Scientific and Standardization Committee

SSC History

  • Scientific and Standardization Committee (current name)
  • International Committee for the Standardization of the Nomenclature of the Blood Clotting Factors (previous name)
  • International Committee on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ICTH) (previous name)
  • International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) (founder)

The SSC adopted the Roman numeral system for labeling blood clotting factors, which became the standard in professional literature. The group changed its name over various incarnations, expanding its interests in the fields of blood coagulation and haemorrhagic disorders, eventually founding the ISTH.

The SSC is a permanent committee of the ISTH and is its scientific working arm. Conducted through subcommittees and working groups, SSC activities promote cooperation among leading international scientists.