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Recent News Articles

April 18, 2017

When it comes to fighting mosquitoes – and especially the Aedes aegypti, which can carry the Zika virus – just about everyone has an opportunity to contribute in 2017. Among them:

Construction workers

A recent report in the Miami Herald said the local outbreak of Zika in Miami Beach was traced back to standing water at a construction site in the city.

Builders of both commercial projects and homes should be on guard for standing water, even in small amounts, at job sites. Inspectors in Miami found hordes of mosquitoes flying around puddles on each of five floors of an unfinished building recently.

Before buildings become weather-tight, workers and their supervisors need to watch for water from rain or plumbing work and make sure the water is not allowed to stand.

Homeowners

March 21, 2017

Genomic research has shown the Zika virus outbreak in Florida last year came not from a single “patient zero,” but from multiple infected travelers.

A team from the Scripps Transnational Science Institute identified four different introductions of the virus in South Florida, testing samples from 17 people. Looking at the total number of infected people in the region, the researchers calculated that there may have been as many as 30 introductions of the virus.

Kristian Andersen from the institute, reporting at the 10th Future of Genomic Medicine Conference in La Jolla, California, noted that sequencing the genome of the virus from mosquitoes and patients also showed that travelers to the Caribbean were the primary means of introduction. The study was summarized at Medscape News.

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.   

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