Research Teams working on projects targeting specific therapeutic goals
The I-Stem laboratory is an institution dedicated to the exploration of potential therapeutic applications of human ES and iPS cells and therefore, is rather a scientific R&D center focusing on translational research. The therapeutic objective is a constant preoccupation which translates into the organisation of teams focused on specific aims and timelines. Such an organisation enables us to test the “feasibility” of the scientific process since each calendar displays benchmarks, with specific objectives in specified periods.
The current scientific programs of I-Stem
The primary focus of the research teams has been targeting several monogenic diseases. These diseases were chosen primarily as scientific opportunities and their number is continuously expanding as the I-Stem Institute matures and increases in size.
As concerns more precisely pathological modelling and pharmacological approaches, the ambition of I-Stem is to develop a research technology capable of covering all aspects of discovery and development of therapeutic molecules for pre-clinical trials in monogenic diseases, until candidate compounds are identified.
Many industrial and academic partnerships have already been established.