antihemophilic factor

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antihemophilic factor

[¦an·tē‚hē·mə′fil·ik ‚fak·tər]
(biochemistry)
A soluble protein clotting factor in mammalian blood. Also known as factor VIII; thromboplastinogen.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Xyntha is manufactured using recombinant DNA techniques that enable scientists to create new DNA strands with specific traits, such as the capacity to produce a specific protein.
Sue Geraghty, nurse coordinator, University of Colorado School of Medicine Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center, said that as an all-inclusive, travel-ready kit, the Prefilled Dual-Chamber Syringe offers patients with hemophilia A convenience in reconstituting XYNTHA, potentially saving them both time and effort.
The company said XYNTHA is a recombinant factor VIII product indicated for both the control and prevention of bleeding episodes in patients with haemophilia A (congenital factor VIII deficiency or classic haemophilia) and for surgical prophylaxis in patients with haemophilia A.