Virus Inactivation in the 1990s ? and into the 21st Century Part 3a, Plasma and Plasma Products (Heat and Solvent/Detergent Treatments)

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BioPharm International, BioPharm International-09-01-2002, Volume 15, Issue 9

by Gail Sofer, BioReliance Plasma products have been associated with high levels of risk from viral contamination; therefore, most viral inactivation methods described in the literature during the past ten years have addressed plasma and plasma products. Plasma is the largest group to cover, and Part 3 takes two articles in our series to describe the many methods published. This article covers heat and solvent/detergent inactivation treatments for plasma.