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Federico Rodriguez BSMT, SBB (ASCP)

Federico has over 35 years of experience in immunohematology and cellular therapy fields and has held numerous different positions during his career: Medical Technologist, Sales Specialist, Laboratory Supervisor, Education Coordinator, Laboratory Manager, Technical Director, Adjunct Faculty and recently as a Consultant. He has provided guidance to laboratories and institutions in all aspects of manufacturing, regulatory requirements and compliance, process design, process improvement and quality management systems worldwide, including the United States, Latin America and the Middle East. Federico has been a FACT inspector since 2005 and has performed multiple inspections nationally and internationally. In addition, he was part of a team of inspectors for a pilot program to perform inspections in Spanish. He is an active member of the AABB, ASFA, ASTCT, ISCT, and SCABB; he has participated and continues to be a member of several Committees within these organizations:

Areas of Expertise

Quality Management Systems; FACT, NetCord, CAP, AABB, cGTP, GLP and cGMP compliance; process and facility design, and laboratory workflow, LEAN; document control and writing including policies, procedures, processes, gap analyses, project management, abstracts, posters, scientific publications, and clinical trials; staff training, coaching and mentoring, marketing; onboarding IEC (FDA approved) therapies, equipment qualification and validations including IQ, OQ and PQ.

Scope of Experience

• >13 years of bench tech laboratory experience.
• > 20 years of Laboratory Management experience.
• Teaching, coaching and mentoring roles throughout professional career

Market Sector Focus

Hematopoietic stem cell collection and processing (bone marrow, apheresis products and cord blood) Bone marrow collection and processing for cardiac indications, phase III clinical trials, onboarding novel cellular therapies (IEC).

Qualifications & Registrations

• Specialist in Blood Bank Technology (ASCP) 2001.
• International Medical Laboratory Scientist (ASCP) 2013.

Relevant Assignments

• Performed more than 25 FACT and FACT-NetCord inspections of cell collection facilities, processing laboratories, and cord blood banks national and international.
• Former Co-editor of the ISCT e-newsletter, the Telegraft.
• Former Member, Vice-Chair and Chair of the ISCT Laboratory Practices Committee.
• Former Member of the Board of Directors for the Suzanne Ledin Memorial Foundation.
• Current Chair of the Spanish Language Subsection of the AABB.
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