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

Summary of Recent Activity

A document for selecting the appropriate product description codes is currently in the works and is anticipated to be published in a peer-reviewed journal

The audit tool for ISBT 128 compliance in cellular therapy facilities is now available.

A guidance document for clinical trials products and ISBT 128 is currently being developed to accommodate products that use INN and USAN naming. It was decided that ICCBBA will create a formal proposal to present to the ISCT-AABB Joint Working Group’s Labeling Project Team.

CTCLAG has also discussed new and updated terminology regarding recent product requests.

CTCLAG Member List

Representatives and Technical Experts

  • Szczepiorkowski, Zbigniew – Chair
  • Allman, Sallie
  • Cameron, Giovanna
  • De Simone, Pablo
  • Doggett, Betty
  • Foeken, Lydia
  • Hwang, Dr. William
  • Janssen, William
  • Koh, Mickey
  • Loper, Kathy
  • Persson, Anna
  • Sims Poston, Leigh
  • Van der Gouw, Lex
  • Warkentin, Phyllis


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


  • Alves, Jorge
  • Browne, Geoff
  • Celluzi, Christina
  • Cetinkaya, Sukru
  • Chahal, Amar
  • Costello, Tim
  • Dragoo, Jeff
  • Geary, Josh
  • Gerhard, Kevin
  • Glinkowski, Clement
  • Herzberg, Mark
  • Hoppe, Ann
  • Ketari, Kamel
  • Kingsbury, Tracy
  • Kirimli, Kent
  • Kirkpatrick, Brian
  • Kling, John
  • Kriozere, Richard
  • Kriozere, Jeff
  • Margolin, Rob
  • Mendes, Patrick
  • Miller, Creighton
  • Niston, Peggy
  • Oliveira, Teresa
  • Pereda, Pedro
  • Steiner, David
  • Uhrynowska-Tyszkiewicz, Izabela
  • Vitale, Joe
  • Waurzyniak, Daniel
  • Weaver, Renae
  • Wojcicki, Tomasz
  • Wray, Bruce


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