Although hepatitis A is more difficult than hepatitis C, B or HIV to inactivate, the facts speak for themselves: our product is the UK market leader in plasma-derived high-purity factor VIII and has had no record of virus transmission of hepatitis A.
It is worth remembering that recombinant factor VIII is not an "artificial form of the clotting agent factor VIII", as it is produced from living cells. Moreover, in the vial which the patient uses, a human plasma-derived product (albumin) is included as a stabiliser. Thus the product is not "artificial" and may not necessarily be "virus-free".
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