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01 March 2010 New Data Show IgPro20 Delivers Highest Available Subcutaneous Ig Concentration with Tolerability Comparable to Current Treatments

Data presented today show that IgPro20, the first 20 percent liquid formulation, delivers a higher concentration of treatment, with no trade-off in terms of local tolerability relative to currently marketed subcutaneous immunoglobulin (SCIg) products. The data were presented at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA, US.

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04 February 2010 Global SWIFT Studies Will Evaluate Safety and Efficacy of CSL Behring’s Biostate® for von Willebrand Disease and Hemophilia A

CSL Behring announced today the start of the global clinical trial program SWIFT (Studies with von Willebrand factor [VWF]/Factor VIII) to evaluate the pharmacokinetics, efficacy and safety of Biostate®, a low-volume, highly active, plasma-derived VWF/FVIII concentrate for the treatment of von Willebrand disease (VWD) and hemophilia A. The methodology behind the multi-center trials was detailed in a presentation at the 3rd Annual Congress of the European Association of Haemophilia and Allied Disorders (EAHAD) today.

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27 January 2010 CSL Behring Launches Berinert® Expert Network (B.E.N.™), Support System for Hereditary Angioedema Healthcare Providers, Patients and Caregivers

CSL Behring announced today the launch of the Berinert® Expert Network (B.E.N.™ ), a full-service support program for healthcare providers and for hereditary angioedema (HAE) patients and their caregivers. HAE is a rare and serious disorder that causes swelling in various parts of the body. In October the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted marketing approval for Berinert C1-Esterase Inhibitor, Human for the treatment of acute abdominal or facial attacks of HAE, a rare and serious genetic disorder, in adult and adolescent patients. The safety and efficacy of Berinert for prophylactic therapy have not been established. Berinert is now available through specialty pharmacies and distributors in the United States.

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29 December 2009 CSL Behring Awards Fourth Round of LEAD Grants

CSL Behring, a global leader in the plasma-protein biotherapies industry and a subsidiary of CSL Limited (ASX:CSL), has awarded four advocacy grants totaling $87,000 to patient organizations in the United States through the Local Empowerment for Advocacy Development (LEAD) program. LEAD grants support grassroots advocacy efforts by organizations committed to helping people who use plasma-derived or recombinant therapies manage their health conditions. Since the LEAD program’s inception in 2008, CSL Behring has awarded more than $340,000 in four semi-annual grant cycles. The deadline for the fifth round of grant requests is April 30, 2010.

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09 November 2009 Patient and Healthcare Provider Convenience Focus of Packaging Enhancements for Humate-P from CSL Behring

CSL Behring has begun packaging Humate-P® (Antihemophilic Factor/von Willebrand Factor Complex [Human]) in a more user-friendly package based on customer market research. These packaging enhancements strive to improve the convenience of treatment for people with von Willebrand disease (VWD), the most common hereditary bleeding disorder in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, VWD affects approximately 1 to 2 percent of the U.S. population.

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