Hong Kong Beauty Salon Blunders Spark Move to Regulate Stem Cell Treatment and Therapies
April 4, 2018
(South China Morning Post) – The Hong Kong government on Tuesday moved a step closer to regulating stem cell treatment and other “advanced therapy” products in the city as it launched a two-month consultation following recent cases of serious blunders in beauty salon procedures. In a statement, authorities proposed classifying the services – including gene therapy, somatic cell therapy and tissue engineering – under the Pharmacy and Poisons Ordinance, which would require amending the law. Stem cells, in particular, are used in a variety of treatments, such as anti-ageing therapies and immune system enhancement.