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This paper situates the public debate over the use of living animal organs and tissue for human therapies within the history of experimental islet transplantation. Specifically, the paper compares and contrasts the Canadian and Australian responses on xenotransplantation to consider what lessons can be learnt about the regulation of a complex and… (More)
The aims of this study are twofold: (i) to pay tribute to Hartmann Stahelin for his scientific research on cyclosporin A; and (ii) to consider possible lessons for future pharmacological innovation by revisiting Stahelin's personal struggles to obtain fair recognition for his contribution to transplantation medicine.
PERV transmission and infection has been documented in laboratory animals but not in human patients. For example, diabetic immuno-compromised mice were infected by PERV following transplantation of porcine islet cells (Van der Laan et al. 2000). The above text should be replaced with the following: PERV transmission in vivo has neither been confirmed in… (More)