Biotest AG opens eighth plasma collection centre in Hungary
- 17 plasma collection centres in Europe and
- 22 in the USA to ensure long-term plasma supply
Dreieich, 6 November 2017. Biotest received an operating permit for its eighth plasma collection centre in Hungary from the country's national public health authority OTH. The centre is located in Kaposvár in the south-western part of the country and is one of Europe's most modern ones. It provides space for up to 24 donation chairs. Thus, the company is further expanding its plasma collection capacity and is safeguarding the plasma supply to future growth.
The first plasma collection centre in Budapest was opened in 2009 by Plazmaszolgálat Kft., a 100% subsidiary of Biotest AG. "We are very pleased about the opening of another donor centre in Hungary. In Kaposvár, we create more than 25 highly qualified jobs. The plasma will be used to produce drugs that cure life-threatening conditions and help many people live better lives", stated Dr Martin Reinecke, Senior Vice President Global Plasma Alliances and Protein Supply of Biotest AG.
The collected plasma is processed only by Biotest AG at Dreieich, Germany. Regular audits in Hungary ensure that the strict legal and internal quality requirements are met.
About human blood plasma
Human blood plasma is a raw material used to produce plasma derived products, which are used to treat various illnesses of the immune system, the blood system, as well as in emergency medicine. Biotest ranks as one of the world's sixth largest plasma protein product manufacturing groups. Biotest is one of the world's six largest manufacturers of plasma protein products.
Biotest is a provider of plasma proteins and biological drugs. With a value added chain that extends from pre-clinical and clinical development to worldwide sales, Biotest has specialised primarily in the areas of clinical immunology, haematology and intensive medicine. Biotest develops and markets immunoglobulins, coagulation factors and albumins based on human blood plasma. These are used for diseases of the immune and haematopoietic systems. In addition Biotest develops monoclonal antibodies in the indications of cancer of plasma cells and systemic lupus erythematosus which are produced by recombinant technologies. Biotest has more than 2,500 employees worldwide. The preference shares of Biotest AG are listed in the SDAX on the Frankfurt stock exchange.
Dr. Monika Buttkereit
Biotest AG, Landsteinerstr. 5, 63303 Dreieich, Germany, www.biotest.com
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