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Idursulfase (brand name Elaprase) is a drug used to treat Hunter syndrome (also called Mucopolysaccharoidosis II). It is a purified form of the lysosomal enzyme iduronate-2-sulfatase and is produced by recombinant DNA technology in a human cell line.
Additional recommended knowledge
It is one of the most expensive drugs ever produced. Initial yearly costs were reported to be $300,000.
It is manufactured by Shire Pharmaceuticals Group.
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