Govt in Draft Notification redefines Stem Cells as Drug

Updated on May 2, 2018 in Biotech
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The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in a recent notification has redefined stem cells and their derivatives as drugs bringing it into the ambit of the DCGI

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The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) which was not consulted before issuing this notification has objected to it and sought changes in the notification to ensure that any clinical use of stem cells should adhere to the National Guidelines for Stem Cell Research – 2017.
” whether minimally manipulated, manipulated more than minimally manipulated or substantially manipulated, We want all clinical use of stem cells to follow these guidelines” said Ms. Geeta Jotwani of the ICMR

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