New blood donor centre opens in Glasgow

Blood samples in lab

A new blood donor centre in Glasgow, Scotland has been opened to support cell and gene therapy research. 

BioIVT’s new facility is located in the West of Scotland Science Park, which is home to more than 40 life science and technology businesses.  

The donor center will be used primarily for producing LEUKOMAX leukopaks, which contain concentrated white blood cells and are used for cell and gene therapy research. 

Wini Luty, Senior Director of Biologic Operations at BioIVT, said: “Our Glasgow facility will give local researchers access to fresh leukopaks, which provide a more representative format for cell and gene therapy research.” 

“I am proud to report this is BioIVT’s 11th blood donor centre and it perfectly complements our other UK centre in White City, London,” added Luty. “Both UK facilities are strategically located in a life sciences hub, near a strong donor base, and extensive transportation resources.”

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