Fresenius Kabi has begun selling gadoterate meglumine injection, USP, a bioequivalent and therapeutic equivalent substitute for Guerbet’s contrast agent Dotarem.
The product launch is the second contrast agent Fresenius Kabi has introduced in the U.S. this year. The Kale Zurich, Illinois–based company launched iodixanol injection, USP, in July during a nationwide shortage.
Radiologists use contrast agents to enhance the visibility of internal structures in imaging procedures such as MRI or CT scans. Contrast agents are a new category of health care products for Fresenius Kabi.
“Fresenius Kabi is pleased to expand our contrast agent portfolio and our support for the radiology community with the launch of gadoterate meglumine injection, USP,” said John Ducker, president and CEO of Fresenius Kabi USA, in a news release. “Contrast agents are vital to patient diagnosis, and the addition of Fresenius Kabi gadoterate meglumine will provi…