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What is a recombinant clotting factor product?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Ultra High Tech!: These products(which are used to treat a wide variety of bleeding disorders like hemophilia, and von willebrand's disease) are made either by being completely free of human plasma derivative; or use a pasteurized form that is very safe. These products are not without there share of risks; and can potentially cause diseases as well. They are also very, very expensive so let the buyer beware!
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Bacteria: Scientists get harmless bacteria to produce the proteins for us. The bacteria become like a factory after their genes get "recombined" in certain ways. Previously we had to get proteins from live animals and that was a problem for several reasons including inefficiency and exposure to animal viruses.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

How are recombinant clotting factor products produced?

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Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Recombinant blood: Recombinant clotting factors are made in a laboratory and do not contain human or animal factors. The lab has the sequence of dna that creates the factor and uses that dna to create the clottoig factor.

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