Génome Québec congratulates Dr. Guy Sauvageau of IRIC, who was named Radio-Canada’s 2014 Scientist of the year for the discovery of a molecule capable of multiplying umbilical cord blood stem cells. 

Dr. Sauvageau’s team has made an unprecedented breakthrough with the discovery of a new molecule capable of multiplying the stem cells present in umbilical cord blood. The use of this molecule – named UM171 in honor of Université de Montréal – will make it possible to significantly increase the availability of compatible stem cells for treating patients with illnesses like leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.


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