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ADSCC receives FACT Accreditation for Cellular Therapy

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Abu Dhabi, UAE- 31 May 2024- The Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) announced today that Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center (ADSCC) has received the internationally recognized FACT accreditation for its comprehensive cellular therapy program. Under the leadership of its Chief Executive Officer Prof. Yendry Ventura, ADSCC is the first healthcare institution in the UAE to be recognized by FACT, positioning the UAE as a leading destination for cutting-edge medical advancements in the region.

Out of the 261 centers worldwide accredited by FACT for cellular therapy, ADSCC stands as one of only two centers in the entire Middle East to meet FACT’s rigorous standards. This accomplishment solidifies ADSCC’s position as a leader in advanced cellular therapy.

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The center achieved FACT accreditation for ‘FACT-JACIE’ International Standards for Hematopoietic Cellular Therapy Product Processing«, which implements best quality standards of medical and laboratory practice in hematopoietic progenitor cell transplantation and therapies from any hematopoietic tissue source (marrow, peripheral blood, umbilical cord, and placental blood).

In 2020, ADSCC launched its Abu Dhabi Bone Marrow Transplant ‘AD-BMT©’ program, the first comprehensive program to provide autologous and allogeneic hematopoietic stem cells transplant (HSCT) for adult and pediatric patients in the UAE. The program is led by a team of top-notch hematologists and clinicians, offering advanced holistic care for patients with hematological diseases, in addition to genetic and autoimmune disorders.

Since the launch of ADSCC in 2018, the center has achieved various milestones such as manufacturing the first CAR-T Cell Therapy in UAE. It has also received multiple prestigious accreditations including its recognition as a Center of Excellence in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation by the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi in 2023.

Also Read: Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center (ADSCC) Achieves Milestone: UAE’s First CAR-T Cell Manufactured

Prof. Yendry Ventura, CEO of ADSCC and Adjunct Professor at UAE University, said: ‘‘Under the guidance of UAE’s wise leadership and in line with the UAE’s national agenda in healthcare, ADSCC has a clear vision and mandate of pioneering cellular therapy on a global scale and bringing medical breakthroughs closer to bedside, which plays a crucial role in positioning Abu Dhabi and the UAE at the vanguard of healthcare innovation.’’

Furthermore, Dr. Phyllis Warkentin, FACT Chief Medical Officer, said: ‘‘FACT accreditation represents a commitment to quality throughout an organization and requires dedication and perseverance. I congratulate Prof. Ventura and the team of the Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center on achieving FACT accreditation, the first cellular therapy product processing laboratory in the UAE to reach this milestone«.

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