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Europe plans to standardise rules on tissue engineering

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 05 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:310
  1. Rory Watson
  1. Brussels

The European Commission is drafting legislation on tissue engineering to replace the existing patchwork of different national regulations with uniform rules across the European Union.

The initiative is designed to guarantee patient safety and to ensure that tissue engineered products can be marketed without obstacles throughout the European Union to those who need the innovative therapies. It also aims to encourage medical research in an area that can develop new ways of treating diseases …

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