Helen’s Allergan Trip

Pure Aesthetics Nottingham were invited to go to the manufacturing facility tour at The Allergan Manufacturing Facility in Westport, Ireland.
This tour gave Helen Allen the opportunity to explore The Allergen Medical Institute, which offers practical and training opportunities. Helen was fortunate to witness the unique manufacturing process and standards of quality and safety that Allergan implement at the location of Westport. This tour showed Helen the manufacturing methods that demonstrated Allergan’s investment into research and development, that enables the company high-quality products such as Botox.

Botulinum toxin (BTX) is a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and related species. It prevents the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine from axon endings at the neuromuscular junction and thus causes flaccid paralysis. Infection with the bacterium causes the disease botulism. The toxin is also used commercially in medicine, cosmetics and research.

Botulinum is the most acutely lethal toxin known, with an estimated human median lethal dose (LD50) of 1.3–2.1 ng/kg intravenously or intramuscularly and 10–13 ng/kg when inhaled.

There are seven types of botulinum toxin, named type A–G. Type A and B are capable of causing disease in humans, and are also used commercially and medically.[3] Types C–G are less common; types E and F can cause disease in humans, while the other types cause disease in other animals.[4] Botulinum toxin types A and B are used in medicine to treat various muscle spasms and diseases characterized by overactive muscle. The commercial form is marketed under the brand name Botox, among others. Botox is made by Allergan

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