accreditation statistics

As of April 1, 2021

Cellular Therapy Entities

  • Accredited: 237
  • Applicants: 21

Cord Blood Banks

  • Accredited: 58
  • Applicants: 8

A complete list of accredited organizations can be found at www.factwebsite.org.

Congratulations to the following organization for achieving its initial FACT accreditation:

GW Cancer Center Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Program, Washington, DC

Director: John Barrett, MD

Adult Autologous Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell Transplantation, Peripheral Blood Cellular Therapy Product Collection, and Cellular Therapy Product Processing with Minimal Manipulation

Please Complete Survey to Support Apheresis Cell Collection Standardization Efforts

Posted in :: 2020 Volume 5 :: Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

The following message is sent on behalf of the Standards Coordinating Body for Regenerative Medicine.

As the fields of cell and gene therapies grow, so may the burdens on both apheresis cell collection centers and industry. Standardization of some common collection parameters may reduce this burden on both. Improved consistency and standardization would also improve product quality and potentially improve patient outcomes while reducing errors and audit fatigue.

The Standards Coordinating Body has convened a working group of experts from industry, apheresis cell collection centers, processing laboratories, accreditation bodies, research centers, and other stakeholders to work towards these goals.

We’ve developed two surveys to assess current practices, which take approximately 20 minutes to complete:

For Industry: https://cell-collection-for-industry.questionpro.com

For Apheresis/Cell Collection Centers: https://apheresis-center-survey.questionpro.com

On behalf of the subject matter experts who drafted this survey, and the Standards Coordinating Body, thank you for your time and your essential contribution to this standard development initiative.