Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine

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The Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine, at Little France in Edinburgh, was opened in May 2012.

The Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine (SCRM) is a stem cell research centre at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, dedicated to the study and development of new regenerative treatments for human diseases. The £54 million facility is part of a total £600 million joint investment in stem cell biology and medicine by the Scottish Government and the University of Edinburgh.[1] Designed by Sheppard Robson, the SCRM is part of the BioQuarter cluster at Little France.

The 9000 m2 building, which can house up to 250 scientists, is home to biologists and clinical academics from the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine (CRM), and applied scientists working with the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service and Roslin Cells.[1] It contains laboratory and support space, a company incubator unit, and a clinical translation unit which enables the production of cells at Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) grade.

Conditions being researched at the SCRM include multiple sclerosis and heart and liver disease.

The Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine was officially opened by the Princess Royal on 28 May 2012.[2]

On 25 August 2014, the centre grew the first working organ, a thymus, from scratch inside an animal.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b "Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine". Regenerative Medicine. Health Science Scotland. Retrieved 19 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Princess Royal opens Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine". BBC News. BBC. 28 May 2012.
  3. ^ Bredenkamp, Nicholas; Ulyanchenko, Svetlana; O’Neill, Kathy Emma; Manley, Nancy Ruth; Vaidya, Harsh Jayesh; Blackburn, Catherine Clare (2014). "An organized and functional thymus generated from FOXN1-reprogrammed fibroblasts". Nature Cell Biology. 16 (9): 902–908. doi:10.1038/ncb3023. PMC 4153409. PMID 25150981.
  4. ^ Freeman, David (25 August 2014). "Scientists Create Working Organ From Scratch For First Time Ever". Huffington Post. Retrieved 28 August 2014.

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SCRM Homepage

Coordinates: 55°55′11″N 3°07′52″W / 55.9198°N 3.131°W / 55.9198; -3.131