..........First, within our regenerative medicine business, we continue to augment our biosurgery portfolio. During the third quarter, we announced a licensing agreement with Innocoll Pharmaceuticals for exclusive US marketing rights for their gentamicin surgical implant. This is the first biodegradable, antibiotic surgical sponge used as an adjunct therapy for prevention and treatment of surgical site infections. This product is already approved and available in 49 countries and is currently in two Phase III clinical trials in the United States.
Also within regenerative medicine, we are advancing programs and achieving milestones with our partners, Kuros Biosurgery AG. This partnership is focused on the development and commercialization of a portfolio of hard and soft tissue repair products. These products will be based on Baxter's fibrin-based biomatrix TISSEEL fibrin sealant, combined with Kuros proprietary biologics and associated binding technology.
Our development partner Kuros is currently enrolling patients in a number of Phase II clinical programs which if successful and confirmed in Phase III trials, will allow us to enter the fast-growing orthobiologic market.
...........Turning to the Plasma business. In the quarter, plasma protein sales of $338 million increased 37% with currency benefiting sales by 11 percentage points. Performance continues to be driven by the ongoing double-digit growth in global demand for plasma proteins and improved pricing. US plasma protein sales increased 7%, while international sales increased 59%. As we discussed last quarter, strong international growth was expected due to a difference year-over-year in the timing of shipments for FEIBA and PD Factor VIII tenders in the Latin American markets.
Antibody therapy sales increased 25% and totaled $307 million with currency benefiting sales by 3 percentage points. Growth was once again driven by conversion to GAMMAGARD LIQUID, pricing improvements, and strong growth in demand. Sales of our Regenerative Medicine business totaled $104 million and increased 27% with currency contributing 6 percentage points of growth. This is the result of growth of our core portfolio of products, TISSEEL, FLOSEAL and COSEAL.