A new inquiry into regenerative medicine has been launched by the Lords Science and Technology Select Committee.
Research funders from across Europe have written to the EU urging all members to support stem cell research.
The Technology Strategy Board and four research councils have launched a five year plan to support regenerative medicine and help translate this knowledge into treatments for patients.
Yesterday David Willetts confirmed the UK government is exploring the impact of the new EU ban on patenting of embryo stem cells and that they will continue funding research using embryo stem cells. Background The European Court of Justice made a decision on 18 October which effectively bans the patenting of scientific techniques involving embryonic stem […]
Graham Stringer is planning to ask Vince Cable what he is doing to look at the impact of Europe’s decision last week to ban the patenting of embryo stem cells (check out my previous blog for background on the ban) when he comes into parliament for Business, Innovation and Skills questions on Thursday. Graham has […]
The European Court of Justice made a decision yesterday which effectively bans the patenting of scientific techniques involving embryonic stem cells, even if the technique itself does not directly destroy an embryo but at some stage in the process has involved the use of an embryo. This has no effect on us doing research using […]
By Laura Boothman and Catherine Luckin, policy officers at the Academy of Medical Sciences As the UK government considers how it will transpose the EU Animals Directive, the Academy of Medical Sciences has published a report considering the use of animals containing human material (ACHM) in biomedical research, which recommends that a national expert body […]
Interesting piece in the FT yesterday UK seeks to uphold lead in stem cell research saying that the government is planning to publish their stocktake of regenerative medicine today (Monday) and giving a taster of the commitments in it including a plan to consult widely with industry and medical research charities this year to explore new […]
Last week, a French judge ruled that you should not be able to patent scientific techniques involving embryonic stem cells. Scientists hit the news voicing their concerns that this ruling will make it difficult to get funding to do their research in the UK. Patenting new techniques is how money is made from discoveries and many […]