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HeLEX works to increase understanding of how the use and impact of innovative technologies in health can be accommodated within existing legal and governance frameworks, and the extent to which such frameworks may need to evolve.

Emerging technologies in healthcare promise great benefits but need a strong regulatory framework to ensure any risks are assessed and managed.

Our interdisciplinary approach uses tools and methods of investigation and analysis from the disciplines of law, philosophy and sociology, in addition to using empirical research to enable us to understand current and emerging practice in medical research and clinical practice, and provides them as a basis for effective policy making.

Any findings developed from our research are legally compliant, based on sound ethical principles and grounded in an understanding of current practice.

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