GILBERT, AZ (August 26, 2013) – Celebration Stem Cell Centre (CSCC), a hybrid public and private umbilical cord blood bank, stem cell contract manufacturer, and stem cell research facility, announced that it has obtained AABB Accreditation, which demonstrates CSCC’s commitment to quality and assures that the highest quality of cellular therapy products are manufactured at CSCC.
The AABB Accreditation process strives to improve the quality and safety of collecting, processing, testing, distributing and administering blood and cellular therapy products. The program consists of a comprehensive assessment of the quality and operational systems in place within the facility on the basis of standards, Code of Federal Regulations and federal guidance documents.
“Attainment of the AABB Accreditation reinforces Celebration Stem Cell Centre’s expertise as one of the leading facilities for cord blood stem cell research, processing, and storage. Additionally, it accentuates our commitment to providing the highest quality cell therapy products” said Sherry Lund, Founder of CSCC. “This accreditation coupled with the expertise of our Medical Director, Jeffery Schriber, M.D., F.R.C.P. and our new Laboratory Director, Todd R. Flower, Ph.D., we are positioned to expand our services and become one of the leading adult stem cell facilities.”
Dr. Jeffery Schriber has over 20 years of experience in stem cell transplantation. In addition to serving as the CSCC Medical Director, he is a former Assistant Professor of Medicine at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and is currently the Medical Director of the Cancer Transplant Institute at the Virginia Piper Cancer Center in Scottsdale. He has published extensively in the field and has been involved in numerous research studies in the field of transplantation. He is a past member of the American Society of Bone Marrow Transplant board of directors and is a current member of the Advisory Council on Blood Stem Cell Transplantation.
Dr. Todd R. Flower has 10 years of experience in stem cells and stem cell banking. In addition to serving as the Laboratory Director for CSCC he is a former Professor of Biology and Natural and Applied Sciences, served as the Laboratory Director for 2 other stem cell banking and research facilities, and performed numerous research studies.
“Congratulations to Celebration Stem Cell Centre in its steadfast pursuit of the distinguished AABB designation. This accreditation is a testament to CSCC’s ongoing commitment to best practices and excellence within their field of work. We are thrilled to have innovative science and technology firms like CSCC in our community!” said Gilbert, Arizona Mayor John W. Lewis.
About Celebration Stem Cell Centre:
The Celebration Stem Cell Centre (CSCC) in Gilbert, Arizona is a private umbilical cord blood bank, public cord blood donation bank, adult stem cell processing, contract manufacturer and research facility. CSCC services include the processing and banking of umbilical cord blood. Additionally, CSCC is currently developing other programs which include Wharton’s jelly (umbilical cord tissue) banking, adipose tissue-derived stem cell banking, contract manufacturing services and contract research services. http://celebrationstemcellcentre.com/
Established in 1947, AABB is an international, not-for-profit association dedicated the advancement of science and the practice of blood centers, transfusion medicine and related biological therapies. The association is committed to improving health by developing and delivering standards, accreditation and educational programs that focus on optimizing patient and donor care and safety. AABB membership consists of nearly 2,000 institutions and 8,000 individuals, including physicians, nurses, scientists, researchers, administrators, medical technologists and other health care providers. Members are located in more than 80 countries. For more information, please visit