The (SSCF) Swiss Stem Cell Foundation is an independent, non-profit foundation whose goal is to pursue research and development in the domain of stem cells, create new cell therapies for human medical use based on stem cells, as well as to provide training, advice and disseminate knowledge in this field among professional operators and the public at large.
The Foundation’s activities, carried out both at a national and international level, include in particular: research and development of technologies in the pre-clinical phase, consultancy through qualified professionals on new products, the study and development of new tools, medical devices, therapies and, in general, applied research projects, the supply of services in the analysis and research domains, the education of researchers and health operators in general, the promotion and organization of courses, conferences and other events, the dissemination among the public of relevant knowledge by any means that may prove useful to this purpose.
The Foundation, moreover, pursues the objective of conducting educational-training programs in the domain of stem cells.
The Swiss Stem Cell Foundation is convinced that only by maintaining high educational and research standards will it succeed in becoming a reliable and constructive partner in the life sciences arena and, in particular, for applied research projects on stem cells.
The collaboration with the University of Insubria (Varese), the Politecnico di Torino (Torino) and the Ècole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Lausanne in the training of postgraduates and the implementation of research doctorate programmes in biology, as well as postdoctoral education, has been operative for a number of years in this sector – we have been, and still are, a reliable partner that has already trained approximately ten students doing their specialization, PhD students or internships.
The Foundation is currently involved in the education of middle and higher secondary schools, making available equipment for high school seniors (LAM) and organizing open days for students who must decide on their professional future.
The Academy of International Regenerative Medicine & Surgery Society (AIRMESS)
- President: Dr Sophie Menkes
- Vice-President: Dr John Cole
- Scientific director: Dr Pietro Gentile
- Secretary: Dr Katarina Andjelkov
- Treasurer: Dr Rubina Alves
- Other members: Dr Jonathan Fernandez, Dr Angelo Trivisonno, Dr Thierry Van Hemelryck, Dr Alexis Verpaele, Dr Patrick Tonnard, Dr Guillaume Lemierre, Dr Bruno Salazard
- Honorary President: Pr Guy Magalon
Promotion research and development in medicine and regenerative surgery.