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Nov 11, 2014

MHRA Opens One Stop Shop for Regenerative Medicine Information


MHRA Opens One Stop Shop for Regenerative Medicine Information
MHRA is offering one-stop shop regulatory 
advice for life science professionals
 working on regenerative medicines
by Robyn Barnes
PR Specialist, MasterControl


A new ‘one stop shop’ that will provide regulatory advice for those working in the life sciences industry on regenerative medicines has been launched, according to the United Kingdom's Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).  MHRA is an executive agency of the Department of Health in the United Kingdom responsible for ensuring that medicines and medical devices work and are acceptably safe.

The service will, for the first time, provide a single point of access to regulatory advice from the four regulatory bodies that work in the sector.

The service will help businesses and other organisations to quickly and easily navigate the different regulators and allow them to get the right advice more quickly. It will also provide a single response from the regulators and provide an opportunity for a one to one meeting.

Life Sciences Minister George Freeman said,“I want to make it as easy as possible for our innovative life sciences sector to get the advice they need to turn their innovations into products that can benefit patients. Regenerative medicine is thriving and the new one stop shop highlights our commitment to ensure that the UK becomes the best place in the world for life sciences.”

The group of regulators will work together to provide cross-regulatory advice. The resource will sit within the MHRA’s Innovation Office, which already provides scientific and regulatory advice to companies developing innovative medicines and medical devices.


For further information about the new service or the MHRA Innovation Office, visit http://www.mhra.gov.uk/Howweregulate/Innovation/.



Robyn Barnes, a public relations specialist at MasterControl Inc., writes about the life sciences industry and other regulated environments. Her three decades of marketing and public relations experience include work with USAA, Morrison Knudsen Corp., and KBHome Inc. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in business from New Mexico State University.






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