Manufacturing and Safety

Octagam® is manufactured to preserve the integrity of IgG and has a distribution of IgG subclasses like in a normal healthy population.3,4,8,9

Providing pathogen safety for octagam®

The regulatory approved standard operating procedures for screening of donors and plasma, combined with multiple validated virus inactivation steps during the manufacturing process, provide confidence against pathogen transmission.3,4,8,9

*Not calculated for global LRF

The processes used in manufacturing octagam® have also been shown to inactivate the Zika virus.10  

There has never been a documented case of virus transmission by any octagam® infusion.


3. octagam®5%. Summary of Product Characteristics. May 2021.

4. octagam®10%. Summary of Product Characteristics. May 2021.

8. European Medicines Agency. Guideline on plasma-dervied medicinal products. EMA/CHMP/BWP/706271/2010. 2011.

9. European Medicines Agency. Plasma Master File, EMEA/H/PMF/000008/05/AU/002.

10. Kuhnel D, et al. Inactivation of Zika virus by solvent/detergent treatment of human plasma and other plasma-derived products and pasteurization of human serum albumin.Transfusion. 2017;57(3pt2):802-810.

11. Bichuetti-Silva DC, et al. Immediate infusion-related adverse reactions to intravenous immunoglobulin in a prospective cohort of 1765 infusions.Int Immunopharmacol. 2014;23(2):442–446.

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IMPORTANT: The information on this website is based on the European Summary of Product Characteristics (EU SmPC).

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