Anticipating the clinical adoption of regenerative medicine: building institutional readiness in the UK

Andrew Joseph Webster, John Gardner, Jacqueline Barry

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This perspective paper examines the challenges of implementing regenerative medicine (RM) therapies within hospitals and clinics. Drawing on recent work in the social sciences, the paper highlights dynamics within existing healthcare systems that will present both hindrances and affordances for the implementation of new RM technologies within hospitals and clinics. The paper argues that identifying suitable locations for cell- and gene-therapy treatment centers requires an assessment of their institutional readiness for RM. Some provisional criteria for assessing institutional readiness are outlined, and the paper will suggest that it is necessary to begin developing a program for the phased introduction of RM in the longer term
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages11
Early online date23 Jan 2018
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 23 Jan 2018

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© 2018 John Gardner.

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