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18 July 2011 CSL Behring Donates von Willebrand Factor / Factor VIII Donation to World Federation of Hemophilia

CSL Behring has donated more than 1 million international units (IU) of von Willebrand factor (VWF)/Factor VIII (FVIII) replacement medication to patients through the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH). The donation supports WFH’s progress in improving the diagnosis and treatment of bleeding disorders in developing countries through its Global Alliance for Progress (GAP) program. It is part of the commitment CSL Behring has made to WFH to donate two million IUs of FVIII each year for three years. Today’s donation is commercially valued at $1.3 million.

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22 June 2011 Stress-Relieving Tips for Families Living with a Serious Medical Condition

A chronic or rare illness can harm more than a person’s health, it can also affect the strongest of relationships. Because the ill partner isn’t feeling well, he or she may be prone to significant mood swings. If the caregiver is not able to adjust to these shifts in demeanor, the relationship can be strained and both parties can find themselves in a state of depression.

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07 June 2011 New Survey Finds Lack of Communication Between Women and Healthcare Providers About Symptoms of Dangerous Bleeding Disorder

While millions of women are experiencing symptoms that could indicate a serious bleeding disorder, nearly half of them are not discussing those symptoms with their healthcare provider, according to new survey findings. The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) commissioned an online survey to gauge whether women experience, recognize and seek treatment for the five signs and symptoms of von Willebrand disease (VWD), one of the most common hereditary bleeding disorders. The survey, conducted by Harris Interactive, is part of an ongoing VWD awareness campaign by the AANP to help educate women experiencing the five signs and symptoms, and their healthcare providers, about this potentially life-threatening and underdiagnosed condition.

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31 May 2011 CSL Behring Receives EU Orphan Drug Designations for rVIIa-FP for Hemophilia A and B Treatment

CSL Behring announced today that it has been granted Orphan Drug Designations (ODD) by the European Commission for the development of its recombinant fusion protein linking coagulation factor VIIa with albumin (rVIIa-FP), a novel therapy to treat hemophilia A and hemophilia B patients with inhibitors. The designations would entitle CSL Behring to exclusively market recombinant factor VIIa fused with albumin in Europe for a period of 10 years if the product at the stage of license application fulfils the orphan drug requirements. Based on the submission of data from the company's Pediatric Investigation Plan, once available, the 10-year market exclusivity may be extended to 12 years.

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19 May 2011 Overview of CSL Behring Innovations in Recombinant Technologies Presented at International Conference

Advances that CSL Behring is making in developing innovative new technologies to meet the unmet therapeutic needs of patients with hemophilia A and B will be the topic of an oral presentation at an international medical congress on May 22, 2011. CSL Behring is a global biotherapeutics company specializing in plasma-derived and recombinant therapies and is a subsidiary of CSL Limited (ASX:CSL).

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