Although effectively used to treat incurable, life-threatening diseases like Diabetes, Cancer, Arthritis etc., protein based drugs (Biologics) cost significantly more than traditional small-molecule medicines. Since Biologics are mostly used to treat illnesses that require continual treatment, it makes them very unaffordable for patients of developing countries and low-income groups.
Parathyroid hormone (PTH):
- Original Product – Forteo Pen (Teriparatide [rDNA origin] Injection) | *Patent Status: Expired in 2006 | Drug class: Parathyroid Hormone Analog | Disease Indication: Post menopausal Osteoporosis
- The only known human protein that promotes mineral deposition and enamel re-growth. Amelogenin is an ideal candidate for the oral and dental health care sector.
- Chymosin (also known as rennin) is the primary active ingredient in rennet. Chymosin is essential to the manufacture of firm cheeses. Chymosin splits the casein protein of milk at specific point and thereby effects clotting: casein clumps together to form curd and separates from the watery whey.