(GWINNETT- METRO ATLANTA) February 4, 2016 – BioLife Plasma Services joined Georgia Department of Economic Development and Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development to announce the opening of its plasma collection center in Gwinnett County, creating 50 new jobs and a $7 million capital investment.

A subsidiary of Baxalta US, Inc., BioLife Plasma Services is an industry leader in operating high-quality plasma donation centers throughout the U.S. The plasma collected at BioLife is processed into a variety of life-saving therapeutics, including treatment for patients with hemophilia and immune disorders and for use as blood volume replacement and tissue sealing.

“BioLife is pleased to build a new center in Gwinnett community and we appreciate the support of residents who donate their plasma that is used in life-saving therapies for patients,” said Michael Owens, Center Manager. “The opening of this location is in an effort to better serve patients who rely on the lifesaving therapies processed from donated human plasma.”

“With over 400 life science companies operating in Georgia, an idea can be born, researched, tested, commercialized, produced and delivered quickly to customers around the world,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Deputy Commissioner of Global Commerce, Tom Croteau. “Today’s announcement marks another important step in the advancement of life saving therapies and social contribution. The new plasma collection center in Gwinnett County will create a significant economic impact, but what’s more, it will improve the lives of patients who suffer from life-threatening illnesses. We look forward to supporting BioLife Plasma Services as they continue to grow in Georgia.”

Located at 3440 Centerville Highway in the Centerville area of Gwinnett County, the new facility features approximately 15,000 square feet, a free supervised playroom, and free wireless internet.

“I am thrilled that BioLife has chosen to advance in Gwinnett,” said Tommy Hunter, District 3 (R) Commissioner. “This company has been an excellent addition to Georgia’s progressive network. We look forward to seeing this partnership grow.”

“We are proud to support the Georgia Life Science Ecosystem that has a balanced healthcare and life science ecosystem including Hematology companies like BioLife,” said Nick Masino, Senior Vice President for Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development and Partnership Gwinnett. “It is exciting to call Gwinnett home to such strong Hematology companies including ADMA Biologics and Qualtex Laboratories.”

For more information on the donation process and to locate additional centers, please visit the BioLife website, www.biolifeplasma.com.

Connect with BioLife on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/biolifeplasmaservice and on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/BioLifePlasmaServices.

For more information, or to learn how to get involved in local economic development efforts, please visit www.gwinnetteconomicdevelopment.com.


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