Research involving embryonal stem cells is regulated in Switzerland by the Stem Cell Research Act (StRA). This stipulates the conditions under which stem cells may be obtained and used in research.
The Federal Act of 19 December 2003 on Research Involving Embryonic Stem Cells (Stem Cell Research Act, StRA) came into force on 1 March 2005.
The act makes it legal in Switzerland to obtain, under certain conditions, stem cells from "surplus" human embryos for research purposes. It also permits the import of embryonic stem cell lines from abroad for research purposes.
Last modification 17.08.2018