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Re: [IP] Some additional glucagon information

Bob wrote:
> Point of interest:  The FDA granted approval in June of 1998 to Novo
> Nordisk (they make Velosulin, among other things) for distribution of a
> product called "GlucaGen". This product is "chemically identical to human
> glucagon" (of DNA origin, much like Humulin, also of DNA origin, is
> "chemically identical to human insulin"). According to Novo, this
> genetically engineered product "eliminates the risk of acquiring bovine
> spongiform encephalitis, from glucagon therapy, a potential risk from
> animal-derived glucagon".

Back up here - please explain this risk to me????????


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