A Chromatographic Study of Hematoporphyrin Derivatives

  • Stein Sommer
  • Johan Moan
  • Terje Christensen
  • Jan F. Evensen


Hematoporphyrin derivative (Hpd), a porphyrin mixture first introduced as a tumorlocalizer by Lipson et al. is the most widely used drug in clinical trials for photoradiation therapy (PRT) of cancer. Furthermore, due to its fluorescence and tumorlocalizing properties, it may be used in cancer diagnosis1–5. The components in Hpd have different tumorlocalizing and photosensitizing properties which should be characterized in order to select the component with the best properties for clinical use and for further investgations.


High Pressure Liquid Chromatography Gradient Time Hematoporphyrin Derivative High Pressure Liquid Chromatography Analysis HAEMATOPORPHYRIN Derivative 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stein Sommer
    • 1
  • Johan Moan
    • 1
  • Terje Christensen
    • 1
  • Jan F. Evensen
    • 1
  1. 1.Norsk Hydro’s Institute for Cancer ResearchMontebello, Oslo 3Norway

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