Affinity Biologicals Inc. has become a leading name in diagnostics and research across the world because of their continuing ability to manufacture new and innovative products for mainly hemostasis and thrombosis research. Most recently, Affinity Biological released a new line of Health Canada and CE Marked plasmas to be used in Canada and Europe: the VisuDep-F Frozen Factor VIII Deficient Plasma and the VisuDep-F Frozen Factor IX.
What is the VisuDep-F Frozen Factor VIII Deficient Plasma?
The VisuDep-F Frozen Factor VIII Deficient Plasma is a large glycoprotein that is intended to be used in the quantitative determination of Factor VIII as a substrate plasma in citrated plasmas using a clot-based assay. The VisuDep-F Frozen Factor VIII Deficient Plasma is important to researching Hemophilia A.
Found mostly in males, Hemophilia A is a congenial bleeding disorder that occurs as a result of an X-chromosome linked Factor VIII insufficiency. For patients suffering with Hemophilia A, the severity of the deficiency of FVIII is directly correlated to the severity of the disease. This is why it is necessary to perform research using the new plasma from Affinity Biologicals.
What is the VisuDep-F Frozen Factor IX Deficient Plasma?
Much like the VisuDep-F Frozen Factor VIII Deficient Plasma, the VisuDep-F Frozen Factor IXâ€™s intended use is as a substrate plasma that is used in the quantitative determination of Factor IX activity in citrated plasmas. Using a clot-based assay, this vitamin K-dependent glycoprotein circulates throughout plasma at a concentration rate of 5 Âµg/ml.
Christmas disease, although friendly sounding enough, is more commonly known by its scientific name Haemophilia B. Haemophilia B is an X-linked congenital bleeding disease that is a direct result from a quantitative or qualitative defect in Factor IX function.
What Other Products are Available from Affinity Biologicals?
The VisuDep-F Frozen Factor VIII Deficient Plasma and the VisuDep-F Frozen Factor IX are only the latest manufactured products developed by Affinity Biologicals Inc. Another recent line of products were VisuLizeâ„¢ Antigen ELISA Kits, commonly used for in thrombosis research. This family line of products includes Factor VIII Antigen ELISA Kit, VisuLizeâ„¢ Factor IX Antigen ELISA Kit, VisuLizeâ„¢ Factor XI ELISA Kit and the VisuLizeâ„¢ TAFI Antigen.
Affinity Biologicals Inc. currently has over 250 reagents that are used in the international research and diagnosis. To learn more about any of Affinity Biologicals products, including the VisuDep-F Frozen Factor VIII Deficient Plasma and the VisuDep-F Frozen Factor IX Deficient Plasma, explore their website at https://affinitybiologicals.com/ or contact them directly at:
Affinity Biologicals Inc.
1395 Sandhill Drive
Ancaster, ON, CA
Toll Free: 1.800.903.6020