ADMA Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADMA) (“ADMA” or the “Company”), an end-to-end commercial biopharmaceutical company dedicated to manufacturing, marketing and developing specialty plasma-derived biologics, today announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) approval for its eighth ADMA BioCenters plasma collection facility located in Hammond, Louisiana.
This plasma collection facility commenced operations and initiated source plasma collection in the second quarter of 2022. With the FDA approval announced today, this facility is now licensed to collect, and introduce into interstate commerce, human source plasma for further manufacturing in the U.S.
“The successful expansion of ADMA’s plasma collection network supports the Company’s goal of plasma supply self-sufficiency, ongoing revenue growth objectives, and further supports the pathway towards profitability. The approval is a testament to the BioCenters team’s tireless commitment, and we thank the FDA for its efforts and expeditious review of the Hammond, LA Biologics License Application (“BLA”), which came in advance of ADMA’s anticipated approval date,” said Adam Grossman, President and Chief Executive Officer of ADMA.
“With eight FDA-licensed plasma collection centers, we are well on our way to achieving our stated corporate objective of having a total of ten FDA-approved plasma collection centers, collecting normal source plasma and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (“RSV”) hyperimmune plasma, by year-end 2023,” said Brian Lenz, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and General Manager, ADMA BioCenters.
This new, state-of-the-art plasma collection center features automated registration, high-tech collection equipment designed to shorten the donation process, free Wi-Fi wireless network in the donor collection area, individual flat-screen TVs with cable at each donor station, and highly trained and certified staff who put donor comfort and safety first. At full capacity, the plasma center expects to maintain a staff of 50 highly trained healthcare workers. This center is approved to use the state-of-the-art Haemonetics NexSys Persona® plasma collection system.
To learn more about the ADMA BioCenters donation process, and to schedule an appointment, please visit: www.admabiocenters.com, or visit in person at 2718 West Thomas Street, Hammond, Louisiana 70401.