23 Feb Standards Coordinating Body for Regenerative medicine
Richard McFarland, M.D., Ph.D., President
The Standards Coordinating Body (SCB) is a non-profit organization with a mission to “coordinate the accelerated advancement and improved awareness of the standards and best practices that address the rapidly evolving needs of the global regenerative medicine advanced therapy community.” SCB, through its FDA-funded work, looks to complement the current processes of standards organizations to ensure that new or revised standards provide the greatest benefits to the regenerative medicine community. SCB engages the broader community in the identification, prioritization, and advancement of potential standards; coordinates and communicates about standards activities across the regenerative medicine community; and educates the community about available standards, the standards development processes, and standards implementation. SCB was co-founded by the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine, and builds upon Section 3036 of the 21st Century Cures Act, which calls for the coordination and prioritization of standards creation to support the development and review of regenerative advanced therapies.