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29 June 2015 CSL Behring Receives Positive CHMP Opinion for Respreeza® as Maintenance Treatment for Severe Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Patients in Europe

CSL Behring announced today that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended granting marketing authorization for Respreeza®, a highly purified alpha-1 protein derived from human plasma, indicated to treat patients with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD). AATD is a hereditary condition marked by a lack of the alpha-1 antitrypsin protein, whose main function is to protect the lungs from inflammation. Respreeza® replaces the protein that these patients are missing and raises the alpha-1 antitrypsin levels in their blood, which can help to protect the lungs from damage due to inflammation.

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29 June 2015 CSL Behring Announces the 2015 Interlaken Leadership Awards Recipient

CSL Behring announced today that Mohammad Alsharabati, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States, is the recipient of the 2015 Interlaken Leadership Award for original research in the field of neuroimmunology. This annual global awards program provides monetary grants and/or product supply for investigational use to support research focusing on the potential role of immunoglobulin (Ig) therapy in the treatment of neurological disorders. The global review committee seeks proposals likely to advance innovative medical research and knowledge about the potential role of Ig therapy to improve the lives of patients who have disabling neurological conditions.

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24 June 2015 CSL Behring Presents rIX-FP for Hemophilia B Phase III Data Evaluating Efficacy, Safety and Improved Dosing at ISTH 2015

CSL Behring today presented data from Phase III studies evaluating the efficacy and long-term safety of its investigational long-acting fusion protein linking recombinant coagulation factor IX with recombinant albumin (rIX-FP). The data, shared in three separate oral presentations at the 2015 International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) Congress in Toronto, support the use of rIX-FP for routine prophylaxis, dosed once up to every 14 days, and for on-demand treatment of bleeding episodes in previously-treated adults and children with hemophilia B. The findings also include efficacy and safety results supporting the use of rIX-FP in patients undergoing surgical procedures.

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24 June 2015 CSL Behring Announces Pivotal Data of Novel rVIII-SingleChain Therapy in Adolescents and Adults with Hemophilia A

CSL Behring today presented data from a Phase I/III study on the efficacy and safety of its novel investigational recombinant factor VIII single chain (rVIII-SingleChain) in adolescents and adults with hemophilia A during a late breaking abstract session at the 2015 International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) Congress. Overall, patients using rVIII-SingleChain to prevent bleeding (prophylaxis) were well controlled with two to three infusions per week and developed no inhibitors.

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17 June 2015 Defining and Differentiating the Value of Therapies Used to Treat Rare Disease Patients is a Challenge for Payers

The cost of medicines in general and biopharmaceutical therapies used to treat rare diseases in particular has faced increased attention from payers and other stakeholders in recent years.

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