Consequently, PromoCell strictly complies with the following procedure for the donation and collection of human tissue used for cell isolation:
The tissue used by PromoCell for the isolation of human cell cultures is derived from donors who have signed an informed consent form (this being done by the donor himself, an authorized agent, or a legal agent) which outlines in detail the purpose of the donation and the procedure for processing the tissue. We do not accept or use any tissue without prior signing of the consent documents.
When obtaining and using human tissue, PromoCell acts in strict compliance with
- “The Convention for Protection of Human Rights and Dignity of the Human Being with Regard to the Application of Biology and Medicine: Convention of Human Rights and Biomedicine” published on April 4th, 1997 by the Council of Europe (European Treaty Series – no 164).
- “The Human Tissue Act” published on November 15th, 2004 by the government of the United Kingdom. This act aims to make consent a fundamental principle underpinning the use and storage of human tissue. More about PromoCell Cells and HTA.
- “The Declaration of Helsinki” developed by the World Medical Association as a statement of ethical principles to provide guidance to physicians and other participants in medical research involving human subjects.
- “German Federal Data Protection Act“ to protect privacy of donors.
Should you have any questions concerning ethical aspects related to the use of Primary Human Cells, do not hesitate to contact us.
Dr. Irma Börcsök
Phone: +49 6221 – 649 34 0
Fax: +49 6221 – 649 34 40