FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Maria Middleberg
PLASMAPHERESIS CENTER FOR R&D OPENS IN THE PHILADELPHIA AREA
Southampton, PA – May 29, 2012
The first of its kind in the northeastern United States, and only the fourth in the country, The Plasma Source, a plasma donation center contracted to perform plasmapheresis for use by the research and development industry, has opened in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Plasmapheresis is the normal process used in collecting plasma from a donor. Collections at The Plasma Source are strictly for research and development and are not for donation to the general blood supply. Only donors with diseased-state plasma qualify for this specialized type of collection. The diseased-state plasma is then used for pharmaceutical research, manufacturing and the production of clinical samples.
The Plasma Source is registered with the FDA and is CLIA licensed along with Pa Department of Health Laboratory Licensure. Maria Middleberg, president of The Plasma Source, opened the center in response to requests to collect disease state plasma as “there were no options on the east coast for patients that could not be processed in a traditional donor center environment.”
For additional information you can go to theplasmasource.net or call 267-288-5443. You can also visit The Plasma Source at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry convention in Los Angeles July 15-19 at booth #2731.