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02 December 2015 CSL Behring to Present New Data for rIX-FP and rVIII-SingleChain at the 57th ASH Annual Meeting & Exposition

CSL Behring announced today that it will present several abstracts from its recombinant coagulation factor development programs at the American Society of Hematology’s (ASH) 57th ASH Annual Meeting in Orlando, December 5-8. An oral presentation will focus on the pivotal trial for CSL Behring’s novel, long-acting albumin fusion protein linking recombinant coagulation factor IX with recombinant albumin (rIX-FP) for the treatment of hemophilia B.

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29 October 2015 CSL Behring Announces Winners of its 14th Annual Gettin’ in the Game℠ Junior National Championship Program

CSL Behring announced that Tyler Reitano from the Cascade Foundation of Southern Arizona and Maklain Briggs from the Utah Hemophilia Foundation are the national winners of the 2015 Gettin’ in the Game℠ Junior National Championship (JNC) program in golf and baseball, respectively. The JNC, launched in 2002, is CSL Behring’s annual baseball and golf competition that encourages kids to remain active despite the challenges a bleeding disorder can pose, while allowing them to develop life-long connections with other members of the community.

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08 September 2015 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Extends New Technology Add-On Payment for CSL Behring’s Kcentra® for Third Year

CSL Behring today announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) again extended the new technology add-on payment (NTAP) for Kcentra® (Prothrombin Complex Concentrate [Human]). The NTAP for Kcentra is available through September 2016 for eligible Medicare beneficiaries treated in the inpatient hospital setting. Kcentra is the first and only non-activated 4-factor prothrombin complex concentrate (4F-PCC) approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the urgent reversal of acquired coagulation factor deficiency induced by Vitamin K antagonist (VKA, e.g., warfarin) therapy in adult patients with acute major bleeding or in need of an urgent surgery or invasive procedure. Kcentra, first approved for use in the U.S. in April 2013, received its NTAP designation effective October 1, 2013.

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25 August 2015 CSL Behring Enrolls First Patient in Global Phase II/III Study of rVIIa-FP for On-Demand Treatment of Patients with Hemophilia A or B with Inhibitors

CSL Behring announced today that the first patient has been enrolled in its Phase II/III clinical study evaluating the pharmacokinetics (PK), efficacy, and safety of the company’s recombinant fusion protein linking coagulation factor VIIa with albumin (rVIIa-FP) for on-demand treatment in patients with congenital hemophilia A or B who have developed an inhibitor to factor VIII or factor IX replacement therapy. The study will enroll approximately 54 male patients, the first of whom was enrolled in Malaysia.

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28 July 2015 U.S. FDA Accepts for Review CSL Behring’s Biologics License Application for Its Novel rVIII-SingleChain Therapy for Patients with Hemophilia A

CSL Behring announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted for review the company’s Biologics License Application (BLA) for its novel investigational recombinant factor VIII single-chain (rVIII-SingleChain) for the treatment of hemophilia A. In the pivotal clinical trial, rVIII-SingleChain met all primary endpoints.

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