The mission of the Interdepartmental Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine (CIDSTEM) of the University of Modena e Reggio Emilia is to provide patients with effective therapeutic solutions for severe diseases for which regenerative medicine is either the only or the best therapeutic chance, through ethical and scientific excellence.

The Centre has a 2000 sq meters GMP facility (AIFA Authorization n. aM - 169/2014) containing 17 independent Class B rooms, which is run by the University spin-off Holostem Terapie Avanzate.

The GMP facility is devoted to the preparation of epithelial grafts, destined to clinical application in cell therapy and gene therapy and to the development of phase I/II clinical trials based on different types of ATMP,  also on external commission.

CIDSTEM is accredited by the regional government as industrial research and technology transfer centre within the Emilia-Romagna High Technology Network and is located inside the Centre for Regenerative Medicine “Stefano Ferrari”(CMR), an international widely recognized point of reference in the field of epithelial stem cells-based advanced therapies.



LEFT: the Centre for Regenerative Medicine “Stefano Ferrari”.

RIGHT (from the top): colonies derived  from a single epithelial stem cell, a cultured  sheet of corneal epithelium and a biotechnologist inside the GMP facility.

The Interdepartmental Centre

for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine


Italian websitehttp://www.cidstem.unimore.it/chi_siamo.html