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Table. 2.

Table. 2.

Comparison of drugs in general and blood components

Drug (chemical) Blood and blood components
Product characteristic Small, simple molecule Large complex molecules, higher-order structures, post-translational modifications
Raw material Obtained by chemical synthesis Obtained from human origin, cannot be made or manufactured
Analytical testing Well-defined Heterogeneous (raw material variability, manufacturing variability), difficult to characterize
Production Bulk (lot) production Single collection of blood from one donor, one lot-1 product
Manufacturing Complex manufacturing process Simple – mostly centrifugation and transfer in a closed system
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