The 3rd guide on safety and quality of tissues and cells, including ART, is now freely downloadable from: https://register.edqm.eu/freepub.
You just need to fill in your e-mail address and you can download very interesting documents under the subheading ‘organs, tissues and cells’. You will have the possibility to download not only the 3rd edition of the guide to quality and safety of tissues and cells for human application, but also other documents constructed by the council of Europe. The guide to quality and safety of tissues and cells for human application, is an elaborate document that includes recommendations that are considered to be ‘the minimum standards’ that align the principles set out in the various relevant European Union (EU) Directives. The document is the result of exceptional combined efforts and extensive discussions where ESHRE was part of.
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This proceedings report presents the outcomes from an international workshop supported by the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) and Alpha Scientists in Reproductive Medicine, designed to establish consensus on definitions and recommended values for Indicators for the assisted reproductive technology (ART) laboratory. Minimum performance-level values (‘competency’) and aspirational (‘benchmark’) values were recommended for a total of 19 Indicators, including 12 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), five Performance Indicators (PIs), and two Reference Indicators (RIs).
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Article not to be missed:
When and how should new technology be introduced into the IVF laboratory?
Harper J, Magli MC, Lundin K, Barratt CL, Brison D.
Hum Reprod. 2012 Feb;27(2):303-13
The Agence de Biomedicine (ABM) releases recommendations for all areas of medicine, including assisted reproductive technologies, Zika virus, tissue banking and genetics.
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