The first edition of the FACT Common Standards for Cellular Therapies is FACT’s first step toward offering its voluntary standards and accreditation program to non-hematopoietic cellular therapies. The major objective of the Common Standards is to promote quality medical and laboratory practice in a broad range of cellular therapies. They represent the basic fundamentals of cellular therapy that can be applied to any cell source or therapeutic application, and are intended to be used throughout product development and clinical trials. These Standards are derived from current editions of FACT-JACIE Standards for hematopoietic cellular therapy and NetCord-FACT Standards for cord blood banking. Applications for accreditation under the Common Standards will be accepted later this year. Stay tuned to FACT email announcements for details on the application process. In the meantime, we encourage use of these Standards to improve cellular therapy programs utilizing non-hematopoietic cells or treating non-hematological diseases. The Standards are available for free download, and printed copies may also be purchased, from the FACT store.




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Accreditation Success Story

Hoxworth Blood Center Apheresis Collection Facility and its Cellular Therapies Division have been accredited by FACT since 2003. The program values their FACT accreditation and the impact it has had on their program’s continuous quality improvement objectives. Read more