Protein From Engineered Goats Wins FDA Approval

Law360, New York (February 10, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- In the agency’s first approval of a medical product derived from genetically modified animals, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Atryn, an anti-coagulant protein found in the milk of genetically engineered goats.

GTC Biotherapeutics Inc., the manufacturer of Atryn, received approval for the use of the protein from two FDA centers, the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research and the Center for Veterinary Medicine, the agency announced Monday.

The protein, which is derived from the milk of the specially developed goats, is used for...
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