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Exploring the Implementation of ISBT 128 Standards in Cellular Therapy: A Call for Collaboration

Updated: Mar 15

In the rapidly evolving landscape of cellular therapy, standardization plays a pivotal role in ensuring safety, traceability, and efficacy.  

The International Council for Commonality in Blood Banking Automation (ICCBBA) stands at the forefront of this endeavor, striving to foster collaboration among stakeholders to implement and enhance standards such as the ISBT 128. 

ICCBBA is seeking collaborators from a broad spectrum of cell therapy stakeholders, including but not limited to collectors, manufacturers, and treatment centers, to contribute to an article based on case studies that will explore both the barriers to and benefits of implementing the following ISBT 128 Standards:  

These standards serve as cornerstones in the quest for harmonization and interoperability within the cellular therapy ecosystem. However, realizing their full potential requires a collective effort from various stakeholders. 

The forthcoming article seeks to discuss real-world case studies, shedding light on both the barriers encountered and the benefits reaped during the implementation of ISBT 128 Standards. By examining diverse experiences, the aim is to provide invaluable insights that can inform and guide others in their own implementation journeys. 

Have you implemented one or both of these standards? Have you encountered challenges or discovered unexpected advantages along the way? If so, ICCBBA invites you to join hands in this collaborative endeavor. 

Karen Moniz, ICCBBA's Technical Director, is spearheading this initiative and eagerly awaits your contributions. Whether you have insights to share, lessons learned to impart, or success stories to inspire, your input is invaluable. 

To participate and contribute your valuable insights, please reach out to Karen Moniz at Your contribution will not only enrich the collective understanding of ISBT 128 implementation but also pave the way for a more standardized, efficient, and secure future in cellular therapy. 

Your voice matters. Let's collaborate to drive progress and innovation in cellular therapy through the power of standardized practices. Together, we can unlock the full potential of ISBT 128 Standards and propel the field towards greater heights of excellence. 

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About ICCBBA:  

ICCBBA is the international standards organization responsible for the management and development of the ISBT 128 Standard.  

The acronym ISBT was originally derived from the important role played by the International Society of Blood Transfusion in the development of the Standard. Today it expands as Information Standard for Blood and Transplantation. The number 128 reflects the 128 characters of the ISO/IEC 646 7-bit character set.  

The acronym ICCBBA is derived from the International Council for Commonality in Blood Banking Automation.  

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Media Contact: Christina Salinas 



Christina Salinas

Global Development Manager, ICCBBA



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