Results of the Consultation on the Need for a Community Legal Framework on "Human Tissue Engineered Products"

February 3, 2003

Brussels, 31 Jan 2003

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Tissue engineering is a new and rapidly developing technology that intends to produce viable substitutes that restore, maintain or improve the function of human tissues or organs.

It differs from standard therapies by the fact that the engineered products become integrated within the patient, affording a potentially permanent and specific cure of the disease, injury or impairment. It is an inter disciplinary field that applies the principles of biology and engineering.

It is important to establish a clear regulatory framework for this area.

The attached consultation document invited contributions on the need and contents of such a framework.

" Need for a legislative framework for Human tissue engineering and tissue-engineered products "

Results of the consultation

The consultation was open until September 30, 2002.

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