CEO Bob Rigney expressed some skepticism about the ABC's plan to include tissue in the new section.
"These new changes obviously impacted all eye, organ and tissue donation organizations in the US and some in Canada and we recognized we had to play catchup and formalize our consent and authorization standards," Scott Brubaker, AATB
Chief Policy Officer, told Transplant News.
In an August 9 letter to Governor Schwarzenegger urging him to sign the bill, AATB
CEO Robert (Bob?) Rigney pointed out that AB 1487 brings the state into harmony with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), AATB
Standards and Health Canada regulations over testing tissue donors for HTLV.
* After nearly three years of intense discussion, panel presentations, research on existing practices and, finally, the adoption of new Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (UAGA) consent language, the AATB
announced it has completed Proposed Revisions to Consent-related Standards for tissue banks.
The American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB
) recipients of its three major awards announced during its 35th Annual Meeting in Scottsdale in September.
The search for a replacement has already begun and we are hopeful the transition will be complete before the Annual AATB
meeting in Keystone, CO, in September.
Paul, MN, November 29, 2012 --(PR.com)-- AATB
accreditation follows an intensive nine-month process, and ensures that the processed tissue is of high quality and that tissue banking activities are performed in a professional manner consistent with or exceeding the AATB
Ted Eastland, MD, AATB
president outlined what he expects the regulation in the August AATB
Newsletter: "When all is said and done, I expect we will see laws that will set requirements for regulating cell and tissue banks, mandate donor screening criteria, establlish mechanisms for tracking tissues between donors and recipients effectively and rapidly, as well as require tissue banks to operate under the FDA's current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
The LoI offers programs to support the Egyptian exports, which includes export programs under its Arab Africa Trade Bridge initiative (AATB
), which is meant to strengthen trade between Arabic and African countries.
"Controlled innovation in the context of patient safety is paramount as potential therapeutic products or procedures are researched, tested, advanced and proven," AATB
Furthermore, the company is involved with trade organizations such as CSPA, PDA, ASM, AAMI, CTFA, AATB
, ASTM and NJPQCA.
Bierbaum has a longstanding history of service to AATB
. He has been a member of AATB
since 1993, and is an active member of the Reproductive Council and served the Association on the Board of Governors from 2002-2004 while representing the Reproductive Council as Chairperson.