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28 September 2015 New Clinical Data on Treatment to Slow the Progression of Emphysema in Patients with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Presented at European Respiratory Society International Congress in Amsterdam

CSL Behring today hosted a symposium highlighting an option to slow the progression of emphysema in adults with documented severe alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD), during the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress, which is being held from 26-30 September in Amsterdam, Netherlands. AATD is a hereditary condition marked by a lack of the alpha-1 antitrypsin protein, whose main function is to protect the lungs from inflammation.

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25 August 2015 CSL Behring Receives Marketing Authorization for Respreeza® in Europe

CSL Behring announced today that the European Commission (EC) has granted marketing authorization in all European Union (EU) member states for Respreeza® to treat patients with Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD). Respreeza®, a highly purified Alpha-1 protein derived from human plasma, is the only Alpha-1 proteinase inhibitor that has been proven in a prospective double blind, placebo controlled trial (the RAPID study) to significantly reduce the loss of lung tissue, slowing the progression of emphysema due to AATD. AATD is a hereditary condition marked by a lack of the Alpha-1 antitrypsin protein, whose main function is to protect the lungs from inflammation.

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01 June 2015 The Lancet Publishes CSL Behring’s Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Study Data

Findings from CSL Behring’s RAPID study, the largest placebo-controlled trial ever conducted in patients with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD), demonstrate that the use of Alpha1-Proteinase Inhibitor therapy may slow the progressive loss of lung tissue experienced by these critically ill patients. According to findings of RAPID (Randomized, Placebo-controlled Trial of Augmentation Therapy in Alpha-1 Proteinase Inhibitor Deficiency), published by The Lancet, patients with AATD treated with Alpha1-Proteinase Inhibitor therapy exhibited a lower annual rate of lung density decline compared to placebo, when measured using chest computed tomography, at full inspiration.

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22 May 2015 National Hemophilia Foundation Honors CSL Behring with Corporate Leadership Award

The National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) has awarded CSL Behring its 2015 Corporate Leadership Award as recognition for the company’s longstanding and unwavering commitment to advancing science and improving the care of the bleeding disorders community. The award was accepted by Paul Perreault, CEO and Managing Director, CSL Limited, during the NHF Annual Spring Soiree in New York City on May 21.

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Scientific advancements, more readily available medical information and emerging technologies are driving greater patient engagement, improving diagnosis and treatment, and enabling people with life-threatening diseases to live longer and healthier lives, said CSL Limited CEO and Managing Director Paul Perreault. CSL is the parent company of CSL Behring.

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