The Institutional Committee for Stem Cell Research (IC-SCR) of Frontier Lifeline Hospital and Dr K M Cherian's Heart Foundation has been registered and certified by The National Apex Committee for Stem Cell Research and Therapy (NAC- SCRT) to oversee the activities in the field of cardiac stem cell research for a period of three years.
Chennai-based Frontier Lifeline Hospital (FLL) has been already involved in cardiac stem cell therapy post the approval by Clinical Trial registry of India, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in 2010. The center performed 100 cases proving the safety and efficacy of cardiac stem cells.
And now, NAC-SCRT, the apex body constituted by the Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India, has registered the Institutional Committee for Stem cell research of the hospital and its research centre - Frontier Mediville for performing Cardiac stem cell therapy treatments.
The hospital also revealed that the committee has been certified based on its successful adherence to ethical guidelines and stem cell research done by the department of tissue engineering and regeneration medicine at FLL and Mediville.