Projects with imported hESC lines

Imports of human embryonic stem cells (ESCs) for research projects permitted subject to strict requirements. Here you will find information on the relevant requirements and responsibilities and the concrete procedure to be followed for imports of hESCs. 

You intend to import human embryonic stem cells from abroad (IMP) to conduct a specific stem cell research project (RP-SC).

Requirements (c and b subject to a)

a) Approval of the research project (RP-SC) granted by the competent ethics committee
b) The Federal Office of Public Health’s reference number for the stem cell research project (RP-SC)
(allocation of a reference number = approval of the research project)
c) Licence from the Federal Office of Public Health to import human embryonic stem cells (IMP)

Responsibilities

a) Competent ethics committee
b) Federal Office of Public Health
c) Federal Office of Public Health

How to proceed

Last modification 28.06.2018

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Federal Office of Public Health FOPH
Division of Biomedicine
Human Research Section
Schwarzenburgstrasse 157
3003 Berne
Switzerland
Tel. +41 58 463 51 54
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