BioLife Plasma Services is opening a second plasma collection center in Fort Wayne. The new facility will open in December of 2013.
Updated: Thursday, 14 Mar 2013, 12:03 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 14 Mar 2013, 12:03 PM EDT
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - BioLife Plasma Services is opening a second plasma collection center in Fort Wayne in December of 2013.
BioLife, a subsidiary of Baxter Healthcare Corporation, held a ceremony Thursday morning when the last steel beam at its new site was set into place.
The center's new site is located at 1450 Getz Road, across from the Meijer on Illinois Road, in Fort Wayne.
Initially, the 16,500 square foot center will employee 25 people.
The first BioLife facility, which was built five years ago, is located at 7921 Coldwater Road, near Northrop High School.
The plasma collected at BioLife is processed into a variety of life-saving therapeutics, including treatment of patients with hemophilia and immune disorders and for use as blood volume replacement and tissue sealing.
For more information, visit BioLife's website .
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