Projects with hESC lines available in Switzerland

Research with human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) that are available in Switzerland is subject to strict rules. Here you will find an overview of the relevant requirements, responsibilities and procedures, and the requirements applying to final reports.

You wish to conduct a stem cell research project (RP-S) involving human embryonic stem cells that are available in Switzerland.

N.B.: The fact that cell lines have already been imported for a research project does not in itself mean that they are available in Switzerland. In general, the cells have to be reimported for a different project, and a new MTA (Material Transfer Agreement) has to be concluded with the owner of the cell line. In contrast, cell lines that were derived in Switzerland are always available.

Last modification 30.04.2021

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