Author(s): Persson E, Bolt G, Steenstrup TD, Ezban M
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Abstract Recombinant factor VIIa (rFVIIa, NovoSeven) is currently the only bypassing agent produced by recombinant technology for the treatment of haemophiliacs whose disease is complicated by inhibitory antibodies. In addition, recombinant production of FVIIa has made it widely available for a variety of purposes and accelerated the growth of our knowledge about FVIIa by generating an abundance of clinical and biochemical data. This fascinating molecule has turned out to be a safe haemostatic agent with great potential in the clinic and has inspired the generation of improved variants currently in (pre-)clinical testing. The present review describes the structural and functional aspects of FVIIa, followed by sections dealing with the manufacturing, therapeutic mechanism of action, clinical development and experience with rFVIIa. Copyright 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
This article was published in Thromb Res
and referenced in Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy