Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

New EU Coding Platform now available

Issue date: 
24 October 2016

The European Commission has launched  the web-based EU Coding Platform. The purpose of the platform is to support the tracing of donated tissues and cells from donor to recipient throughout the EU.

About the platform

The platform is free to access and is designed to help build the Single European Code (SEC) to be allocated and applied to tissues and cells.

The EU Coding Platform contains two compendia:

  • the EU Tissue Establishment Compendium - this contains information about all 2800 tissue establishments authorised in the EU; and  
  • the EU Tissue and Cell Product Compendium – this contains categories of tissue and cell product codes.

From 29 April 2017, tissues and cells will have the SEC allocated or applied. The information contained in the compendia is to be used when labelling tissues and cells with the SEC. 

Check your information

If your organisation holds a licence in the Human Application sector, we recommend that you check that the information published about your organisation in the platform is correct.

If there are any issues with your information, or you have any questions about the platform, please contact us.

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Designated Individual
Licence Holder
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