THROMBIN-JMI, Thrombin, Topical (Bovine), is a protein substance produced through a conversion reaction in which prothrombin of bovine origin is activated by tissue thromboplastin of bovine origin in the presence of calcium chloride. It is supplied as a sterile powder that has been freeze-dried in the final container. Also contained in the preparation are mannitol and sodium chloride. Mannitol is included to make the dried product friable and more readily soluble. The product contains no preservative.
THROMBIN-JMI undergoes multistep chromatographic purification and ultrafiltration. The manufacturing process for THROMBIN-JMI has been further improved by the addition of viral filtration and impurity reduction processes. Analytical studies demonstrate the capability of the current manufacturing process to remove significant amounts of extraneous proteins, and result in a reduction of factor Va light chain content to levels below the limit of detection of semi-quantitative Western Blot assay (<92 ng/mL, when reconstituted as directed). The clinical relevance of these findings is unknown.