Here is a link through to a presentation by Bernard Horowitz, Ph.D. discussing the safety of (Omrix manufactured) J&J's Evithrom, you have to register first.
Omrix do concede that "Our products are derived from human plasma, and are therefore subject to the risk of biological contamination inherent in plasma-derived products. This risk could adversely affect our ability to obtain raw materials and market our products. " In THIS document
Info from Omrix Biopharmaceuticals tells us Bernard Horowitz, Ph.D. has served as a member of our Board since February 2006. Since January 2000, he has been a principal of Horowitz Consultants, LLC, a company providing assistance in strategic planning, process development, viral safety, clinical trial design and new product regulatory compliance. From 1995 to 1999, Dr. Horowitz served as chief scientific officer, executive vice president and director of V.I. Technologies, Inc., now Panacos Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a now publicly held company he helped found as a spin-out from the New York Blood Center. Dr. Horowitz has served as a scientific consultant to the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Hemophilia Foundation, the International Association of Biological Standardization, and the World Health Organization. Dr. Horowitz is a co-inventor of over 25 issued U.S. patents. Dr. Horowitz received his B.S. in biology from the University of Chicago and his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Cornell University Medical College. He is a director of Protein Therapeutics, Inc.