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03 June 2008 CSL Behring Awards Global Grants to Next Generation of Coagulation Researchers

CSL Behring, a global leader in the protein biotherapeutics industry, today awarded CSL Behring - Prof. Heimburger Award grants to five young medical researchers at the Hemophilia 2008 World Congress of the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH).

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17 May 2008 Melissa Biggs, Fashion Designer and Former Baywatch Actress, Teams with CSL Behring to Raise Awareness of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, a Commonly Misdiagnosed Respiratory Disease

Melissa Biggs, a fashion designer and actress who appeared on Baywatch was recently named spokesperson for an education campaign on behalf of CSL Behring, and is urging Americans to get tested for alpha1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency after her own diagnosis with the condition in 2005.

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17 April 2008 CSL Behring Submits NDS to Health Canada Requesting Approval of C1-Esterase Inhibitor for the Treatment of Hereditary Angioedema

CSL Behring has filed a new drug submission (NDS) with Health Canada seeking approval to market its C1-esterase inhibitor concentrate in Canada for the treatment of hereditary angioedema (HAE), a rare and serious genetic disorder. The submission is based on the recently completed phase II/III prospective, double-blind placebo-controlled International Multi-center Prospective Angioedema C1-Inhibitor Trial (I.M.P.A.C.T.), the largest HAE trial ever conducted, that studied the efficacy of pasteurized C1-INH concentrate.

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01 April 2008 CSL Behring Signs Agreements with Canadian Blood Services and Héma-Québec to Supply Life-Saving Therapies

CSL Behring Canada, Inc. today announced that Canadian Blood Services, and Héma-Québec, have each awarded the company contracts to supply Helixate® FS ( Antihemophilic Factor [Recombinant]), Humate® P (Antihemophilic factor / von Willebrand Factor Complex [Human], Dried, Pasteurized), Privigen (Immune Globulin Intravenous [Human]), Vivaglobin® (Immune Globulin Subcutaneous [Human]) and other plasma-derived products. These products are used for the treatment of conditions such as hemophilia, von Willebrand Disease, primary immunodeficiency as well as other serious conditions.

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18 March 2008 C1-Esterase Inhibitor Concentrate Rapidly Relieves Abdominal and Facial Attacks in Patients with Hereditary Angioedema, According to Pivotal Study

C1-esterase inhibitor (C1-INH) concentrate is a safe and effective therapy that rapidly relieves acute abdominal and facial swelling attacks in patients with hereditary angioedema (HAE), a rare and serious genetic disorder, according to data presented today at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) 64th Annual Meeting. Results from the prospective, double-blind International Multi-center Prospective Angioedema C1-Inhibitor Trial (I.M.P.A.C.T. 1), the largest HAE study ever conducted, showed patients receiving C1-INH concentrate had a median time to symptom relief of 30 minutes, versus 90 minutes for patients receiving placebo. Additionally, interim results from I.M.P.A.C.T. 2, also presented at AAAAI, demonstrated for the first time C1-INH replacement therapy’s effectiveness in rapidly relieving HAE attacks in peripheral body locations, such as the hands and feet.

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