Archived — Canadian asset map for stem cell and regenerative medicine

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Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells—Long Description

Figure 1

Source of Funding for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Research 2006/7 to 2010/11 ($277.5 Million)
Funding organisations Percentage of funding
* Other includes AllerGen, the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation, and Insception Biosciences Inc. (Return to table.)
Genome Canada 2%
Other * 1%
Government of Ontario 5%
NIH (US) 3%
NSERC 3%
CRC 8%
CIHR 36%
TFF 9%
NCE 10%
CFI 23%

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Figure 2

Total Funding by Province 2006/7 to 2010/11 (Total $277.5M)
Provinces Percentage of funding
* Other includes MB, SK, NB, NS, NL. (Return to table.)
Other * 2%
Alberta 9%
British Columbia 9%
Quebec 15%
Ontario 65%

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Figure 3

University Funding Over $10M (2006/7 to 2010/11)
Universities Funding (Million)
UBC $23.2M
University of Ottawa $42.8M
McMaster University $14M
University of Toronto $117M
University of Alberta $14.4M
University of Montreal $25.7M
McGill University $9.7M

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Figure 4

Number of Researchers By Province
Provinces Number of researchers
British Columbia 53
Alberta 37
Saskatchewan 5
Manitoba 11
Ontario 195
Quebec 102
New Brunswick 1
Nova Scotia 11
Newfoundland & Labrador 1

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Number of Researchers By University
Universities Number of researchers
University of Laval 23
UBC 50
University of Alberta 16
University of McGill 33
University of Western Ontario 17
University of Toronto 110
University of Ottawa 34
McMaster University 19
University of Montreal 32
University of Calgary 21

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Figure 6

Percentage of Researchers Working in Each Major Discipline (n=416)
Major disciplines Percentage of researchers
Other 4%
Social Sciences & Humanities 4%
Tissue Engineering 19%
Stem Cells 73%

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Figure 7

Focus of Stem Cell Research (n=303)
Focus of research Percentage of researchers
Stem Cells: Unspecifi ed (n=29) 10%
Stem Cells: Various (n=29) 10%
Stem Cells: Cancer (n=30) 10%
Stem Cells: Pluripotent (n=49) 16%
Stem Cells: Tissue-Specific (n=166) 54%

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Focus of Pluripotent Stem Cell Researchers (n=66)
Focus of pluripotent stem cell research Percentage of researchers
Unspecific Pluripotent & Tissue-Specific (n=1) 2%
Induced Pluripotent & Tissue-Specific (n=2) 3%
Both Pluripotent Types & Tissue-Specific (n=3) 5%
Induced Pluripotent Only (n=2) 3%
Both Pluripotent Types Only (n=6) 9%
Embryonic & Tissue-Specific (n=11) 17%
Embryonic Only (n=41) 61%

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Figure 9

Focus of Tissue-Specific Stem Cell Researchers (n=166)
Focus of tissue-specific research Percentage of researchers
* Other includes amniotic (n=1), cardiac (n=3), dermal (n=3), fat (n=4), fetal (n=2), gastrointestinal (n=2), germline (n=3), lung (n=1), mammary (n=2 + a researcher who worked with various cell types), ovary (n=1), vascular (n=1). Another researcher who worked with various cell types worked with placental stem cells. (Return to table.)
Pancreas (n=5) 3%
Muscle (n=7) 4%
Unspecifi ed Adult (n=17) 10%
Hematopoietic, including cord blood (n=58) 36%
Other (n=23) * 14%
Neutral, including retinal (n=24) 14%
Bone Marrow/Mesenchymal (n=32) 19%

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Figure 10

Focus of Tissue Engineering Researchers (n=79)
Focus of tissue engineering research Percentage of researchers
Tissue Engineering: Unspecified (n=6) 8%
Biomaterials: Scaffolds (n=7) 9%
Biomaterials: Unspecified (n=14) 18%
Tissue Engineering: Stem Cells and Scaffolds (n=52) 65%

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Disease Focus of Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Researchers (n=400)
Research focus of diseases Percentage of researchers
Hematological (n=9) 2%
Metabolic (n=12) 3%
Various (n=101) 25%
Other (n=38) 10%
Cardiovascular (n=41) 10%
Musculoskeletal (n=49) 12%
Cancer (n=94) 24%
Neurological (n=56) 14%

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Figure 12

Number of Researchers Working on Cancer (n=105)
Focus of cancer research Number of researchers
* Other includes one each of colorectal, liver, ovarian and prostate. (Return to table.)
Other  * 4
Cervix 2
Breast 4
Brain 6
Hematological 37
Not Specified 52

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Figure 13

Number of Researchers Working on Neurological Conditions (n=66)
Focus of neurological research Number of researchers
note that in several cases, two neurological indications were given, hence the total of the bars is more than 66.
Multiple Sclerosis 5
Spinal Cord Injury 11
Eye 16
Other 15
Multiple/Not Specified 25

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Number of Researchers Working on "Other" Conditions (n=38)
Research focus of other diseases Number of researchers
Aging 1
Cardiopulmonary 1
Cutaneous 3
Dental 3
Embryogenesis 5
Gastrointestinal 1
Genetic 2
Immunological 6
Infection 1
Renal 1
Reproduction—Female 5
Reproduction—Male 3
Respiratory 4
Urological 2

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