Stem Cell Treatments: More Resources to Treat More Patients


Goal : $15,000,000

Raised : 51%

The HMR Research Center is an international leader in cell therapy. Current advances in this field of medicine represent a genuine revolution. Researchers need adequate resources to exploit the field’s full potential.

Every day, doctors and researchers at HMR make spectacular advances with stem cell treatments. These treatments consist of taking the cells of patients or donors, sorting, reprogramming, and multiplying them, and then injecting them into the patient. Ultimately, the body heals itself thanks to these reprogrammed cells.

The healing power of stem cells

These "drug-cells" act more effectively and have fewer side effects than traditional treatments. It is this ‘natural power’ of cells that is sourced to help cure some of the most serious diseases of our time. Cell therapy is one of the 21st century’s greatest medical advances.

Extra Resources means accelerated discoveries

To enhance their research, develop new applications, and increase success rates from year to year, medical teams need:

  • More space (an additional 32,000 sq. Ft). This will provide a work environment conducive to the advancement of research and will increase laboratory capacity for cell therapy clinical applications.
  • More advanced equipment and advanced technologies, including molecular and cellular biology, and biophysics.
  • More leading researchers to help make discoveries and translate them into clinical research and new treatments for more patients.

With your support we will be able to : 

  • Increase the number of patients saved by innovative cellular therapy treatments. Your donations will help push the boundaries even further, for even more patients.
  • Apply the benefits of cellular therapy to a range of diseases that are incurable today.
  • Offer patients the best possible care, especially in the cutting-edge fields of immunology-oncology, vision health and nephrology.
  • Offer renewed hope to patients for whom cellular therapy is the only solution for a cure.


In my wildest dreams, cellular therapy not only cures blood cancers, but also diabetes, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, arthritis and EVERY type of cancer, including breast, ovarian, prostate and skin cancers. And it can repair ALL of the body’s tissues and organs: heart, eyes, kidneys, lungs…

This dream is about to come true with your support.


Dr. Denis Claude Roy

HMR Research Center Director , Scientific Director of the Center for Excellence in Cellular Therapy (CECT), CellCAN Director 



International expertise developed through donor support

Decades of work and investment, the recruitment of specialized professionals, and the constant financial support of the HMR Foundation have allowed the HMR to develop an internationally recognized expertise in cell therapy. The research team specializing in this field is made up of more than 100 professionals and is among the world elite responsible for progress in this area.

Since 2007, the HMR Foundation has donated more than $ 20 million to support this research, including major support for the Center for Excellence in Cellular Therapy (CECT). The CECT is the largest facility of its kind in Canada and one of the largest in the world. Directed by Dr. Denis Claude Roy, it is a highly secure area, where cells are reprogrammed in the laboratory. This is the only place in Quebec where it is possible to do such manipulation on a large scale for patients.