Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Regulation of blood as a starting material for ATMP manufacture

The HTA and MHRA have agreed to extend their existing policy relating to dendritic cells to allow collection of blood as a starting material for an ATMP to be performed under either a Tissues and Cells or Blood Establishment Licence.

This will make it more straightforward to procure blood and increase the number of sites in the UK where this activity can occur without increasing the number of licences required. Read the policy.

See also: Position statement on the regulation of dendritic cells and white blood cells other than granulocytes under the Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) Regulations 2007 


Last updated on: 15 Feb 2021