Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Coding and import regulations for human tissue and cells

Two EU Directives have been put in place for the coding and import of tissues and cells for human application.

The Directives are already in force in other European Member States and due to come into force in the UK on 1 April 2018 via the Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) (Amendment) Regulations 2018.

From this date, all establishments licensed in the human application sector will need to meet the requirements laid out in these two Directives: 
  1. The coding Directive
    This will affect all HTA establishments licensed for human application and brings in measures to implement a Single European Code (SEC).
     
  2. The import Directive
    This will affect any establishment that currently is, or will in the future be, importing tissues and cells for human application.

 
Please use the side bar menu on this page for more information on the Directives and how to prepare for implementation

 

 

 

 

 

 

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EU Directives for the coding and import of tissues and cells for human application