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Recent News Articles

Breakthrough expected to increase availability of platelets for treating cancer patients and active bleeding cases
February 28, 2020
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) a license to use a new process shown to almost triple the current five-day shelf life of platelets.

Platelets are a key blood component constantly in demand for treating trauma, severely bleeding patients and maternal hemorrhage, which is a special challenge for rural hospitals. There also is a growing need for platelets for use in cancer treatment, transplant surgeries and other medical conditions.

GenCure hosts Be the Cure on Campus registry drive to give hope to blood cancer patients like Reggie
February 27, 2020
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The University of Texas at San Antonio students, faculty and staff  can save a life by signing up for the marrow donor registry at the Be the Cure on Campus drive. GenCure, a subsidiary of San Antonio nonprofit BioBridge Global, will have sign-up tables on the Main Campus, March 2-4 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Every person who joins the marrow donor registry gives hope to blood cancer patients like Reggie Campbell, who is fighting leukemia for the third time. Campbell needs a marrow transplant, but finding a donor will be an uphill battle for the local fitness coach and his family.

Second location gives QualTex largest automated testing capability in the United States
February 26, 2020

QualTex Laboratories, a subsidiary of San Antonio-based nonprofit BioBridge Global, has begun testing blood and plasma donations on its second automated track system, expanding its capabilities in its San Antonio laboratory.

The Abbott Accelerator a3600 Laboratory Automation System is just the third installed at a donor testing facility in the United States. There also is one at the QualTex Laboratories facility in Norcross, Georgia. The combined systems give QualTex Laboratories the largest automated testing setup in the country.

Ward Carter, Chief Operating Officer of QualTex Laboratories, said the addition of the automation system in San Antonio benefits both customers and staff.

February 19, 2020

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With baseline studies close to completion, the GenCure Biomanufacturing facility at the VelocityTX innovation center is on track to be fully operational in the first quarter of 2020. The cGMP-compliant, contract manufacturing facility allows GenCure, a subsidiary of BioBridge Global, to scale up production of adult stem cells, providing critically needed support to researchers and organization looking to move potential therapies from early phase to late phase clinical trials, and on to commercialization.

Campus registry drive gives hope to cancer patients in need of marrow match
February 6, 2020
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Texas A&M University-Kingsville students can potentially save the life of a cancer patient by joining the Be The Match Registry during GenCure’s fifth annual Be The Cure On Campus marrow registry drive Feb. 17-19.

The drive is in honor of Lou Gonzalez, an A&M-Kingsville student who passed away in his junior year after a long battle with leukemia.

“Lou is no longer here, so this is my mission,” said Cindie Barrera Deleon, Lou’s mother. “I don’t want any other parent to feel the way that I did.”

GenCure, a subsidiary of San Antonio-based BioBridge Global, works with Be The Match to find potential donors in South Texas.

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