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21 February 2013 CSL Behring Announces New Vial Size of Privigen® for Treatment of Primary Immunodeficiency and Chronic Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura

CSL Behring today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration has approved a 40 g (400 mL) vial size for Privigen®, immune globulin intravenous [human]. The new vial size will simplify preparation and administration of the product when high volumes of it are required. Privigen is approved for the treatment of patients with primary immunodeficiency (PID), a group of rare and serious diseases of the immune system, and provides effective protection against infection by assisting the body in maintaining a normal level of immunoglobulin. Privigen is also approved in the United States for chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) to raise platelet counts. With the addition of the 40 g vial, Privigen will be available in four sizes in the United States, including 5 g (50 mL), 10 g (100 mL) and 20 g (200 mL). The first supply of Privigen in this new vial size will be introduced in June.

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05 February 2013 Pursuing Your Dreams Despite a Lifelong Medical Condition

(Family Features) When Donna Schlacht’s son, Carl, was diagnosed with primary immunodeficiency (PI) at age 1, she resolved to not let Carl see his disorder as a barrier to pursuing his dreams. Today, Carl is a professional Supercross racer, and is helping to launch the I Am A ChamPIon campaign to inspire others to achieve their goals despite the challenges of living with PI.

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30 January 2013 CSL Behring's Grassroots Advocacy Grants Promote Early Diagnosis and Access to Care for Patients with Rare Diseases

CSL Behring announced today that it has awarded $78,750 in Local Empowerment for Advocacy Development (LEAD) grants to patient advocacy organizations in New York and Ohio, and to the American Plasma Users Coalition (APLUS). LEAD grants are intended to help local patient organizations achieve their advocacy objectives by further developing an existing initiative or creating a new one.

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21 January 2013 New Analysis Confirms Albumin Preserves Kidney Function and Improves Survival in Common Abdominal Infection of Liver Disease

Treatment with albumin reduces renal impairment and mortality in cirrhotic patients with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP), one of the most common bacterial infections in this patient population, according to a new meta-analysis supported by CSL Behring and published today in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association Institute. Albumin, a natural plasma-derived protein that expands blood plasma volume, is widely used in conjunction with large-volume paracentesis to treat tense ascites, with vasoconstrictors for type 1 hepatorenal syndrome and with antibiotics for SBP.

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21 January 2013 CSL Behring Enrolls First Patient in Global Pediatric Phase III Pivotal Study of Recombinant Fusion Protein Linking Coagulation Factor IX with Albumin (rIX-FP) to Treat Hemophilia B

CSL Behring has announced that the first patient has been enrolled in the pivotal pediatric phase III study to evaluate the safety, efficacy and pharmacokinetics of recombinant fusion protein linking coagulation factor IX with recombinant albumin (rIX-FP) in previously treated children (up to age 11 years). The study site for this first enrollment is the Czech Republic.

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