CordSavings meets strict quality assurance system. The Company is required to report such activities to the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) in Switzerland.
The company is inspected at least every 2 years by the Swiss monitoring Agency for Therapeutic Products, Swissmedic.
Swissmedic is Switzerland's agency for the authorisation and supervision of therapeutic products (medicinal products and medical devices). They fulfill their legal mandate and work with partner authorities on a national and international basis by the FOPH for control, inspection and compliance with rules.
CordSavings offers a range of quality and high-tech services.
Cord blood samples are treated according to ad hoc procedures in the NetCord-FACT repository.
CordSavings also follows the international standards of:
- Good manufacturing practices (PICS-GMP PE 005-3)
- PICS GMP PE 010-4 March 2014 Guide for the preparation of medicinal products in Healthcare establishment).
Find hereafter the authorizations and certificates that our company received over time.
CordSavings - 2017: Extension of our FOPH and Swissmedic authorisations
Following various inspections by the Swissmedic Agency, acting autonomously (prerogative Standardised Transplant / Tissue from umbilical cord – autologous and allogeneic) as well as by delegation on behalf of the Federal Office of Public Health– FOPH (umbilical-cord blood – related allogeneic), the CORDSAVINGS laboratory has had its various operating licences extended.
The two main extensions concern our activities:
- "Umbilical-cord blood"; now authorised for the import/export and storage of related allogeneic (dated 25 July 2017).
- "Umbilical-cord tissue"; authorisation for import/export and autologous and allogeneic storage (dated 22 May 2017).
This supplements and further strengthens the central place that our laboratory has occupied since 2012 within a biotechnological area of excellence.
Authorization of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH), Switzerland
Authorization of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH)
CordSavings laboratory meets the legal requirements for the storage of umbilical cord blood.
CordSavings was officially accredited by the Federal Office of Public Health by decision of 18 December 2014.
Original document, French version
Two years after its creation in July 2012, CordSavings has been inspected by Swissmedic. In their report of September 22nd 2014, Swissmedic underlines the professional competence shown by CordSavings at a recent inspection (June 25th 2014):
Transplant Products Authorisation (cord tissue)
IATA Certificate for transport of Dangerous Goods
CordSavings answers the legal requirements for the transport of dangerous goods UN 3373.
This certificate is International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) approved.