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Public Health and Private WealthStem Cells, Surrogates, and Other Strategic Bodies$
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Sarah Hodges and Mohan Rao

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199463374

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463374.001.0001

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Stem Cell Research and Experimentation in India

Stem Cell Research and Experimentation in India

Leveraging Hope for Global Prominence

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(p.222) 9 Stem Cell Research and Experimentation in India
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Public Health and Private Wealth
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Rohini Kandhari

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463374.003.0010

Surprisingly, despite more than twenty years of state investment, stem cell science in India remains at a very preliminary stage. In contrast, venture capital investments in stem cell science has surged ahead, matched in India by an unregulated nature of medical care in India. The author examines how patients with certain diseases are being offered speculative stem cell treatments in a number of cities in India. Additionally, she explores how a public policy–led growth of medical tourism has also facilitated the stem cell industry. Patients from abroad—the so-called therapeutic refugees—now come to India because such therapies are not permitted in their own countries. In closing, the author asks: how ethical is it for India to be investing in such technologies when it is unwilling to make investments in the health care needs of the majority of the population?

Keywords:   stem cell research, stem cell therapies, India, ‘therapeutic refugees’, medical tourism, venture capital, medical care

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