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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Therapeutic Categories


Platelet Derived Growth Factor (PDGF)

Chemical Name

Recombinant human platelet-derived growth factor B (WHO )

Foreign Names

  • Becaplerminum (Latin)
  • Becaplermin (German)
  • Bécaplermine (French)
  • Becaplermina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Becaplermin (OS: USAN, BAN)
  • Bécaplermine (OS: DCF)
  • Recombinant human platelet-derived growth factor B (IS: WHO)
  • rhPDGF-BB (IS)
  • RWJ 60235 (IS: Chiron)
  • UNII-1B56C968OA (IS)

Brand Names

  • Becaplex
    Benta, Lebanon
  • Regranex
    Janssen-Cilag, Lithuania; Janssen-Cilag, Portugal; Laboratorios Dr. Esteve, Spain; Smith & Nephew, United States
  • Regrel
    Mega Lifesciences, Myanmar


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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