Despite advances in technology, over 90% of
drugs fail during clinical trials, primarily because of concerns
over safety or poor efficacy. Human tissue, residual to surgery or
transplants, can help researchers create safer more effective
medicines, yet it is a vastly under-utilised resource with most
tissues being incinerated rather than being offered to research.
What are the reasons that so little human tissue is used in research
and how can these barriers be
The goal of the conference was to bring experts from Government, industry, academia and tissue banks together
to positively shape the future of human tissue access in the UK.
You can play each presentation here…
BBC Radio 4's You and Yours programme on October 21st featured interviews with Dr Bob Coleman and Professor Chris Foster, recorded during the conference. You can listen to them here
Summary of Proceedings
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Conference Report by FRAME