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Recent News Articles

Recognition due to advancing large-scale manufacturing capabilities for clinical-grade adult stem cells for research and new therapies
March 10, 2020
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BioBridge Global has been named one of two Prototype of the Year Award winners by the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) for work done following a $7.8 million MTEC grant for the development of large-scale manufacturing capabilities for clinical-grade adult stem cells.

The award was presented at the MTEC Annual Meeting on March 4.

“This award recognizes flawless execution – on-time or ahead of schedule and on-budget for all milestones,” said Becky Cap, Chief Operating Officer of GenCure. “Getting to this point with four collaborators is a huge acknowledgement of excellence both for our execution teams and the supporting groups who worked through billing and reporting requirements.”

Second location gives QualTex largest automated testing capability in the United States
February 26, 2020

QualTex Laboratories, a subsidiary of San Antonio-based nonprofit BioBridge Global, has begun testing blood and plasma donations on its second automated track system, expanding its capabilities in its San Antonio laboratory.

The Abbott Accelerator a3600 Laboratory Automation System is just the third installed at a donor testing facility in the United States. There also is one at the QualTex Laboratories facility in Norcross, Georgia. The combined systems give QualTex Laboratories the largest automated testing setup in the country.

Ward Carter, Chief Operating Officer of QualTex Laboratories, said the addition of the automation system in San Antonio benefits both customers and staff.

Just One Month After Announcement, QualTex Implements Changes
August 22, 2018
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QualTex Laboratories is up and running with new guidance for testing blood donations for the Zika virus, just weeks after the Food and Drug Administration issued revised recommendations for blood centers.

In July, the FDA distributed a Guidance for Industry permitting the use of “minipool” testing for Zika, in which samples from a small group of donors are combined and tested for the presence of Zika virus antibodies. Since Zika testing began in 2016, all donations had been required to be tested individually.

The new minipool Zika method began at QualTex Laboratories facilities in San Antonio and Norcross, Georgia, on Aug. 16. QualTex performs blood testing for the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), as well as blood and plasma centers throughout the United States.

July 12, 2018
Regenerative Medicine Advisory Board

BioBridge Global today announced the formation of a new Regenerative Medicine Advisory Board, composed of industry leaders with a wide range of scientific, product development and business experience, to support the organization’s continued growth in regenerative medicine.  

BioBridge Global provides a wide range of blood, tissue and cellular source materials, products and services through its three operating entities: GenCure, QualTex Laboratories and the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center. These include blood and tissue collection, processing and distribution, biological testing, process engineering and biomanufacturing.

The initial members of the BioBridge Global Regenerative Medicine Advisory Board are:

July 3, 2018

By Dr. Samantha Gomez Ngamsuntikul

The South Texas Blood & Tissue Cen­ter, working in conjunction with regional medical helicopter providers and the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council, has launched a new program for emergency transfusions called "Brothers in Arms."

The program, which has the potential to dramatically change trauma care in this country, began earlier this year. It provides specially tested whole blood for transfu­sion use in 18 medical helicopters, as research has shown whole-blood transfusions are better than pRBC or com­ponent therapy at countering blood loss, dramatically improving survival rates.

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