Impurity profiling of the most frequently encountered falsified polypeptide drugs on the Belgian market

Last updated on 18-3-2019 by Jill Alexandre

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Abstract:

Advances in biotechnology and the chemical synthesis of peptides have made biopharmaceuticals and synthetic peptide drugs viable pharmaceutical compounds today and an important source for tomorrow’s drugs and therapies. Unfortunately, also falsifications and counterfeit versions of these powerful and promising drugs are offered illegally via the internet. Since these falsified preparations are produced outside the legally required quality systems, end-users have no guarantee regarding the efficacy and safety of these products. Although falsified samples of biotherapeutics were already analysed, l…

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