FACT Standards Committee Announcements

Posted in :: 2018 Volume 4 :: Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

The FACT Standards Committees thank you for your continued feedback on FACT Standards during the various steps in the development process. The FACT Common Standards for Cellular Therapies and the NetCord-FACT Cord Blood Standards are currently under revision. Updates for these Standards are provided below. As progress continues, important updates for each set of Standards will be announced via weekly emails and future Just the FACTs newsletters.

FACT Common Standards for Cellular Therapies, Second Edition

The FACT Common Standards Steering Committee completed its review of the 257 public comments submitted on the draft second edition of the Common Standards. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

The second edition is scheduled for publication on March 15, 2019. These Standards represent the basic principles of quality in 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.

NetCord-FACT International Standards for Cord Blood Collection, Banking, and Release for Administration, Seventh Edition

The NetCord-FACT Cord Blood Standards Steering Committee met at the 2018 Cord Blood Connect International Conference in Miami, FL on September 13, 2018 to review the draft seventh edition of the Cord Blood Standards.

On November 30, 2018, the draft seventh edition Standards and accompanying Accreditation Manual will be published for inspection and public comment for a 90-day period. Comments will be accepted from November 30, 2018 through March 1, 2019.

The final Standards will be published in October 2019.