Table 1

Polymer therapeutics that are licensed in the UK

NameManufacturerPolymerProteinIndication
Neulasta (Pegfilgrastim)Amgen (Thousand Oaks, California, USA)PEGGCSFChemotherapy-induced neutropenia
Pegasys (Peginterferon alfa)Roche (Basel, Switzerland)PEGα-IFN-2aHepatitis C
ViraferonPeg (Peginterferon alfa)Schering-Plough (Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA)PEGα-IFN-2bHepatitis C
Somavert (Pegvisomant)Pfizer (New York, USA)PEGHuman growth hormone antagonistAcromegaly
  • GCSF, granulocyte colony stimulating factor; IFN, interferon; PEG, polyethylene glycol.