Projects to derive hESCs from surplus embryos

The derivation of human embryonic stem cells from surplus embryos is subject to strict rules. Here you will find information on the relevant requirements and responsibilities and the steps in the licensing procedure. 

You intend to derive human embryonic stem cells from surplus embryos (DER). The cells are being derived with a view to conducting 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) Reference number from the Federal Office of Public Health for the
stem cell research project (RP-SC)
(allocation of a reference number = approval of research project)
c) Licence from the Federal Office of Public Health to derive human embryonic stem cells from surplus embryos (DER)

Responsibilities

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

How to proceed

Relating to the derivation of human embryonic stem cells from surplus embryos (DER)

Relating to the stem cell research project (RP-SC)

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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