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The Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem), is a state-of-the-art research institute in Bangalore, India, dedicated to the study of stem cell and regenerative biology. An autonomous institute funded by the Dept of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, inStem emphasizes collaborative research in stem cell biology. Research at inStem encompasses a wide range of topics in stem cell biology from questions about the fundamental mechanisms that control differentiation and renewal, to clinical studies on the impact of stem cells on recovery from stroke/injury. The institute is also home to the Wadhwani Centre, a generous philanthropic donation dedicated to the study of stem cell biology of the nervous system as well as cardiomyopathies. inStem's fast-growing, young and enthusiastic atmosphere ensures that its work is at the very forefront of science. Research at inStem is well-supported, with access to facilities at both NCBS and the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP). Together these three institutions serve as part of the Bangalore Biocluster. inStem is also the umbrella organization for three initiatives: inStem itself, the Center for Stem Cell Research (CSCR) located at CMC Vellore, and an Extramural Program in Stem Cell Research (EPiSTEM), a funding initiative for support of stem cell research nationwide. Strategically placed in the biotechnology hub of India with access to world-class research and facilities, inStem is perfectly positioned to take its place as a leader in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine research.