Following collection of blood at the farms, the containers are securely transported to the plasma separation facilities. The plasma is stored frozen for later processing while the blood cells are collected for upcycling.
The active pharmaceutical ingredient eCG is produced from the plasma in Ísteka's production plant in Reykjavík. The procedure involves a series of different down-stream protein purification steps including chromatographic separation methods. The purified product is freeze-dried before packaging. The production is according to strict GMP standards with extensive testing in our laboratory in every step.