Report from the joint MHRA Patient Forum on Biomodifying technologies.
This is a report on a Patient Forum jointly hosted by the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the ESRC-funded Biomodifying technologies project. The Forum was hosted in January 2020. The report details the purpose of the forum, and reports on the topics of the forum: the potential clinical applications of 'biomodifying technologies' such as gene editing, 3D bioprinting and induced pluripotent stem cells, issues of risk and uncertainty, personalised or customised treatments, and long-term follow up care for patients treated with these novel medicines. The report also details the discussions with forum participants, who included independent patent representatives, representatives of patient organisations and charities, and members of different departments within the MHRA.