North American Biologicals Inc. of Miami has been awarded amultiyear plasma supply contract, valued at $45 million forthe first two years, from a multinational biologicals companybased in Europe. North American Biologicals did not name thecompany.

The contract, which begins after the current $10 millioncontract expires at the end of this year, is mostly for sourceplasma.

The company said it is responding to increased worldwidedemand for plasma products through new donor recruitmentprograms and by reducing costs.

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