Eposino is a recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO) injection intended for intravenous (IV) or subcutaneous (SC) administration. It is produced by Shandong Kexing Bioproducts Co., Ltd., a biotechnology joint venture between Peking University Weiming Group and Sinogen (China) Ltd.
Erythropoietin is available as a therapeutic agent produced by recombinant DNA technology in mammalian cell cultures. It is used clinically in treating anemia resulting from chronic renal failure or from cancer chemotherapy. EPO is also one of the most widely used performance enhancing drugs in endurance sport.
Eposino is presented in vials or pre-filled single-use syringes. Unlike a traditional syringe, the Eposino rediject avoids the loss of almost 10% of the total dosage by eliminating any dead space in the chamber. Furthermore, a double-beveled thin needle reduces pain at the injection site and prevents iatrogenic infection.
Eposino.com, the exclusive web-based distributor of Eposino, made history when it became the first online vendor to offer rhEPO for sale globally through the internet in the mid-2000's. Eposino.com claims to offer its clients "a safe, secure, private and reliable means by which they can remotely purchase recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEPO) for quick delivery via express courier to their destination of choice."
Eposino is a registered, licensed pharmaceutical product in dozens of countries, including India - where it is distributed to pharmacies and institutions through Hindustan Bio Sciences , a limited company with a share capital of U.S $2.5 million based in Hyderabad, India.
The Eposino brand is not without controversy, however, as it was reported that infamous Spanish "doping" doctor Eufemiano Fuentes (Rodríguez) favored the Chinese product for the preparation of his clients, who included such stars of cycling as Ivan Basso, Jan Ullrich and Jörg Jaschke . Furthermore, Eposino.com published an unauthorized English language translation of the book L. A. Confidential : Lance Armstrong's Secrets (L. A. Confidentiel : Les secrets de Lance Armstrong) , available for download as a four-part Adobe PDF file .
- Eposino Official Product Site
- Eposino.com Forums
- China State Food and Drug Administration
- World Anti-Doping Agency