The Cellular Therapy Coding and Labeling Advisory Group (CTCLAG) was established in 2004. Its purpose is to advise ICCBBA of the needs of cellular therapy organizations for coding and labeling. Membership comprises representatives from major cellular therapy professional organizations: AABB, APBMT, ASBMT, ASFA, EBMT, FACT, ISBT, ISCT, JACIE, NMDP and WMDA. Additionally, the group has invited technical experts to serve as voting members on the group.

Liaisons from other organizations, primarily representing regulatory bodies, also attend meetings. 

Vendors and other interested parties attend meetings as observers at the discretion of the chairperson.

CTCLAG Joint Statement - PDF


CTCLAG Activity

The CTCLAG meets bimonthly by conference call, and face-to-face as required.

Many facilities are currently using ISBT 128 terminology because the Standards of AABB, FACT and JACIE require it. The group is currently encouraging facilities to fully implement ISBT 128, including label design and bar codes.

The group routinely reviews requests for Product Codes that require new Classes and Attributes. 

Their most recent project was updating the cellular therapy terminology.


CTCLAG Member List

Representatives and Technical Experts

  • Szczepiorkowski, Zbigniew – Chair
  • Allman, Sallie
  • Calmels, Boris
  • Cameron, Giovanna
  • de Lima Prata, Karen
  • De Simone, Pablo
  • Janssen, William
  • Koh, Mickey
  • Larsson, Stella
  • Loper, Kathy
  • Miller, John
  • Poston, Leigh Sims
  • Querol, Sergio
  • Stec, Terri
  • Thijssen-Timmer, Daphne
  • Warkentin, Phyllis


  • Agbanyo, Francisca
  • Hansson, Mona 
  • Karandish, Safa
  • Lazarus, Ellen


  • Browne, Geoff
  • Celluzi, Christina
  • Cetinkaya, Sukru
  • Chahal, Amar
  • Costello, Tim
  • Csore, Miklos
  • Deming, Roger
  • Dragoo, Jeff
  • Geary, Josh
  • Gerhard, Kevin
  • Gorowsky, John
  • Herzberg, Mark
  • Hoppe, Ann
  • Ketari, Kamel
  • Kingsbury, Tracy
  • Kirimli, Kent
  • Kirkpatrick, Brian
  • Kling, John
  • Kracher, Sebastian 
  • Kriozere, Richard
  • Larson, Christie
  • Mateus, Osmar
  • Mendes, Patrick
  • Miller, Creighton
  • Niston, Peggy
  • Pereda, Pedro
  • Peterson, Karen
  • Sivilotti, Mitch
  • Steiner, David
  • Tretter, Candy
  • Uhrynowska-Tyszkiewicz, Izabela
  • Wiler, Merilyn
  • Wray, Bruce