Exports of human embryonic stem cells

Human embryonic stem cells derived in Switzerland may in principle be exported abroad. Here you will find information on the relevant requirements and responsibilities and the procedure to be followed.  

You intend to export human embryonic stem cells abroad (EXP). The stem cells are to be used for a specific stem cell research project (RP-SC*) abroad. * = abroad


Licence from the Federal Office of Public Health to export human embryonic stem cells (EXP)


Federal Office of Public Health

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Further Information

Research Involving Human Embryonic Stem Cells

Stem cell research arouses great hopes. However, it also raises ethical concerns because the cells are generally obtained from early human embryos. The legislator has responded by setting clear boundaries.

Last modification 17.08.2018

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