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Octapharma Names Dennis D. Curtin To Lead U.S. Plasma Operations
Date:12/4/2008

y high demand in the U.S. and internationally. Our goal is to source approximately 50 percent of the plasma needed for our products from Octapharma-owned plasma centers in the U.S. and Europe by the next decade to ensure patient needs are met."

In August, Octapharma announced plans to acquire 33 plasma collection centers from International BioResources. The plasma centers will be located predominantly in the East and Midwest. Plasma is the source of numerous proteins used for drug development and therapeutic purposes. These proteins include albumin, clotting factors, and intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG). Source plasma is collected by plasmapheresis and intended for further manufacturing; recovered plasma is separated from whole blood donations.

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Octapharma is the largest privately owned plasma products company in the world. Its core business is the development, production and sale of high quality, human proteins, including intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG). From its foundation in 1983, the Swiss-based company has grown to employ over 2,000 people in 27 countries, including the United States. In addition to Life Therapeutics, Inc., which is headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., Octapharma distributes its plasma therapies through Octapharma USA, based in Hoboken, N.J. For more information, please visit www.octapharma.com.


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