BOCA RATON, FL, March 31, 2015 – Biotest Pharmaceuticals Corporation (BPC), a leading developer of immunology biotherapeutic products, is pleased to announce the addition of its newest plasma collection center located at 2235 Dave Ward Drive, Suite 205 Conway, Arkansas. The over 16,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility officially opened its doors for business on March 26th 2015 and brings the total number of BPC’s plasma collection centers to eighteen.
“This facility represents another milestone in our continued efforts to strengthen our network of plasma collection centers and further reinforces our commitment to better serve the thousands of patients world-wide that rely on plasma based therapies” said Jordan Siegel, BPC’s Chief Executive Officer.
The plasma donated at Biotest Plasma Centers is used to manufacture critical care therapies that treat life threatening disorders in a variety of therapeutic areas, such as BPC’s BIVIGAM® [Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human), 10% Liquid] and Nabi-HB® [Hepatitis B Immune Globulin (Human)].
The Company expects to add over fifty jobs to Conway’s local economy and currently has employment opportunities available for medical personnel and phlebotomists.
In addition to supporting the local economy through employment opportunities, the plasma center is actively recruiting local residents to donate plasma. Plasma donors not only contribute the source material for these plasma derived therapies that save the lives of thousands of patients
but also are compensated for their donations.
About Biotest Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Biotest Pharmaceuticals is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Biotest AG, a German global provider of plasma products. The Company researches, develops and manufactures biotherapeutic plasma protein products, with a specialization in immunology and hematology and is a leader in the collection of source plasma. Biotest Pharmaceuticals owns and manages plasmapheresis centers across the United States and operates a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Boca Raton, Florida. We are committed to serving the thousands of patients worldwide who rely on plasma-based therapies.
Biotest Pharmaceuticals’ team of over 1000 employees is part of Biotest AG’s global workforce of more than 2,300 associates worldwide. To learn more about Biotest Pharmaceuticals, our Plasma Centers, and the difference we make in the lives of patients and the healthcare community, please visit us at www.biotestpharma.com and www.biotestplasma.com.