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Recent News Articles

December 2, 2016

BioBridge Global was one of the sponsors of the 2015 San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Healthcare and Biosciences Economic Impact Study, which was released to the community this fall.

The healthcare and biosciences industry is the fastest-growing sector affecting the economic growth of San Antonio. BioBridge Global is a critical part of that sector, from managing the largest community blood center in South Texas to providing services that enable development of regenerative medicine treatments. BBG is taking the lead in this industry and has forged alliances to help serve patients in San Antonio and around the world.

September 26, 2016

Longtime biomedical industry executive Martin Landon has been named chief executive officer of BioBridge Global (BBG), the nonprofit organization that oversees and supports the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), QualTex Laboratories, GenCure and The Blood & Tissue Center Foundation. The announcement was made today by BBG Board Chair Mike Kreager. 

Landon will join BBG on Oct. 1 and, to ensure a smooth leadership transition, will work with current CEO Linda Myers through the end of the month, Kreager said.  In July, Myers announced plans to retire from the organization.

September 2, 2016

A new dedicated management team is in place to oversee growing operations at QualTex’s Atlanta laboratories.

Leading the Atlanta team is Steven Beeler, Vice President of Laboratory Operations, who brings more than 15 years of blood banking and laboratory experience to the position.  Steve has managed technical, regulatory and administrative operations for the American Red Cross and other organizations.

Marc Douglass is filling the new position of Senior Director of Strategic Operations in Atlanta. Marc has an extensive background in process improvement and strategy development as a project manager and certified Six Sigma Black Belt for Quest Diagnostics and other healthcare industry leaders.   

July 12, 2016

As part of its commitment to ensuring the safest blood supply possible, the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) has begun testing blood donations for the Zika virus. STBTC is one of only a handful of blood centers in the nation currently testing for Zika.

“We believe this is the best way to safeguard the people of South Texas who need blood transfusions,” said Elizabeth Waltman, chief operating officer of STBTC. “Taking a precautionary approach will optimize patient safety and help maintain blood availability for everyone.”

Testing for the Zika virus is being done by QualTex Laboratories, which like STBTC is a subsidiary of San Antonio-based nonprofit BioBridge Global, with testing labs here and in Norcross, Georgia. Zika testing is being done in the QualTex labs in Georgia, because of space and capacity requirements for the testing equipment.

April 25, 2016

Community and health care leaders appealed to South Texans to donate blood for multiple reasons on April 25.

Elizabeth Waltman, chief operating officer of the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center, joined Mayor Ivy Taylor, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff and officials from San Antonio Metro Health Department, the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Air Force on the steps of City Hall.

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