The Assisted Reproductive Technology Technical Advisory Group (ARTTAG) was established in 2016. Its purpose is to advise ICCBBA on the ongoing development of the ISBT 128 Information Standard to support new developments in assisted reproductive technology (ART).

The Membership comprises Technical Experts in ART and Representatives appointed by organizations with an interest in assisted reproductive technology.

In addition to members, liaisons attend meetings. Liaisons are from regulatory authorities or other groups interested in ISBT 128.

Other persons interested in the work of the ARTTAG may attend meetings as observers at the discretion of the chairperson.

Summary of Recent Activity

ARTTAG continues to review and expand the terminology for reproductive tissues so that it is in line with the Internationally Standardized Terminology for Reproductive Cells and Tissues.

The group is also working on the ISBT 128 label design for reproductive cells and tissues and intends to standardize how the information is presented in accompanying documentation. Various label examples from ART facilities are being reviewed and will be taken into consideration when standardizing the minimum labeling requirements for essential information.   

ARTTAG Member List

Representatives and Technical Experts

  • Sparks, Amy
  • Tilleman, Kelly


  • Bollerup, Anne Catherine
  • Porter, Simone
  • Saniewska-Kilim, Aleksandra