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About BSRI
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About BSRI
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Facts at a Glance

Established: 1959 (Scientific Services department - Irwin Memorial Blood Bank)

Number of Employees: 70

Facilities
Blood Systems Research Institute (BSRI) is housed within Blood Centers of the Pacific in San Francisco, CA.  BSRI has state of the art equipment to support research related to blood and blood product safety in the areas of molecular biology, immunology, virology, tissue culture, cell processing and epidemiology.  BSRI staff has 9000 sq. ft. of labs (including a biosafety level 3 lab), and a 2200 square foot freezer room with capacity to store more than one million specimens. 

Major Grantors
National Institutes of Health (NIH), Blood Systems, Inc.

Major Research Areas

  • Epidemiology/Donor Behavior
  • Molecular Virology
  • Molecular Transfusion Medicine
  • Immunology
  • Repository and Testing Services
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Cell Therapy

Collaborations
University of California, San Francisco; The Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF; University of California, Davis; Children’s Medical Center, Oakland; U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs; The American Red Cross; Health Protection Agency UK; Benaroya Research Institute Seattle; Fundação Faculdade de Medicina BRAZIL; Duke University; Stanford University; Metabiota; South African National Blood Service; Australian Red Cross Blood Service; Albert Einstein College of Medicine Yeshiva University; New England Research Institutes, Inc.; San Francisco Department of Public Health; University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston; the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Commercial Collaborations
Novartis Diagnostics; Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.; Gen-Probe, Inc.; Abbott Laboratories; TerumoBCT; Immunetics; Integral Molecular; Entegrion.


 

lab blood tubes

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