31 May 2012, BioSpectrum Bureau , BioSpectrum
Singapore: Beike Biotechnology has been awarded AABB accreditation for cord blood and cord tissue banking. This accreditation has been granted following an intensive on-site assessment by AABB assessors and establishes that the level of medical, technical and administrative performance within the facility is in accordance with the AABB standards or exceeds those set by AABB. With this achievement, Beike becomes China's first and only AABB-accredited stem cell bank for both cord blood and cord tissue banking.
AABB (formerly the American Association of Blood Banks) is an international non-profit body dedicated to developing the highest standards in blood and cord blood banking, transfusion medicine and cellular therapy.
Ying Song, MD, PhD, Medical Director of Beike, stated, "It is a proud moment for us that Beike is the first and the only stem cell bank in China to possess AABB accreditation for both cord blood and cord tissue and this reflects our commitment to quality. It is also noteworthy to mention that Beike is among the first stem cell banks in the world to receive AABB accreditation for cord tissue banking which positions Beike as a leader in stem cell preservation."
Beike began the comprehensive AABB accreditation process in March 2010 and completed the on-site assessment in September 2011. The accreditation assessment included stem cell processing, records, document control, inspection and testing, technician training, sample identification, traceability and validations. During this audit, it was determined that Beike's medical, technical and administrative performance met the standards set by the AABB. Beike was issued its AABB certificate in January 2012.
Dr. Shengqin Ye, President of Beike, commented, "We are extremely pleased to have been granted this accreditation. With this, Beike has once again demonstrated a commitment to advanced learning, continuous improvement and innovation to sustain the highest possible level of quality and safety."