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Received: 13 December 2017
Accepted: 27 March 2018
First Online: 7 April 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The human lung fibroblasts used in this study was sourced from PromoCell and were derived from donors who have signed an informed consent form (this being done by the donor himself, an authorized agent, or a legal agent) which outlines in detail the purpose of the donation and the procedure for processing the tissue.When obtaining and using human tissue, PromoCell acts in strict compliance with “The Convention for Protection of Human Rights and Dignity of the Human Being with Regard to the Application of Biology and Medicine: Convention of Human Rights and Biomedicine” published on April 4th, 1997 by the Council of Europe (European Treaty Series – no 164), “The Human Tissue Act” published on November 15th, 2004 by the government of the United Kingdom, the “The Declaration of Helsinki” developed by the World Medical Association and the “German Federal Data Protection Act” to protect privacy of donors.
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