The European Tissue Technical Advisory Group (ETTAG) first met in November 2009. The purpose of the group is to:

  • Develop a consensus on the detailed implementation of ISBT 128 in Member States and produce a European consensus document for the use of ISBT 128 on tissues;
  • Provide a focus for standardization of tissue terminology and product naming;
  • Provide advice and support to facilities introducing the ISBT 128 Standard; and 
  • Prepare educational material and tools to support the implementation of ISBT 128 in Europe.

Summary of Recent Activity

The SEC and incorporation of ISBT 128 in the SEC was discussed. The EU Product Compendium, look-up tool, and ICCBBA standards document regarding the SEC and ISBT 128 have been completed. Use of the SEC will be required on tissue and cell labels in the EU after April 2017, with some exceptions.

ETTAG also discussed the restructuring of bone terminology to fit new agreed nomenclature. The restructuring called for new bone Attribute groups to be added to the Standard Terminology.

ETTAG Member List

Representatives and Technical Experts

  • Uhrynowska-Tyszkiewicz, Izabela – Chair 
  • Bennett, Kyle
  • Concaro, Catherine
  • Georgsen, Jørgen
  • Gianaroli, Luca
  • Holm, Dorte Kinggaard
  • Jashari, Ramadan
  • Laakso, Teemu
  • Larsson, Stella
  • Lodge, Linda
  • Malm, Torsten
  • Mathor, Monica
  • Navarro, Aurora
  • Nica, Andrei
  • Poniatowski, Stefan
  • Sanchez Ibanez, Jacinto
  • Schwint, Oscar
  • Trias, Esteve
  • Warwick, Ruth
  • Westby, Jannine


  • Bollerup, Anne Cathrine
  • Daniels, Barry
  • Fehily, Deirdre
  • Hansson, Mona
  • Wilson, Diane


  • Bratek, Piotr
  • Browne, Geoff
  • Cetinkaya, Sukru
  • Csore, Miklos
  • Fleegle, Bill
  • Herzberg, Mark
  • Ioannou, Yiota
  • Ketari, Kamel
  • Kurz, Johann
  • Mårtensson, Anna
  • Nord, Björn
  • Passebon, Sophie
  • Pereda, Pedro
  • Perry, Andrew
  • Strom, Fredrik
  • Wojcicki, Tomasz


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