A range of valuable products are manufactured from plasma through a process called fractionation. This is when different types of proteins found in plasma are separated, purified and concentrated into therapeutic doses.
Albumin is the most abundant protein in plasma and helps the body maintain fluid balance. In Australia CSL Behring manufactures two concentrations of albumin including 5% (50 g/L) and 20% (200 g/L), provided in a range of bottle volumes.
Clotting factors are used to prevent or treat bleeding from specific coagulation factor deficiencies. They can be made in two ways: manufactured from pooled donor plasma by fractionation or using recombinant methods in cell lines.
Immunoglobulins are products that contain human antibodies made from donor plasma. The plasma is pooled and processed by fractionation. They are used to treat a wide range of immune deficiencies and autoimmune conditions.