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QualTex Laboratories, a subsidiary of BioBridge, offers a variety of ways for you to stay connected with us and our subsidiaries. You can read our latest press releases or Annual Reports. Visit the Events Page to find out what’s coming up. You can watch a video clip from a newscast, view past events in the Photo Gallery or read industry news. For the social media enthusiast, the BioBridge family is known as “Connect for Life,” and can be found on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and YouTube. Also, visit our blog here.

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Recent News Articles

March 28, 2014

SAN ANTONIO – QualTex Laboratories’ Vice President of Scientific Affairs Scott Jones, PhD has been selected to speak at the annual South Central Association of Blood Banks (SCABB) meeting in Fort Worth, TX, Sunday, March 30.

Jones was nominated to speak as the technical/scientific lecturer at the event because of his 15 years of experience in performing blood screening for infectious agents and in developing nucleic acid testing (NAT) assays for Parvo-B19 and HAV.

“Back in 2010, blood banks started screening recovered plasma for Parvo-B19 and HAV” said Jones. “There were no commercial assays available to test for Parvo-B19 and HAV. So, as a laboratory, we developed our own tests in house to help meet the industries needs.”

QualTex is contracted to perform blood testing for unique patients
February 5, 2014

ATLANTA -- LifeSouth Community Blood Centers has partnered with QualTex Laboratories to provide immunohematology reference laboratory testing services for hospitals in Georgia that require special and unique blood products.

QualTex’s new state-of-the-art immunohematology reference lab specializes in the identification and resolution of red cell transfusion compatibility problems.

While, for most patients, a match of an AB, A, B or O blood type and an Rh-positive or negative is enough, some patients need more exacting matches. By looking at additional markers in the red blood cells, the IRL can find a type that is the most compatible and least likely to cause a transfusion reaction. This special testing is most often needed by patients with sickle cell disease and different forms of anemia - patients who frequently require transfusions.                   

January 28, 2014

Dirk W. Johnson, a 20-year veteran of the blood services industry, has been named chief operating officer of San Antonio-based QualTex Laboratories, the largest independent, nonprofit testing laboratory in the U.S. for blood and plasma products. The announcement was made by Linda Myers, CEO of BioBridge Global, which was established last year as the nonprofit parent company for QualTex, the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center, GenCure and the Blood and Tissue Center Foundation. 

QualTex Laboratories was spun off from the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center in 2007 to provide advanced testing services for blood and plasma screening, reference testing and clinical research. With 222 employees at facilities in San Antonio and Norcross, Ga., QualTex tests millions of samples each year for biotechnology customers across the globe.

September 28, 2013

You will find the same helpful information as our previous site, but with enhanced features for upcoming events, social media and news as well as easier access to important information.

If you look at the very top of the screen, you will see links to BioBridge Global. BioBridge Global (BBG) is a non-profit company that oversees and supports QualTex Laboratories, the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center, GenCure, and The Blood and Tissue Center Foundation. Its mission is to bridge critical medical needs with innovative solutions. The black menu bar has links to information such as, About BioBridge, Get Involved, Employment, and Contact Information. There is also a convenient drop down menu to connect to any subsidiary of the BBG network. 

June 27, 2013
The organization’s board created the holding company in 2012 to oversee and support its main business units, which include STBTC, QualTex Laboratories and GenCure, as well as the Blood and Tissue Center Foundation.

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