Blood lab to open in Georgia

Photo by John Bazemore

Photo by John Bazemore

ATLANTA -- A Texas-based blood testing lab is expanding to Gwinnett County.

QualTex Laboratories will invest nearly $12 million over five years and create 125 high-skill jobs with a new facility in Norcross.

Gov. Sonny Perdue said QualTex's expansion to Georgia builds on the state's "growing reputation as the crossroads of global health."

QualTex is a worldwide provider of blood testing. It is the largest independent testing lab in the United States for blood and plasma products.

The company is based in San Antonio.