Ethical challenges in first-in-human trials of the artificial placenta and artificial womb: not all technologies are created equally, ethically.
Artificial placenta and artificial womb technologies to support extremely premature neonates are advancing toward clinical testing in humans. Currently, no recommendations exist comparing these approaches to guide study design and optimal enrollment eligibility adhering to principles of research ethics. In this paper, we will explore how scientific differences between the artificial placenta and artificial womb approaches create unique ethical challenges to designing first-in-human trials of safety and provide recommendations to guide ethical study design for initial human translation.
Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association
Infant, Newborn; Pregnancy; Female; Humans; Placenta; Uterus; Research Design; Infant, Newborn, Diseases
Pregnancy; Placenta; Uterus; Research Design; Newborn Diseases
Kukora SK, Mychaliska GB, Weiss EM. Ethical challenges in first-in-human trials of the artificial placenta and artificial womb: not all technologies are created equally, ethically. J Perinatol. 2023;43(11):1337-1342. doi:10.1038/s41372-023-01713-5