Intron A; Interferon Alfa-2B Recombinant, 25 million IU

Description (Brief):

Intron A is an injectible recombinant pharmaceutical used to treat hairy cell leukemia.

Description (Brief)

Recombinant pharmaceuticals are created by inserting genes from one species into a host species, often yeast or bacteria, where they do not naturally occur. The genes code for a desired product, and therefore the genetically modified host organisms can be grown and used as a kind of living factory to produce the product. In this case, genes coding for human white blood cell interferons are inserted into bacteria. Interferon is a substance that is naturally made by the body to fight infections and tumors. Bacteria produce the interferons, which are harvested and used as the active ingredient in Intron A.

Description (Brief)

Object consists of a cardboard box containing a second box, two glass bottles (one of the active pharmaceutical and one of the dilutent), and two product inserts.

Date Made: 1988Product Expiration Date: 1988-07

Maker: Schering Corporation

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New Jersey, Kenilworth

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Medicine, Health & Medicine, The Antibody Initiative, Biotechnology and Genetics, Recombinant Pharmaceuticals, Science & Mathematics, Antibody Initiative: Monoclonal Antibodies


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Credit Line: Gift of Schering Corporation, through Steven Schneider, Vice-President

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1987.0781.06Catalog Number: 1987.0781.06Accession Number: 1987.0781

Object Name: biologicalpharmaceuticalOther Terms: biological, box of; Pharmaceutical; Biological Extract; Powder

Physical Description: interferon alfa-2b recombinant (overall material)glycine (overall material)sodium phosphate dibasic (overall material)paper (container material)glass (container material)Measurements: overall: 8.8 cm x 6.2 cm x 3.5 cm; 3 7/16 in x 2 7/16 in x 1 3/8 inoverall: 3 1/2 in x 2 3/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 8.89 cm x 6.0325 cm x 3.4925 cm


Record Id: nmah_1071423

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