Stem cells and regenerative medicine
Scotland is Europe’s leading location for the development of stem cell applications by establishing the optimum environment for translating research into therapeutic benefits for patients.
We've a worldwide reputation for excellence in stem cell and regenerative medicine research and development with excellent access to European markets.
This is built on a strategy, involving government, industry and academia working together, designed to support all segments of this emerging market.
- Scotland’s world-leading academic community boasts extensive experience with embryonic and adult stem cells including induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS)
- Investment in infrastructure and the provision of support for companies has created a vibrant commercial supply chain with stem cell product and service companies working alongside global life science corporations
- Scotland has taken the lead in streamlining the processes that support the generation of clinical data allowing clinical trials to be approved in less than three weeks. Scotland was chosen as the place to conduct the UK’s first approved stem cell clinical trial.
Our stem cell and regenerative medicine brochure highlights why Scotland is a world leader in stem cell research and development.
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