Biomedical research

Germany Judgment in case Oliver Brüstle v. Greenpeace e.V. / Embryo research

Published on : Thematic : Biomedical research / Case-law texts Temps de lecture : 98 min.

Judgement of the Court in case Oliver Brüstle v Greenpeace e.V., 18 October 2011, C-34/10  A process which involves removal of a stem cell from a human embryo at the blastocyst stage, entailing the destruction of that embryo, cannot be patented. The use of human embryos for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes which are applied to the human embryo and are useful to it is patentable, but their use for purposes of scientific research is not pa...

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