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19 Oct 2015

What are therapeutic biological products?

A biological product is a substance derived from a living organism and used for the prevention or treatment of disease. Biologicals are usually too complex for chemical synthesis by a laboratory. These products include antitoxins, bacterial and viral vaccines, blood products and hormone extracts.

Followings are the therapeutic biological products –

  • Monoclonal antibodies for in-vivo use
  • Cytokines, growth factors, enzymes, immunomodulators; and thrombolytics
  • Proteins intended for therapeutic use that are extracted from animals or microorganisms, including recombinant versions of these products (except clotting factors)
  • Other non-vaccine therapeutic immunotherapies

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