Dr Philippa Brice ,
Phg Foundation |
A new UK Stem Cell Tool Kit has been launched as a reference tool for anyone developing programmes of human (but not animal) stem cell research and manufacture for clinical applications. The hope is that this portal will help streamline and accelerate the process of clinical translation from research into healthcare practice by making the regulatory path clearer for researchers within the ‘stringent but facilitating regulatory framework for stem cell research’ in the UK.
For a given project, the Tool Kit offers graphical representations of regulatory routes, key regulatory questions and milestones, with detailed information about required steps and contacts for each stage.