Why use excipient human serum albumin (HSA)?

CSL Behring excipient grade HSA batches are manufactured
specifically to be used for the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and medical device markets
  • 100% human origin - contains no genetically modified proteins
With a multitude of pharmaceutical and biotechnology uses, HSA1 can:
  • Stabilize product potency during manufacturing, shipping, and storage
  • Provide you with an excipient that occurs naturally in the body and is well tolerated
  • Act as a carrier molecule/scaffold in drug delivery to transport therapeutic peptides and proteins
  • Serve as a coating on medical devices
  • Be used as a component in nanoparticle albumin-bound formulations
  • Be used as a medium component for:
    • – Cell culture
    • – Cryopreservation
    • – Stem cell expansion
  • Albumin – the body’s main defense regulation protein:
  • The major oncotic protein
  • Essential transport medium for substances such as hormones, metabolites and drugs
  • Anti-oxidant properties


1. Peter T, Jr. All about Albumen. Biochemistry, Genetics and Medical Applications. Academic Press, San Diego, 1996.
2. The SAFE study investigators. N Engl J Med 2004; 350: 2247-56.