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15 March 2009 Rapid Treatment of Hereditary Angioedema Attacks at the Onset of Prodromal Symptoms Decreases Morbidity and Mortality

The importance of recognizing prodromal symptoms and treating acute attacks of hereditary angioedema (HAE) at the onset of these symptoms was highlighted in a survey presented today at the 2009 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) Annual Meeting. While symptoms of acute HAE attacks include episodes of edema or swelling in the hands and feet, the face, the abdomen, and/or the larynx, prodromal symptoms, which occur before an attack, are often non-specific and highly-variable, according to study findings. Treatment at the onset of these early symptoms can decrease morbidity and mortality associated with this rare and serious genetic disorder.

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15 March 2009 C1-Esterase Inhibitor Concentrate Rapidly Relieves Acute Swelling Attacks Across All Body Sites in Patients with Hereditary Angioedema, According to Study

C1-esterase inhibitor (C1-INH) concentrate is an effective, well-tolerated therapy that rapidly relieves acute swelling attacks at any body location in patients with hereditary angioedema (HAE), a rare and serious genetic disorder, according to data presented today at the 2009 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) Annual Meeting. Interim results from the ongoing, prospective, open label International Multi-center Prospective Angioedema C1-Inhibitor Trial (I.M.P.A.C.T. 2), showed a median time to the onset of symptom relief of 16 minutes for laryngeal attacks, 23 minutes for abdominal attacks, 28 minutes for facial attacks and 31 minutes for peripheral attacks, such as attacks in the hands and feet. In total, 57 patients who experienced 640 HAE attacks in any body location were studied.

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11 March 2009 CSL Behring Receives Orphan-Drug Exclusivity for RiaSTAP™

CSL Behring has been informed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that because RiaSTAP™ is the first FDA-approved treatment of acute bleeding episodes in patients with congenital fibrinogen deficiency, the company is entitled to seven years of orphan-drug exclusivity. RiaSTAP was approved by the FDA in January and is indicated for the treatment of acute bleeding episodes in patients with congenital fibrinogen deficiency, including afibrinogenemia and hypofibrinogenemia. Approval was based on a pivotal phase II prospective, open-label pharmacokinetic (PK) and safety study using maximum clot firmness as a surrogate endpoint for hemostatic efficacy.

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16 January 2009 CSL Behring Receives FDA Approval of RiaSTAP™, First and Only Approved Treatment of Acute Bleeding Episodes in Patients with Congenital Fibrinogen Deficiency

CSL Behring announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted marketing approval for RiaSTAP™, the first and only treatment of acute bleeding episodes in patients with congenital fibrinogen deficiency, including afibrinogenemia and hypofibrinogenemia. Congenital fibrinogen deficiency is a rare, potentially life-threatening bleeding disorder that affects an estimated one person per million, with an estimated prevalence in the U.S. of approximately 300 patients. RiaSTAP is not indicated to treat dysfibrinogenemia.

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11 December 2008 CSL Behring Launches Voice2Voice™ Vivaglobin® Advocacy Program for New Patients and Caregivers

CSL Behring, a worldwide leader in developing immunoglobulin therapies, announced today the launch of Voice2Voice™, a consumer outreach program offering peer-to-peer support to primary immunodeficiency (PI) patients and caregivers. The program will offer assistance exclusively to new patients as they begin at-home use of Vivaglobin® (Immune Globulin Subcutaneous, Human), the first and only U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved subcutaneous immunoglobulin (Ig) for treatment of patients with primary immunodeficiency.

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