Biotest AG opens fourth plasma collection centre in Czech Republic
- 22 plasma collection centres in Europe to ensure long-term plasma supply
Dreieich, 11 December 2019. Biotest received an operating permit for its fourth plasma collection centre in Czech Republic from the country's national public health authority SUKL. The centre is located in Jihlava in completely redesigned premises. With the additional centre, Biotest can increase its self-sufficiency ratio and is prepared for future growth.
Cara Plasma s.r.o. is a 100% subsidiary of Biotest AG and operates four plasma collection centres in the Czech Republic. "We are very happy to be able to open another collecting station in the Czech Republic this year. With the new centre, we are creating 25 highly qualified jobs in the medical sector. Each additional station is an important milestone for us to supply our plasma production facility with the opportunity to support patients worldwide in the fight against diseases", stated Martin Reinecke, Senior Vice President of Global Plasma Alliances and Protein Supply of Biotest AG.
The collected plasma is processed only by Biotest AG at Dreieich, Germany. Regular audits in Czech Republic 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 albumin based on human blood plasma. These are used for diseases of the immune and haematopoietic systems. Biotest has more than 1,800 employees worldwide. The ordinary and preference shares of Biotest AG are listed in the Prime Standard on the German stock exchange.
Dr Monika Buttkereit
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