Policy paper

Regenerative medicine inquiry: government response

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Government response to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee Inquiry into regenerative medicine.

Detail

This joint response from the Department of Health and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills sets out the actions that the government will take to support the development of regenerative medicines in the UK.

Regenerative medicine involves replacing or regenerating tissues or organs in the human body, in order to restore or establish normal function. Examples include stem cell therapy, gene therapy and tissue engineering.

Government will set up a Regenerative Medicine Expert Group to develop an NHS regenerative medicine strategy and to monitor the effect of regulation in this area.