Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

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HTA announcement on inspections and regulatory assessments

Following on from our announcement earlier this year on the postponement of our inspection activity, we can now confirm that there will be no scheduled site visit inspections this business year. 

Issue date:12 October 2020

HTA Chief Executive, Allan Marriott-Smith, to stand down

The Human Tissue Authority has announced that its Chief Executive, Allan Marriott-Smith, will be stepping down at the end of 2021 after

Issue date:27 May 2021

New HTA office location

Last week we completed our office move from Buckingham Palace Road to a brand-new office space in Stratford, East London.

Issue date:18 January 2021

HTA welcomes two new Board Members

We are delighted to announce the appointment of two new Board Members, Deborah Bowman and Jan Williams OBE.

Issue date:04 January 2021

HTA Chair Lynne Berry receives a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List

Congratulations to our Chair, Lynne Berry, who we are delighted to share has been awarded a CBE. 

Issue date:11 October 2020

Ministers seeking to make up to five appointments to the HTA Board

Ministers are seeking to make up to five appointments to the board of the Human Tissue Authority (HTA). As a Member of the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) you will:

Issue date:07 September 2020

Lynne Berry OBE appointed as Chair of the Human Tissue Authority

We are delighted to welcome Lynne Berry OBE as the new Chair of the HTA.

Issue date:29 October 2019

Precious Cells International has entered liquidation

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) is aware that Precious Cells International (PCI) entered liquidation on Friday 23 November. The Official Receiver has been appointed as the

Issue date:23 November 2018

Public Authority meeting 2018

This year, the HTA will be holding its public Authority meeting on Thursday 19 July at the Grosvenor Hotel in Victoria.

Issue date:19 July 2018

Precious Cells and Pharmacells to enter into administration

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) has been made aware that two HTA-licensed establishments are to enter administration.  These two services are Precious Cells International Ltd and

Issue date:29 March 2018

Nicola Blackwood appointed as Chair of the Human Tissue Authority

We are delighted to announce that Nicola Blackwood, the former MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, Under Secretary of State for Health, and Chair of the Science and Technology Select Committee,

Issue date:21 March 2018

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