Who Illegal Obtains, Illegal Seals and Illegal Transplants Cord Blood, Would Be Sentenced to Punishments Because of Crimes According to Regenerative Medicine Act
The accused in this case were operators of the company A which took the storage of cord blood in charge and of the company B which was responsible for the selling of cord blood. They who were suspected of being involved fraud lied to the victims that their cord blood would be used for the academic propose to get it for free. Then they in collusion with an operator of a clinic transplanted cord blood by giving intravenous injections. However, the project of the first sort of regenerative medicine didn’t handed to Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare in Japan according to norms, so it was suspected of being against Regenerative Medicine Act. Finally, the companies were suspected of being involved conversion in business aspect because they in collusion with an operator of wholesaler transferred cord blood, even though the cord blood which was occupied by the companies A and B were seized by the administrative agent. The Accused were therefore sentenced to imprisonment for two years and four months with a suspension for three years.