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Industry perceptions of barriers to commercialization of regenerative medicine products in the UK.

Plagnol, AC and Rowley, E and Martin, P and Livesey, F (2009) Industry perceptions of barriers to commercialization of regenerative medicine products in the UK. Regen Med, 4. pp. 549-559.

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Abstract

AIMS: Regenerative medicine is an emerging field with the potential to provide widespread improvement in healthcare and patient wellbeing via the delivery of therapies that can restore, regenerate or repair damaged tissue. As an industry, it could significantly contribute to economic growth if products are successfully commercialized. However, to date, relatively few products have reached the market owing to a variety of barriers, including a lack of funding and regulatory hurdles. The present study analyzes industry perceptions of the barriers to commercialization that currently impede the success of the regenerative medicine industry in the UK. MATERIALS & METHODS: The analysis is based on 20 interviews with leading industrialists in the field. RESULTS: The study revealed that scientific research in regenerative medicine is thriving in the UK. Unfortunately, lack of access to capital, regulatory hurdles, lack of clinical evidence leading to problems with reimbursement, as well as the culture of the NHS do not provide a good environment for the commercialization of regenerative medicine products. CONCLUSION: Policy interventions, including increased translational government funding, a change in NHS and NICE organization and policies, and regulatory clarity, would likely improve the general outcomes for the regenerative medicine industry in the UK.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Commerce Great Britain Interviews as Topic Regenerative Medicine
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div E > Economics and Policy
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email sms67@cam.ac.uk
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2015 13:06
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2015 23:47
DOI: 10.2217/rme.09.21