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BioBridge Global: The SA Life Science Company You ALMOST Know

Date: July 20, 2017

Time: 11:45 am - 1:00 PM

Location: BioBridge Global Donor Pavilion 6211 W Interstate 10 San Antonio TX 78201

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BioBridge Global:

The SA Life Science Company You ALMOST Know

Lunch and Program

Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 11:45AM - 1:00PM

BioBridge Global Donor Pavilion

6211 W Interstate 10

San Antonio TX 78201

* CLICK HERE for Parking Map

Jose Garcia QualTex Laboratories Belinda Flores South Texas Blood & Tissue Center Mike Fiske GenCure
Here's the Story:
BioBridge Global supports therapies for life-threatening diseases, pioneers medical research, and tests for infectious diseases. It collects, processes, and delivers biomaterials to medical professionals and researchers worldwide. The San Antonio-based nonprofit has been a leader in blood banking for more than 40 years and now encompasses a multi-pronged approach through its subsidiaries: South Texas Blood & Tissue Center, the regional blood bank; QualTex, one of the largest infectious disease testing labs in the US; and GenCure, focused on regenerative medicine and the power of human cells and tissue to enhance lives. This event will be held on-site at BioBridge, so you can see and hear all about it!

*Tours: Immediately following the program, BioBridge Global will offer short tours of each subsidiary with experts on hand for Q & A. All attendees are welcome!

About the Speakers:
Three BioBridge Global leaders will each share the work of their part of the organization and they'll join forces to talk and answer questions about how the parts relate to each other and the ways they work together to fulfill their combined mission to save lives.

Jose Garcia is VP of Marketing and Customer Relations for QualTex Laboratories, the testing arm of BioBridge. QualTex was an early adopter of Zika testing.

Belinda Flores is Director of Customer Relationship Management for the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center, the oldest division of BioBridge, and likely the best known. She'll talk about the core mission of supplying blood products and how it supports and is supported by the others.

Mike Fiske is VP for Cell Manufacturing at GenCure, the newest of the parts. Mike will share how the team plans to employ $7.8 million recently awarded for large-scale manufacturing of stem cells for research and patient use. If you attended the Health Cell's June event you heard about this as part of the US Army's funding and collaboration with its San Antonio-based Institute of Surgical Research!

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Next up: Luncheon on August 1, The How and Who of Clinical Trials
Kay Scroggins, CEO of Clinical Trails of Texas, will be tour guide for the virtual journey of a drug or device through clinical trials. Whether you do this every day or it's all a mystery, Kay will hold your attention. Hear about the process and the people. What makes a patient volunteer? Which physicians support trials? What does it take to be successful? Hilton San Antonio Airport Hotel, 11:45 am, Tuesday, 8/1/2017. Registration open now. Click Here.
Special Event on August 24 from 6 - 8PM at the Pearl Stable
A great format in a great space: Conversation about collaboration in healthcare, impressive panel of speakers, great food and cocktails. Details forthcoming...
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