Cellular Starting Material Qualification

Accelerate Discovery with an AABB-Accredited Facility with the CSM Qualification

Icon - CheckmarkProvides an independent, third-party assessment of the facility’s quality system, including policies, procedures and practices.

Icon - GlobeNearly 200 facilities have already achieved AABB CSM qualification - and hundreds more are in process worldwide!

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Partner with Confidence

An AABB CSM Qualification demonstrates that a facility has a comprehensive quality management system that addresses:

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For information on AABB CSM-qualified facilities, please contact biotherapies@aabb.org.

Our Commitment to Quality and Safety

AABB accreditation demonstrates a commitment to the highest standards of quality and safety and a dedication to continuously improving operations.

AABB-accredited facilities achieving the CSM qualification have demonstrated that their quality system meets or exceeds AABB’s evidence-based Standards for the collection, storage and/or processing of cellular starting materials. Dozens of AABB-accredited facilities have earned the AABB CSM Qualification and many more are in the qualification process.

AABB’s CSM-qualified facilities undergo an assessment every two years by independent, third-party assessors who evaluate that the facility maintains a comprehensive quality management system for cellular starting material. AABB assessors are among the most qualified professionals in the field as recognized by ISQua.

The basis for assessment includes compliance with AABB Standards, Code of Federal Regulations, international reference standards, and local, state and federal guidance documents.

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Interested in becoming an AABB CSM-qualified supplier?
Please contact biotherapies@aabb.org.