Paras Biopharmaceuticals Finland Oy Announces Successful Development of Biologically Active Romiplostim (N-Plate® Biosimilar) Production Tsful Development of Biologically Active Romiplostim (N-Plate® Biosimilar) Production Technologyechnology
Jan. 30, 2019 / PRZen / OULU, Finland -- PARAS BIOPHARMACEUTICALS FINLAND OY today announced the achievement of a major milestone – the successful development of biologically active Romiplostim (N-Plate® biosimilar) production technology.
Romiplostim has been produced with a proprietary and innovative continuous manufacturing process at the company's Finnish-based facility in Oulu-Finland. Romiplostim is used for the treatment of thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) in patients with chronic immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP).
ITP is a potentially serious blood disorder characterized by increased destruction and impaired production of platelets. It can lead to extensive bruising and bleeding. Thrombocytopenia is common in cancer patients, resulting from chemotherapy or radiation treatment, in addition to the underlying disease itself. ITP leads to several complications. Low platelet count increases spontaneous bleeding, complicates surgical operations and can affect chemotherapy and radiation therapy.