Plasma Collection Continues to Gain Traction in Czech Republic

The Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association (PPTA) has awarded UNICAplasma, s. r. o. with International Quality Plasma Program (IQPP) certification for its plasma collection center in Prague.

Certification is obtained via a rigorous inspection by an independent third party, and demonstrated compliance with voluntary standards that ensure the highest level of quality and safety of human source plasma.

Milan Malý, Owner and CEO of UNICAplasma, s. r. o. said, "Getting the IQPP certificate is a key step in our pursuit of perfection. It allows us to demonstrate both to our donors and to the relevant authorities how important quality and safety are to us."

People worldwide depend on lifesaving plasma protein therapies to treat bleeding and immune disorders, other diseases and injury. Since 2009, UNICAplasma's mission has been to save lives through safe and efficient collection of human blood plasma for the manufacture of plasma protein therapies.

Joshua Penrod, Vice President, PPTA Source said, "We congratulate UNICAplasma, s.r.o., on obtaining this mark of distinction which demonstrates their commitment to plasma quality and safety."

This news comes on the heels of the first IQPP certification earlier this year. In recognition of the growing importance of plasma collection and the demand for human source plasma, PPTA has launched a website www.darovaniplazmy.cz that contains a wealth of information for consumers on donor eligibility requirements, safety and quality, plasma protein therapies and more.

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