August 07, 2020
AABB is pleased to announce the successful completion of the Association’s first entirely virtual assessment. AABB conducted the remote cellular therapy assessment of a facility in Hong Kong, China, using APEX, AABB’s accreditation portal; a set of forms developed specifically for virtual assessments; and a combination of email, Zoom calls and cellphone video. AABB has previously conducted in-person assessments of the facility.
AABB introduced virtual assessments to ensure that AABB assessors are able to perform required assessments safely and effectively during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Association intends to conduct future virtual international assessments in instances where travel is restricted or impractical.