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Recent News Articles

Mayor urges community to give blood to prevent secondary public health emergency
March 14, 2020

stbtc_mayor_press_conferenceThe community blood supply is at risk of collapse as drives are cancelled and donations decline because of concerns about coronavirus, said officials from the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center, a subsidiary of BioBridge Global.

They joined Mayor Ron Nirenberg and local hospital physicians to urge blood donation as a safe action people can take at a time when many feel powerless. An increase is critical to prevent a secondary public health crisis caused by a depleted blood supply.  

March 10, 2020

The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), a subsidiary of BioBridge Global, has taken additional steps to protect blood donors and to maintain an adequate blood supply in preparation for the possible further spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States.

STBTC is asking all donors to disclose any travel to countries where COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus, has been widespread. Maps based on information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been posted in donor rooms, on bloodmobiles and at community and business-based blood drives.

Recognition due to advancing large-scale manufacturing capabilities for clinical-grade adult stem cells for research and new therapies
March 10, 2020
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BioBridge Global has been named one of two Prototype of the Year Award winners by the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) for work done following a $7.8 million MTEC grant for the development of large-scale manufacturing capabilities for clinical-grade adult stem cells.

The award was presented at the MTEC Annual Meeting on March 4.

“This award recognizes flawless execution – on-time or ahead of schedule and on-budget for all milestones,” said Becky Cap, Chief Operating Officer of GenCure. “Getting to this point with four collaborators is a huge acknowledgement of excellence both for our execution teams and the supporting groups who worked through billing and reporting requirements.”

Approved for treatment of actively bleeding patients when conventional platelets are not available, or their use is not practical
February 28, 2020
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On February 21, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) approval to manufacture and distribute cold-stored platelets with a shelf life of 14 days for the treatment of actively bleeding patients when conventional platelets are not available, or their use is not practical. 

Platelets are a key blood component constantly in demand for treating severe bleeding, for example in trauma and maternal hemorrhage patients.   

STBTC, a subsidiary of BioBridge Global, is the first civilian blood center in the United States to receive a supplemental approval to produce cold-stored platelets for use in treating actively bleeding patients through day 14 of storage when conventional platelet products are unavailable, or their use is not practical.

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.

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