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First Cellular Therapy Program in Mexico Earns FACT Accreditation

Posted in :: 2016 Volume 2 :: Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Servicio de Hematología Hospital Universitario in Mexico received internationally recognized FACT accreditation. Directed by David Gomez Almaguer, MD, this is the first and only cellular therapy program in Mexico to be recognized by FACT. The bank received accreditation on September 6, 2016, and is accredited for Adult and Pediatric Allogeneic and Autologous Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell Transplantation, Peripheral Blood Cellular Therapy Product Collection, and Cellular Therapy Product Processing. “We are proud of achieving FACT accreditation and being one of the few internationally recognized transplant centers in middle-income countries,” stated Dr. Gomez Almaguer. “This big leap forward ratifies our team’s constant efforts in providing the best care and high quality products for our patients. FACT Accreditation will undoubtedly drive us forward in the search for better stem cell research and development.”

Dr. Phyllis Warkentin, FACT Chief Medical Officer states, “The Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Servicio de Hematología Hospital Universitario has established a quality cell transplantation program and is leading the field in Mexico. I congratulate the program for the incredible work they have done, and their dedication on being the first in their region to achieve this honor.”

¡Felicidades por su acreditación!