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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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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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29 October 2009 Junior Athletes Honored by CSL Behring at National Hemophilia Foundation's Annual Meeting

CSL Behring announced today the national winners of the 8th annual Gettin’ in the GameSM Junior National Championship (JNC). Developed by CSL Behring, provider of the hemophilia treatment Helixate® FS (Antihemophilic Factor, Recombinant), the JNC is a series of one-day events held throughout the country that provide hundreds of children with bleeding disorders the opportunity to participate in a golf and baseball competition.

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21 September 2009 Helixate FS from CSL Behring Now Available in 3000 IU Dosage Strength to Improve Patient Convenience

Hemophilia A patients who require high doses of Helixate® FS, Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant), can now benefit from greater convenience in administering their treatment, thanks to a new 3000 IU (international unit) dosage strength. CSL Behring announced today that this new dosage strength is available in the U.S., allowing many patients to reduce reconstitution time by eliminating the need to mix and pool multiple vials of Helixate FS.

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17 August 2009 Helixate FS Receives FDA Approval for Routine Prophylaxis in Children with Hemophilia A

CSL Behring announced today that Helixate® FS, Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant), has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for routine prophylaxis in children with hemophilia A who are 16 years old or younger and do not have pre-existing joint damage. This new indication was granted by the FDA after determining Helixate FS is safe and effective for routine prophylaxis, which can reduce the frequency of bleeding episodes and the risk of joint damage in children with hemophilia A.

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