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Hypermune products now latex-free
10/5/07Talecris Biotherapeutics has eliminated latex from its line of Hypermune (hyperimmune globulin therapies) products. The move allows doctors to use Talecris merchandise, such as vials and syringes, on patients with latex allergies. "Product safety remains a top priority at all levels of our research and manufacturing organizations," said Steve Petteway, Ph.D., senior VP of research and development at Talecris. In addition, the company received approval from the FDA to include hyperimmune labeling information on the removal of pathogenic prions during manufacturing. "These two advances provide an improved overall margin of safety for our Hypermunes," Petteway said.