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Self-regulation of autologous cell therapies

Bernard E Tuch and Dominic M Wall
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (4): 196. || doi: 10.5694/mja13.11043
Published online: 3 March 2014

A first step for a virtually unregulated industry

  • Bernard E Tuch1,2
  • Dominic M Wall3,4

  • 1 NSW Stem Cell Network, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 Centre for Genetic Diseases, Monash Institute of Medical Research, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 3 Australia and New Zealand Region, International Society for Cellular Therapy, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 4 Department Pathology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.


Acknowledgements: 

We thank Insoo Hyun for critical reading of the manuscript, Deborah Monk for advice about the code of conduct of Medicines Australia, and Heather Main for input into the steering committee and its operation.

Competing interests:

Bernard Tuch is a non-executive director of Living Cell Technologies Ltd, which is conducting clinical trials with xenografted cell therapies. He has received speaker and chairman fees from Abbott Laboratories and Merck Sharp and Dohme. Dominic Wall holds an unpaid management position for Cell Therapies Pty Ltd.

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