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19 April 2010 CSL Behring Receives FDA Approval to Extend Shelf Life for Privigen® from 24 to 36 Months

CSL Behring announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) to extend the shelf life for Privigen®, Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human), 10% Liquid, from 24 to 36 months. The approval makes Privigen the first liquid intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) in the U.S. that can be stored at room temperature throughout its entire 36-month shelf life.

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16 April 2010 CSL Behring Marks World Hemophilia Day with Factor IX Donation to World Federation of Hemophilia

Hemophilia B patients in the developing world will benefit from a recent donation of 1 million international units (IU) of factor IX medication made by CSL Behring to the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH). The donation, channeled through WFH’s United Kingdom chapter, marks World Hemophilia Day 2010 and will support WFH’s progress in improving the diagnosis and treatment of hemophilia in developing countries through its Global Alliance for Progress (GAP) program.

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12 April 2010 CSL Behring Seeking Proposals for LEAD Grants to Support Patient Advocacy Efforts

CSL Behring, a global leader in the plasma protein biotherapeutics industry, is calling for grant requests through its Local Empowerment for Advocacy Development (LEAD) program. The LEAD program awards funds to United States patient organizations that assist people with rare diseases in advocating for continued access to health care and life-saving plasma protein therapies.

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04 March 2010 CSL Behring Receives FDA Approval of Hizentra™, First 20 Percent Subcutaneous Immunoglobulin Therapy

CSL Behring announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted marketing approval for Hizentra™, Immune Globulin Subcutaneous (Human), 20% Liquid, for treating patients diagnosed with primary immunodeficiency (PI). A once weekly immunoglobulin (Ig) replacement therapy, Hizentra provides effective protection against infection by maintaining a steady and normal level of immunoglobulin in the body. Primary immunodeficiencies constitute a group of disorders, usually genetic, that cause a malfunction in all or part of the immune system, thereby rendering the patient unable to fight off infections caused by everyday germs.

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01 March 2010 Surveys Reveal High Frequency of Prodromal Symptoms Prior to Acute Hereditary Angioedema Attacks

Patients with hereditary angioedema (HAE) experience prodromal or early warning symptoms before nearly three-quarters of their HAE attacks, according to survey findings presented today at the 2010 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) Annual Meeting. According to researchers, this high frequency suggests that prodromal symptoms may reliably indicate when to initiate treatment to help prevent an acute HAE attack.

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