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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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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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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 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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