Dechra Veterinary Products is warning veterinary professionals it is experiencing supply issues with Oxyglobin®
, Haemoglobin Glutamer-200. Dechra has supplied Oxyglobin under an exclusive UK distributor agreement with Biopure Corporation since 2002. In 2009, the assets of Biopure Corporation were acquired by OPK Biotech, which has its headquarters in Cambridge, MA, USA. OPK Biotech is working to resume manufacture of Oxyglobin as soon as possible but it is not expected this will happen until well into 2011.
Bob Parmenter, Managing Director of Dechra Veterinary Products, says: “Unfortunately we are now out of stock of Oxyglobin and, due to the supplier’s manufacturing issues, we are unlikely to receive new supplies in the immediate future. I would like to apologise to veterinary professionals for any inconvenience this will cause to their practice but unfortunately this situation is out of our control. We have written to all our Oxyglobin customers to inform them of the position and will keep in contact to advise them when the situation has changed.”
Dechra is advising veterinary professionals that the Pet Blood Bank may be able to offer an alternative product, while Oxyglobin is out of stock. The Pet Blood Bank can be contacted on 01509 232 222, Monday to Friday between 0830 and 1830. The organisation offers a same day and next day delivery service, along with an advice line. Full details of products and services are available by logging on to www.petbloodbank.org