What are plasma protein therapies

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Plasma protein therapies are:

  • Lifesaving biologics
  • Treatment for rare diseases
  • Replacement therapies
  • Plasma-derived (recombinant alternatives available for several bleeding disorders)
  • Infused or injected, some can be home-infused

The following applies to plasma-derived therapies:

Plasma is the straw-colored liquid portion of blood that remains after red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets are removed.

Starting material

Your blood is:

  • 55%plasma
  • 44%

    red blood

  • 1%

    white blood
    cells &

Your plasma is:

  • 92%water
  • 7%proteins
  • 1%


Time to manufacture therapies

  • Albumin
  • Alpha-1 proteinase inhibitor
  • C1 esterase inhibitor
  • Coagulation factors
  • Immunoglobulins
9 - 12 months