Plasma is the clear, straw-colored liquid component of blood that remains after red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and other cellular components are removed. It makes up about 55% of the body's total blood volume. Plasma is mostly water (over 90% by volume), and also contains dissolved proteins (6-8%), hormones, and carbon dioxide.
Plasma is the principal raw material for our biopharmaceutical products.
The Importance of Plasma-derived Products
- A key part of China’s national strategic reserve for emergency and disease response
- Used for:
- emergency care during disaster relief by replacing lost fluid and maintaining adequate blood volume and pressure (earthquakes, floods);
- prevention or treatment of epidemic diseases (SARS, influenza A H3N2, foot and mouth disease);
- treatment of immune system disorders, including genetic diseases or secondary immunodeficiency (PID, CIDP);
- immune replacement in the event of an antibody deficiency and immunomodulation (hepatitis B, Rabies, Tetanus)
- treatment of congenital genetic and acquired coagulation disorders (hemophilia, liver diseases).