Related Organizations

ISCT Co-Founded Organizations



Founded in 1996, the Foundation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) establishes standards for high quality medical and laboratory practice in cellular therapies. FACT is a non-profit corporation co-founded by the International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT) and the American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT) for the purposes of voluntary inspection and accreditation in the field of cellular therapy.

The Joint Accreditation Committee-ISCT & EBMT (JACIE) is a not-for-profit entity established in 1998 for the purposes of assessment and accreditation in the field of haematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplantation. JACIE's primary aim is to promote high quality patient care and laboratory performance in haematopoietic stem cell collection, processing and transplantation centres through the development of global standards and an internationally recognised system of accreditation.

ISCT Board Representatives:
  • Paul Eldridge, PhD
  • Ngaire Elwood, MSc, PhD
  • Dennis Gastineau, MD, FACP
  • Abba Zubair
  • Ian McNiece, PhD
  • Catherine Bollard, MBChB, MD

ISCT Professional Relations Member — Edwin Horwitz, MD

ISCT Board Representatives:
  • Giuseppe Astori, PhD
  • Liesbeth de Jong, PhD

Other Related Organizations






ISCT Representative, Uniform Donor History Questionnaire, CT Task Force — Phyllis Warkentin, MD
ISCT Representative, Circular of Information Cell Therapy Task Force (COI CT) — Renee Smilee, MT(ASCP)

ISCT-AABB Joint Working Group and Human Platelet Lysate Project



AHCTA (Alliance for Harmonization for Cellular Therapy Accreditation)

ISCT Representatives:

  • Karin Hoogendoorn, PharmD
  • Francesco Lanza, MD

ARM (Alliance for Regenerative Medicine)

ISCT signs Memorandum of Understanding with ARM - April 5, 2016

ISCT Representative:

  • Kurt Gunter, MD

ASBMT (American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation)

ISCT is a non-voting board member.
ISCT Board Representative — Richard Maziarz, MD

ISCT-ASBMT Cellular Therapy Training Course


BAA (Biotherapeutics Association of Australasia)

ISCT Representative - Janice Fogarty, MSc


EATRIS (European Infrastructure for Translational Medicine)

ISCT signs Memorandum of Understanding with EATRIS - March 7, 2016


ICCBBA (International Council for Commonality in Blood Banking Automation)

ISCT Representative, Cellular Therapy Coding and Labeling Group (CTLAG) — Leigh Poston, BSc


WBMT (Worldwide Network for Blood & Marrow Transplantation)

ISCT Board Representative — Ed Horwitz, MD, PhD

  USP (United States Pharmacopeial Convention)

ISCT Voting Organizational Member Representative — Joseph Laning, PhD

FIRM (Forum for Innovative Regenerative Medicine) 


(ISCT Rep to be determined)

ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 


ISCT Representative, Category A - Sowmya Viswanathan, PhD


The National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine - Forum on Regenerative Medicine

ISCT Representatives:

  • Daniel Weiss, MD, PhD
  • Karen Nichols, Esq.


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