News

BioBridge offers a variety of ways for you to stay connected with us. You can read our latest press releases or the 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, BioBridge Global is known as “Connect for Life,” and can be found on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and YouTube. Also visit the official BioBridge Global blog here.

Media is welcome to contact the Corporate Communications Department for more information. We offer:

  • 
Interviews with experts in their respective medical fields
  • Interviews with Life Links - community members touched by the services of BioBridge Global
  • Informative tours of the facility
Please contact: 
Corporate Communications
Phone: (210) 731-5519
Mobile: (210) 296-9026
Email: crd@biobridgeglobal.org
 

Recent News Articles

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

gencure_velocitytx_facility

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
be_the_cure_tamuk

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.

City rallies behind man fighting leukemia for third time at MLK March marrow registry drive
January 16, 2020

The San Antonio community is rallying behind Reggie Campbell as he fights leukemia for the third time and searches for the marrow donor who could save his life. 

mlk_blood_marrow_drive

Finding a donor will be an uphill battle for the local photographer and his family. African American patients like Campbell are least likely to find a matching stem cell or marrow donor on the Be The Match Registry, a national database that connects potential donors to patients in need of a stem cell or marrow transplant.

“We need people who look like us to donate,” said Campbell, who was diagnosed in 2017 with a rare form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, an agressive blood cancer.

When first diagnosed, no matches were available on the marrow registry for Campbell. Instead, he received a 50% match transplant from his sister.

Blood supply still fragile; new and existing donors encouraged to make donation a habit in 2020
January 14, 2020

South Texans responded to last week’s appeal for blood, making 3,229 donations Jan. 7-12 to help re-stock hospitals throughout the more than 48 counties in the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center’s service area. 

But the needs of patients throughout the region are continuing to put a strain on supplies. One major automobile accident has the potential to wipe out the community’s blood supply in just a few hours. Several local hospitals had trauma cases recently that used dozens of units of blood, wiping out inventories.

STBTC is continuing to encourage both new and existing donors to make at least four donations each in 2020. Just one more lifesaving gift from every donor in South Texas would keep patients and their caregivers from worrying about postponing surgeries or missing a transfusion because of a blood shortage.

Pages