Applications & approvals

The FOPH is charged with regulating different areas of healthcare. In certain cases care providers, research establishments and other organisations are subject to notification or licensing requirements in connection with transplants, genetic analysis, controlled substances (narcotics), biosafety and research on embryonic stem cells. Find out here about how to proceed. 

Exemption authorisations for banned narcotics

Find out here about exceptional licences granted by the FOPH to use controlled drugs, for example for limited medical use, scientific research or pharmaceutical research and development.

Notifications and authorisations in the field of biosafety

The handling of genetically modified, pathogenic or alien organisms is subject to the notification or authorisation obligation. Here is information on the notification and authorisation procedures pursuant to the ContainO.

Applications and licences for stem cell research

Work involving human embryonic stem cells is subject to strict rules. Here researchers, ethics committees and medical personnel will find information on the relevant applications and licences.