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19 April 2011 FDA Approves Expansion of Innovative CSL Behring Hizentra® Production Facility in Bern, Switzerland

CSL Behring’s capacity to produce Hizentra® a key product in its global immunoglobulin portfolio, has more than doubled following U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the company’s high tech production facility in Bern, Switzerland, where Hizentra is produced. While demand for Hizentra is growing rapidly in the United States, CSL Behring anticipates regulatory approvals of Hizentra in European countries, with subsequent product launches in individual European countries. Further, the product is in clinical development in Japan. Uptake of Hizentra in those regions is forecast to be sizeable over time.

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19 April 2011 When is a Cold Not Just a Cold?

For parents, trying to determine whether to take a child who is experiencing the signs of a cold to the doctor can be a regular occurrence. From runny noses to ear infections, kids can pass illnesses back and forth. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that children have about two to nine illnesses per year, nearly double the number of colds adolescents and adults experience during the same timeframe.

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15 April 2011 CSL Behring marks World Hemophilia Day by announcing the winners of the 'CSL Behring – Prof. Heimburger Award 2011'

CSL Behring, a world leader in the development of plasma-derived and recombinant therapeutics, today announced the winners of this year’s prestigious CSL Behring – Prof. Heimburger Award 2011. The announcement coincides with World Hemophilia Day and reflects this year’s theme to "Be Inspired, Get Involved in Treatment for All."

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21 March 2011 Study demonstrates relationship between subcutaneous IgG (SCIg) dosage and clinical outcomes with Hizentra® treatment in patients with primary immunodeficiencies

Data presented by CSL Behring today suggest that treatment with higher dose Hizentra® (IgPro 20) correlates with reduced risk of infection and missed school or work among patients with primary immunodeficiencies (PI). These data, presented at the 2011 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology annual meeting, derived from two recent trials of Hizentra, one performed in the United States and one in the European Union, and aimed to show the relationship between subcutaneous IgG (SCIg) dosage and clinical outcomes. Earlier studies have shown that higher immunoglobulin G (IgG) doses by intravenous (IVIg) infusion result in higher serum IgG and therefore fewer infections. , Hizentra is indicated for the treatment of patients with PI.

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19 March 2011 New Model Provides Insights into Intravenous and Subcutaneous Immunoglobulin Pharmacokinetics in Patients with Primary Immunodeficiencies

CSL Behring today announced the development of an innovative pharmacokinetic (PK) model that allows the absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination of subcutaneous (SC) immunoglobulin G (IgG) following administration to be simulated with a high degree of accuracy and precision. The new PK model provides a novel means of simulating the mechanism by which SC IgG is transported after it is injected into the subcutaneous tissue. Data from the model, which was developed by CSL Behring in collaboration with researchers at Cardiff University, Keele University, and Prism Ideas Ltd, were described in both a poster presentation and an oral presentation at the 2011 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology annual meeting.

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