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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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08 December 2014 One Woman's Story: Living and Helping Others with Inherited Lung Disorder

(Family Features) Wheezing, shortness of breath and chronic bronchitis are often associated with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, they are also symptoms of a serious genetic form of emphysema called Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, also known as Alpha-1.

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25 November 2013 CSL Behring Launches Innovative Test Kit Designed to Improve Diagnosis of Alpha-1

CSL Behring today announced the availability of DNA1 Advanced Alpha-1 ScreeningTM (DNA1), a new test that aims to improve diagnosis of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1). Launched during Alpha-1 Awareness Month, DNA1 is the only comprehensive Alpha-1 test available that identifies known and unknown clinically relevant genetic variants to help physicians achieve an accurate diagnosis.

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17 November 2010 World COPD Day Feature Story

Huffing and puffing as he carried his luggage through airports at the age of 40, businessman Mike Wummer began to question the chronic shortness of breath he was experiencing at such a young age. Whether playing basketball or trumpet, skiing or glassblowing with his two sons, the active father would frequently have trouble breathing, forcing him to visit the emergency room. Eventually, he was diagnosed with asthma.

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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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