Grifols, S.A. (Catalan: [g?i'f??s]) is a Spanish multinational pharmaceutical and chemical company. Principally a producer of blood plasma-based products, a field in which it is the European leader and largest worldwide, the company also supplies devices, instruments and reagents for clinical testing laboratories. Grifols is the major world supplier of IVIG, albumin, Factor VIII and other plasma-derived products. In 2007 the company had 3.6 million litres per year of blood fractionation capacity from three plants, one at Parets del Vallès near Barcelona in Spain (2.1 million litres per year), another in Los Angeles (1.5 million litres but being expanded to 2.2 million litres), and a site in Clayton,NC. In the United States the company owns 153 plasmapheresis centres, where it collects around 5.8 million litres of plasma per year.