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Committee consulting on Living Cell Technologies

Media release

10 July 2008

National Health Committee consulting on Living Cell Technologies

The National Health Committee is seeking input from interested parties and
members of the public on an application that has been made by Living Cell
Technologies Pty Limited to conduct a clinical trial of pig cell
transplantation in New Zealand.

This consultation relates only to the application made by Living Cells
Technologies for this particular trial; it is not a more general
consultation about xenotransplantation.

The Committee has been asked by the Minister of Health, Hon David
Cunliffe, to provide him with additional independent advice on Living Cell
Technologies application.

This request to the National Health Committee has been made in accordance
with section 96E(3) of the Medicines Act 1981 (Medicines Act).

The Minister seeks the NHC?s advice about the application in relation to
the criteria set out at section 96E(1) of the Medicines Act.

Making a submission

The submission document can be downloaded from the National Health
Committee?s website: Alternatively, phone the
National Health Committee on 0800 990 028 or email

Submissions can be:

Posted to:

LCT Application Submission
National Health Committee
PO Box 5013

Hand delivered, in an envelope marked

?LCT Application Submission, National Health Committee?
Ministry of Health offices
Level 2
No 1 The Terrace


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