Apply for a licence for an equine stem cell centre (ESCCA)

Application form for a licence to collect, process and administer equine stem cells for autologous treatment for non-food producing horses.

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Application for a new Equine Stem Cell Centre Authorisation (ESCCA)

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You need a licence to collect, store, process, produce and administer equine stem cells for use as an autologous treatment for non-food producing horses.

The authorisation applies to manufacturers that operate a cryo-storage facility, or bank of equine derived stem cells, or manufacture stem cells derived products.

You must submit your application to the Veterinary Medicines Directorate.

To help you prepare your application, read Veterinary Medicines Guidance Note (VMGN) No. 15 – Manufacturing Authorisations.

All applications are checked upon receipt for completeness you will then be sent an invoice for the fee.

Applications are processed within set timescales as set out in Veterinary Medicines Guidance Note (VMGN) No.18 - Release of Veterinary Medicinal Products to the UK Market.

Published 26 November 2014