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18. October 2011

Human embryos cannot be patented

COMECE Press 18/10/2011

COMECE welcomes the Judgement of the European Court of Justice (ECJ). In the Case Oliver Brüstle v Greenpeace, the ECJ, in a preliminary ruling, decided that destructive research on human embryo cannot be patented.

31. August 2010

Animal protection should be promoted but not at the expense of human life

COMECE Press 31/08/2010

Alternative methods to animal testing could include tests based on the use of human embryonic stems cells. Member States, according to a Draft EU Directive, may be obliged to apply such tests.

07. June 2010

Animal protection: not an alternative to animal testing

COMECE Press 07/06/2010

COMECE is  deeply concerned by Article 4, paragraph 1 of the draft directive. In order to protect animals, the text to be adopted stipulates that a scientific method or testing strategy, which does not entail the use of living animals, shall be used as an alternative.

27. November 2008

No patent for human embryonic stem cells: A sensible decision and a good signal

COMECE Press 27/11/2008

The Secretary General of COMECE Fr Piotr Mazurkiewicz welcomes the decision made public today by the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO).

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