Continuous improvement

Continuous improvement

ETB-BISLIFE continuously invests in improving working methods and knowledge development in the area of grafts and services. This translates into knowledge about the creation of grafts across the full breadth of the process: retrieval, screening, and processing and preservation techniques.

Crucial precondition for this is a close collaboration with donor hospitals, transplantation centres, laboratories, specialist tissue processors and other tissue institutions and tissue banks, both in the Netherlands and Europe and the rest of the world.

Together with other European tissue banks, ETB-BISLIFE collaborates in the European EGALiTE (European Group For Accreditation And Liaison Of Blood-Tissues And Cells Establishments) project to develop an accreditation system and disaster plans for the purpose of assisting each other in the event of disasters. This project has been prompted in part by the COVID-19 pandemic, amongst other sources. 

ETB-BISLIFE also contributes to the Guide to the quality and safety of tissues and cells for human application published by the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines and Health Care. This guide seeks to further develop professional standards in the tissue sector.

ETB-BISLIFE works in accordance with the latest scientific insights as much as possible. Our facilities are equipped in accordance with these insights and applicable laws and regulations.

Our staff receives relevant training, focusing not only on knowledge of and skills in their primary duties but also on attention to aspects including regulations and the quality management system.
“Professional, knowledgeable and committed”, is a frequently heard comment from external auditors about our staff.