by Dr Peter Liese, MEP, European People's Party Coordinator – Environment, Public Health and Food Safety:
In Europe over 2000 establishments provide hospitals and clinicians with tissues and cells to help treat a great variety of medical conditions. These include leukemia, burn wounds, infertility, cardiac insufficiency and blindness. Continuous innovations in this rapidly growing sector allow for more and better treatments for the benefit of patients. Tissues and cells are also the starting material for many advanced therapy medicinal products.
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