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BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 27 January 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:190

FDA demands tissue bank registration: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a rule requiring all tissue banks to register and list their products with the agency. The rule covers traditional transplantable tissues, such as skin and heart valves, as well as new products, such as fetal cells used to treat Parkinson's disease. The provisions will allow the FDA …

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