Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Which research activities the HTA requlates and how consent should be obtained to use human tissue for research
  • Research
HTA and MHRA Policy on the Regulation of Blood as a Starting Material for ATMP Manufacture
This section explains the licensing exemptions from the Human Tissue Act (2004)
  • General licensing
  • Licensing
Joint position statement on the regulating human embryonic stem cell lines for human application
  • Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Stem cells
Information for Independent Assessors and Living Donor Coordinators
  • Living organ donation
  • Organ donation and transplantation
  • Transplants
Traceability of stem cells distributed by Advanced Cell Therapeutics / Biomark / CellTech / BioCells
Information about the communication pathway and model consent forms for professionals seeking consent for an adult or child's post mortem
  • Communication
  • Consent
  • Perinatal
  • Post mortem
Information about the use of DNA, how consent for it use should be sought and how this is regulated
  • Consent
  • DNA
Joint statement from the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
  • Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products
The standards that establishments licensed under an HTA public display licence should meet
  • HTA standards
  • Licensing