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Self-regulation of autologous cell therapies

Bernard E Tuch and Dominic Wall
Med J Aust 2014; 201 (9): 514-516. || doi: 10.5694/mja14.01069
Published online: 3 November 2014

In reply: We agree with Vesey on the need for clinical governance, but urge him to remain involved with the development of a national code of conduct in this area. His company's experience would be invaluable. Our observations regarding self-regulation were qualified because, unlike the fertility treatments, many of the therapeutic claims of autologous cell therapies are unproven. Consequently, there should be a goal of developing an evidence framework.

  • Bernard E Tuch1,2
  • Dominic 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 of Pathology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.


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