• Image courtesy of Dr Kristen Brennand & Dr Fred H. Gage/ Salk Institute for Biological Studies

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  • Image courtesy of Dr Yichen Shi and Dr Rick Livesey/ Cambridge Stem Cell Institute

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About EUCelLEX

The European EUCelLEX Project consists in a full examination of the application of the European rules regarding cell banks together with current practices in respect of the therapeutic use of human cells in the different countries concerned. The purpose is to submit the data obtained to the European Commission for it to draw up legislative measures in line with medical advances in this field.
The EUCelLEX project has received funding from the European Union’s FP7 and is coordinated by Emmanuelle RIAL-SEBBAG (Inserm).



The third Policy Briefing on regenerative medicine from REGenableMED Project is focused on the challenges of scale-up/manufacture of cell therapies.

REGenableMED Project is holding a meeting with UK Members of Parliament on November 8th about the results of their work.

More information on the project can be found here.

We are pleased to share the final conference programme for the EUCelLEX Final International Conference and EAHL joint workshop.

To download a PDF version of the final programme click here.

Authors: Mohamed Abou-El-Enein, Ahmed Elsanhoury, Petra Reinke.

Article in Cell Stem Cell, Volume 19, Issue 3, 1 September 2016, Pages 293–297. (doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2016.08.012)

While advanced therapy medicinal products offer great clinical promise, most EU-approved products have not achieved satisfactory commercial performance. Here we highlight a number of issues that prevent current products from obtaining commercial success and pitfalls that developers must overcome in future product development.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) published a report from a multi-stakeholder expert meeting held on 27 May 2016 to explore possible ways to foster the development of ATMPs in Europe and expand patients’ access to these new treatments.

To view the press release click here.

To view the PDF click here.

The detailed Preliminary Programme of the EUCelLEX Final Conference is now available here.

Reminder : this conference will be held in Paris on September 22-23, in the Institut Curie, amphithéâtre BDD (1 rue Pierre & Marie Curie – Paris 75005).

Online Registration here.

Further information here.