The Ottawa Hospital is world leader in stem cell research

A leader in stem cell research, The Ottawa Hospital is the home of many world firsts:

  • 2007: First to identify a new kind of stem cells in skeletal muscle, opening the door to the development of regenerative therapies for muscular dystrophy and other conditions.
  • 2013: World-first clinical trial using genetically enhanced stem cells to repair damaged heart muscle after a major heart attack.
  • 2016: World-first clinical trial of stem cell therapy to treat septic shock.
  • 2016: First demonstration that an intensive procedure involving stem cells and chemotherapy can halt the progression of MS and allow lasting repair.

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