|By PR Newswire||
|September 3, 2014 11:00 AM EDT||
MIAMI, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- BioCollections Worldwide, Inc. ("BCW") announced today that it has requested all non-essential personnel in its West African Guinea-Bissau subsidiary to return home due to the Ebola outbreak. "Although we understand this outbreak is concentrated in countries to the south, we are taking precautionary measures." said Sixto Pacheco, President & CEO. "Notwithstanding, BCW will continue performing its Blood Collection Protocols (BCPs) in the region while retraining remaining personnel in protective measures against Ebola." Pacheco continued.
About BioCollections Wordlwide, Inc. (BCW):
BioCollections Worldwide, Inc. (BCW), established in 2000, has been at the forefront of providing customized solutions for the development of new and emerging in-vitro Diagnostics, Medical Devices, Life Sciences and Biopharmaceutical products. BCW provides clinical operations services, specimen storage and clinical testing. The Company also offers products to validate, monitor and troubleshoot molecular assays. BCW is headquartered in Miami, FL with multiple satellite offices in the US, Europe and Africa.
BCW currently holds a wide-ranged inventory of plasma, serum and other matrices that have been assayed and characterized using FDA and IVD clinical diagnostic products. These matrices have been collected globally and include rare subtypes and genotypes of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis in addition to other infectious disease markers.
BCW also operates its own CLIA certified and COLA accredited clinical laboratory with numerous capabilities including molecular diagnostics, virology and serology testing. The laboratory is staffed with medical technologists and operates multiple shifts to meet demanding turn-around times. This laboratory operates BCW's bio-mining program, which further tests specimen for other disease states and clinical markers.
Media Contact: Sixto Pacheco, BioCollections Worldwide, Inc., 3057922090, [email protected]
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