Ethical issues relating to supply of human tissue to the commercial biomedical sector

  title={Ethical issues relating to supply of human tissue to the commercial biomedical sector},
  author={Christopher X Womack},
  journal={Cell and Tissue Banking},
Demand for an ethical supply of human tissue for research in the commercial biomedical sector is increasing substantially. This article sets out to review ethical issues specifically relating to acquisition of tissue from patients in a publicly funded national health service (NHS), for research use in a commercial setting. Some of the background to recent high profile Inquiries in England is discussed and is used to illustrate legal and ethical differences between living and dead people. Issues… CONTINUE READING

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