboration."

- Lord Robert Winston

“It's never been a more exciting time for Stem Cell Research”
Sir Richard Sykes

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