Congratulations to Dr. Sauvageau’s team who was voted Québec Science Discovery of the year thanks to the discovery of a new molecule that expands stem cells from umbilical cord blood.


This discovery will significantly increase the availability of compatible cord blood for treating patients with illnesses like leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. For many patients this therapy constitutes a treatment of last resort.

To read IRIC’s press release, click here.

To read the report in Québec Science, click here.

To see the Québec Science video explaining the discovery, click here.

Photo credit: Christian Charbonneau, IRIC