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Federico Rodriguez, BSMT, SBB (ASCP)

Senior Consultant

Federico has over 25 years of experience in immunohematology and cellular therapy fields and has held numerous different positions during his career: Medical Technologist, Sales Specialist, Laboratory Supervisor, Education Coordinator, Laboratory Manager, Technical Director and recently as a Consultant. He has provided guidance to laboratories and institutions in all aspects of manufacturing, regulatory requirements and compliance, process design, process improvement and quality management systems worldwide, including the United States, Latin America and the Middle East. Federico has been a FACT inspector since 2005 and has performed multiple inspections nationally and internationally. In addition, he was part of a team of inspectors for a pilot program to perform inspections in Spanish. Federico served as Chair of the ISCT Laboratory Practices Committee.

Areas of Expertise

Quality Management Systems; FACT, NetCord, CAP, AABB and cGMP compliance; process and facility design, and laboratory workflow; document control and writing including policies, procedures, processes, gap analyses, abstracts, posters, scientific publications, and clinical trials; staff training, coaching and mentoring, marketing; equipment qualification and validations including IQ, OQ and PQ.

Scope of Experience

9 years of bench tech laboratory experience.
19 years of management experience.
Teaching and mentoring roles throughout professional career.

Market Sector Focus

Hematopoietic stem cell collection and processing (bone marrow, apheresis products and cord blood)
Bone marrow collection and processing for cardiac indications

Relevant Assignments

  • Performed more than 25 FACT and FACT-NetCord inspections of cell collection facilities, processing laboratories, and cord blood banks.
  • Former Co-editor of the ISCT e-newsletter, the Telegraft.
  • Former Member, Vice-Chair and Chair of the ISCT Laboratory Practices Committee
  • Member of the Board of Directors for the Suzanne Ledin Memorial Foundation.

Qualifications & Registrations

Specialist in Blood Bank Technology 2001.


As a Matter of FACT

FACT was formally known as “FAHCT” (The Foundation for the Accreditation of Hematopoietic Cellular Therapy) until it expanded operations into other cellular therapies beyond hematopoietic cells.

Accreditation Success Story

The University of Utah Blood and Marrow Transplant Program began at the University Hospital in Salt Lake City in 1990. The program has been FACT accredited for 10 years, and offers suggestions for large programs considering FACT accreditation. Read more

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