Blood and blood products constitute a major group of traditional biologics. The main components of blood are the red and white blood cells, along with platelets and the plasma in which these cellular elements are suspended. Whole blood remains in routine therapeutic use, as do red blood cell and platelet concentrates. A variety of therapeutically important blood proteins also continue to be purified from plasma. These include various clotting factors and immunoglobulins. However, in keeping with the scope of this book, we focus in this chapter upon blood proteins/blood-related proteins produced by genetic engineering. These include recombinant coagulation factors, anticoagulants (such as hirudin) and thrombolytics (such as tPA). Also considered towards the end of the chapter are a number of recombinant enzymes that have found therapeutic application.

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