AABB Completes First Fully Virtual Assessment

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.