Royan Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Technology (RI-SCBT), formerly titled "Department of Stem Cells", was first established in 2002 to promote research on general stem cell biology in Iran.
Thereafter, the "Department of Stem Cells" expanded to eight main research groups conducting studies on embryonic and adult stem cell biology, neural, beta, and germ cell, transplantation, liver and proteomics.
Throughout the course of the studies our VISION has been to make stem cell research findings applicable in disease treatment to improve public health.
Therefore, today, the RI-SCBT is providing a comprehensive and coordinated "bench to bedside" approach to regenerative medicine, as well as a greater understanding of fundamental biology of stem cells, developmental biology, tissue engineering programs, development of translational research of stem cell therapeutics, and administration of new cell-therapy approaches that can restore tissue function to patients.
The "RI-SCBT" consists of three departments and one center including Department of Stem Cells and Developmental Biology, Department of Molecular Systems Biology, Department of Regenerative Medicine, and Cell Therapy Center.
Thus, Our vision is to efficiently put stem cell research findings into operation in disease treatment to increase the level of health.
And, Our mission is to generate insights into the biology of stem cells through basic research and to provide the foundation needed for novel therapies from regenerative medicine.