Amendment of health insurance law presents a new opportunity for the treatment of patients with medical preparations of the National Tissue Center
On 21st June 2011 the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic has approved a novelization of the law on public health insurance no. 48/1997.
Significant restriction for the use of stem cells in plastic surgery
The National for Drug Control has notified medical institutes on 3rd June 2011 about the conditions for using autologous fat tissues enriched by stem cells.
Citing the notification: The National for Drug Control hereby notified medical institutes which perform the provision, processing and use of autologous human fat tissues enriched by stem cells within plastic, aesthetic or medical treatment that these activities are adjusted by law no. 296/2008 on the provision of quality and safety of human tissues and cells to be used on humans and on the changes of related laws (law on human tissues and cells), and its operating regulations, and law no. 378/2007 on medications and changes of related laws (drug law), as amended, and its operating regulations.
In accordance with provision § 3 par. 1 of the law on human tissues and cells, the activities of providing, processing and use of autologous human fat tissues enriched by stem cells can only be performed by medical institutions which are holders of a certificate for the activities of a tissue institute in accordance with § 19 of the law on human tissues and cells.
The logotype of our subsidiary National Tissue Center, a.s., which will be located on the Campus science and business park building in Bohunice from the end of June, represents the support our company will provide to our scientific partners and institutes during the market application and transfer of technologies in the Brno region.
The Economy of healthcare congress
During the period of 10th – 13th June 2011, the world congress on the Economy of healthcare held in Toronto will publish a study in the field of modern therapy comparing the treatment of damaged knee cartilage by the newest method of implanting one’s own cultivated cartilage cells to the current surgical orthopedic treatment. The comparison will include an economical evaluation of medical expenses for individual treatments. The results of the study show that the modern method of implanting one's own cultivated cartilage cells seems to be more economical than conventional treatment.
This modern treatment is available in the Czech Republic via the Chondrograft 1000 and Chondrograft 2000 preparations.
Innovations in transplantology save patients
The first and second complete facial transplant has been performed by MUDr. Bohdanem Pomahačem, the head of the Plastic Surgery Clinic at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston (www.brighamandwomens.org). The surgery has shown that conventional transplantology is still a highly innovational field of medicine. This can also be seen in the first successful sternum reconstruction from bone allotransplants performed last year in University Hospital Olomouc in cooperation with the tissue institution at University Hospital Brno.
Installation of unique technologies
An isolator line and large-capacity clean areas were installed as part of the new center for development and production of modern therapy products. The technology will be used for the production of implants from one’s own as well as allogeneic cells of patients.
3rd nationwide conference BIOIMPLANTOLOGY 2011
University Hospital Brno, National Tissue Center a.s. and the Society for Bioimplantology ČLS JEP, represented by MUDr. Roman Kraus, MBA, UHB director and MUDr. Pavel Březovský, CSc., MBA, director of the Transplantation Coordination Center, have held the 3rd nationwide conference called BIOIMPLANTOLOGY 2011.
A unique center for high-quality medicine is being built in Ostrava
Representatives of PrimeCell, a.s., National Tissue Center, a.s., and University Hospital Ostrava have successfully passed consultation in the National Institute for Drug Control regarding the new scientific-technical park called 4 MEDI in Ostrava. The center will be designated for high-capacity production of high-quality products for modern therapy and cell transplants.
NTC bio medical center
PrimeCell is preparing for the commencement of operation of the bio medical center in Campus Science and Business park in Brno, at Palach square in Bohunice. The grand opening will occur between 28th – 30th June.
The senate has approved new rules for modern therapy
The senate has approved the appropriate novelization of the law on drugs in May, fulfilling EU directives regarding the ensuring of quality, efficiency and safety of preparations for modern therapy; i.e. medical preparations for genetic and somato-cellular therapy and preparations of tissue engineering.
Top-notch results of Czech research and medicine
National Tissue Center, a.s., was the co-host of the „Bioimplantologie 2011“ conference. The event had high participation and introduced the newest results of Czech and Slovak doctors and researchers in the field of modern therapy, biotechnology and material engineering.
Hope for Patients
A significant event in the biotechnology field, the Bio Europe Spring 2011 conference held this year in Milan, opened new pathways for mutual business cooperation and developing the field. PrimeCell made a number of valuable agreements in the area of stem cell treatments, supporting our goal of making treatment available to a broader group of patients in the future.