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Development of biological medicines


Scientists working in a medical laboratory

Biological medicines are medicines that are made by living cells or organisms. They are usually made of large proteins that are naturally produced in the human body. When a biological medicine is given to a patient, it functions like a natural protein, resolving symptoms and preventing or slowing the progression of the disease.

Biological medicines have helped to improve the lives of thousands of Australians living with conditions such as cancer, diabetes, severe psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, multiple sclerosis and kidney disease.