study involving the manufacturer and three regulatory authorities, was carried out in which a candidate material, sample B (06/172), Lorlatinib manufacturer was calibrated by assays relative to the manufacturer’s in-house FEIBA standards (C and D). All laboratories used their routine validated methods (16 APTT-assays, 8 ACTIN-FS-assays and 27 DAPTTIN-assays). Intra-laboratory geometric coefficients of variation (GCVs) for candidate B ranged from 3% to 29% (GCVs <9% from majority of labs). Assessment of inter-laboratory variability gave overall GCV values of 6.9% and 4.4% relative to standards C and D, respectively, for all methods. There was good agreement in potency estimation between laboratories using each of the three methods, with the overall potencies by the three methods differing by less than 10% of the overall mean, giving an overall combined potency of 28.0 units per ampoule. All participants agreed that candidate B (06/172) be established as the 1st NIBSC Working Standard for FEIBA with an assigned potency of 28.0 units per ampoule, based on combined results for both methods, relative to either standard C or D. "
“Recombinant factor VIII (rFVIII) concentrates differ due to cell lines, culture conditions, presence of the B domain
and authorized potency assays. This study characterizes three commercially available rFVIII concentrates: a second-generation full length (A), a third-generation full length (B) and a third-generation B domain-deleted (BDD) product Selleck LY2606368 (C). rFVIII concentrates were characterized for FVIII activity (FVIII:C) by one-stage clotting and chromogenic assays, FVIII antigen (FVIII:Ag), thrombin selleck chemical activation profile and FXa-generation assay. The rFVIII concentrates exhibited significant differences with regard to FVIII:C, FVIII:Ag and thrombin activation profile. Product A had significantly greater
FVIII:C and FVIII:Ag relative to the measured values of products B and C. In addition, product A demonstrated faster and more complete activation by thrombin than the two others. BDD product C had the slowest measured thrombin activation rate. Product A exhibited a greater in vitro FXa generation than products B and C. We found no differences in FXa generation among all three products when FXa generation was normalized for FVIII:Ag. The greater FVIII:C and FVIII:Ag values for product A compared with that for products B and C are due to application of different authorized potency assays (one-stage assay for A vs. chromogenic assay for B and C). The variation in thrombin activation profiles may arise from differences in cell line-dependent posttranslational modifications of the various recombinant proteins. “
“Summary. Youth frequently access health information online, yet little is known about internet use among adolescents with haemophilia (AWH). A youth-centred, age-appropriate online programme is being developed to address the heightened educational needs of AWH as they transit from paediatric to adult care.