New policies can help India excel in stem cell therapy

Date (2016-06-20 )

The change in the policies for medical research can help India excel in the field of stem cell technology, which has been found effective in various types of serious health complications including paralysis, according to the Stem Cell Society of India (SCSI).

The organisation said on Friday the health ministry should consider new rules and regulations on stem cell research, which can break various types of stereotypes in medical world.

"Our health ministry is on the way to considering proposal on new rules and regulation on stem cell research. Stem cells will break all stereo type in medical world," said Pradeep Mahajan, a stem cell expert and treasurer of SCSI.

He was speaking at the 3rd annual national conference of SCSI here.

Mahajan said that India will not be far from countries like the US, Japan, Korea and China in research on stem cell technology, who have excelled in the arena only due to the policies which have supported the research.

The conference was attended by researchers and doctors from all over the country who specialize in cellular therapy.

The event was inaugurated by Balram Airan, Dean (Academics) of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

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