Are there contraindications for Helixate® FS?
A. Known intolerance or allergic reactions to components of Helixate® FS, or known allergies to hamster and mouse proteins, may be a contraindication for Helixate® FS. Baby hamster kidney cells are used in the fermentation process to grow the recombinant factor VIII. Mouse antibody proteins (monoclonal antibody immunoaffinity chromatography are used in the purification process to remove factor VIII from the fermentation medium.