France

Legal status
Key organization National Consultative Bioethics Committee for Health and Life Sciences (CCNE)
Policy hESC research using IVF embryos of up to 8 days is allowed, providing that the medical rationale is well founded, no other means are suitable to research the issue and informed consent is obtained. hESC imports are authorised. Cloning is prohibited.
Legislation LOI nº2011-814 du 7 julliet 2011 relative a la Bioethique
Legislation Link Act 2011-814 on Bioethics (2011) 
Embryonic stem cell research policy Only allowed in exceptional cases and only with surplus embryos.
Research with embryo Only allowed in exceptional cases and only with surplus embryos.
Embryo donation and cryopreservation Embryo and gametes donation is allowed
Somatic cell nuclear transfer SCNT is forbidden

Provider

hESC Cell lines

hiPSC Cell lines