Swissmedic is a part of the Federal Office of Public Health in Switzerland. Swissmedic regulates medical practices and products and is subject to public law. Swissmedic must eventually inspect and license a cord blood laboratory that operates in Switzerland.
The Swiss legislation has decided to follow the NetCord/FACT guidelines for Swissmedic approval of cord blood laboratories. With regard to the manufacturing of products for cellular therapy such as autologous and allogeneic transplantation, the International Guidelines on Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) are followed.