Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Guidance on tissue types

The table below sets out the tissue types that are reflected in this year’s data collection, and additional guidance on the information we need from you from those tissue types.

Tissue Type

Comment

Adipose

 

 

 

Adipose (ATMP)

If you have procured, tested or distributed adipose tissue for manufacture into an ATMP please complete a new Annual Activity sheet for this tissue type

Heart Valves

 

Pulmonary Patches

 

Conduits

 

 

Vessels

This includes iliac as well as any vessels. Please count each artery or vein as a separate vessel

Adipocytes

 

Hepatocytes

 

 

 

Hepatocytes (ATMP)

If you have procured, tested or distributed hepatocytes for manufacture into an ATMP please complete a new Annual

Activity sheet for this tissue type

Keratinocytes

 

DLI

Mature Cell, T Cell

PBMC

 

Pancreatic Islets

 

Amniotic Membrane

 

Dura Mater

 

Fascia Lata

 

Fascia Rectus

 

Fascia Temporalis

 

Pericardium

 

 

Acellular Bone

If you buy acellular bone and store it for end-use but do not distribute please do not submit a return for this tissue type.

Bone

 

Bone Struts

 

 

Cancellous Bone Particles

If you buy cancellous bone particles and store it for end-use but do not distribute please do not submit a return for this tissue type.

Cranial Flaps

 

 

DBM

If you buy DBM and store it for end-use but do not distribute please do not submit a return for this tissue type.

 

DBM Putty

If you buy DBM putty and store it for end-use but do not distribute please do not submit a return for this tissue type.

Skeletal Tissue

 

Skeletal Tissue (ATMP)

 

Ribs

 

Cartilage

 

 

 

Cartilage (ATMP)

If you have procured, tested or distributed cartilage for manufacture into an ATMP, please complete a new Annual Activity sheet for this tissue type.

Ligaments

 

Menisci

 

Tendons

 

Nerves

 

Cornea

 

Sclera

 

 

Cardiac Cells (ATMP)

If you have procured, tested or distributed cardiac cells for manufacture into an ATMP please complete a new Annual

Activity sheet for this tissue type.

Dental Pulp

 

Fibroblasts

 

Foetal Tissue

 

Hair Follicles

 

hESCs

 

 

Limbal Stem Cells (ATMP)

If you have procured, tested or distributed limbal stem cells for manufacture into an ATMP please complete a new Annual

Activity sheet for this tissue type.

 

 

Oral Epithelium (ATMP)

If you have procured, tested or distributed oral epithelium for manufacture into an ATMP please complete a new Annual

Activity sheet for this tissue type.

 

Placenta

 

Retinal Cells (ATMP)

 

 

Skeletal Muscle (ATMP)

If you have procured, tested or distributed skeletal muscle for

manufacture into an ATMP please complete a new Annual Activity sheet for this tissue type.

Thymus

 

 

 

Trachea (ATMP)

If you have procured, tested or distributed trachea tissue for

manufacture into an ATMP please complete a new Annual Activity sheet for this tissue type.

 

Tumour (ATMP)

If you have procured, tested or distributed tumour tissue for

manufacture into an ATMP please complete a new Annual Activity sheet for this tissue type.

Parathyroid

 

Bone Marrow

 

 

 

Bone Marrow (ATMP)

If you have procured, tested or distributed bone marrow for

manufacture into an ATMP please complete a new Annual Activity sheet for this tissue type

Cord Blood

 

 

 

Cord Blood (ATMP)

If you have procured, tested or distributed cord blood for

manufacture into an ATMP please complete a new Annual Activity sheet for this tissue type.

PBSC

 

Ovarian Tissue

 

Testicular Tissue

 

Skin

 

 

 

Skin (ATMP)

If you have procured, tested or distributed skin for manufacture into an ATMP please complete a new Annual

Activity sheet for this tissue type

Cord Tissue

 

Last updated on: 15 Dec 2020