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29 March 2012 CSL Behring Commences Phase I study with rVIIa-FP, a Novel Therapy to Treat People With Hemophilia A and Hemophilia B Who Have Inhibitors

CSL Behring announced today the first in human dosing of recombinant fusion protein linking coagulation factor VIIa with albumin (rVIIa-FP). The Phase I study will investigate in healthy volunteers the safety and pharmacokinetics of rVIIa-FP in comparison to placebo. CSL Behring, in collaboration with its parent company, CSL Limited (ASX: CSL), is developing rVIIa-FP, a novel therapy to treat hemophilia A and hemophilia B patients who have inhibitors as part of the PROLONG 7- FP clinical study program. For more information about this study, please see www.clinicaltrials.gov

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28 March 2012 Findings Confirm Benefits of Albumin in Treating Cirrhosis Patients Undergoing Large-Volume Paracentesis

Administration of albumin reduces morbidity and mortality in cirrhotic patients undergoing large-volume paracentesis due to severe ascites, according to a new meta-analysis published online today in Hepatology, the official journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. Compared with alternative treatments, albumin, a natural plasma-derived protein that expands blood plasma volume, significantly reduced the circulatory dysfunction that often occurs after large-volume paracentesis and also significantly reduced the occurrence of hyponatremia (low blood sodium levels). In addition, risk of death was 36 percent lower in patients receiving albumin than in those receiving other treatments.

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26 March 2012 First patient enrolled in CSL Behring PATH trial to evaluate Immune Globulin Subcutaneous (Human) 20% Liquid, Hizentra®, in the treatment of CIDP

CSL Behring has announced that the first patient has been enrolled in the PATH study, an international clinical trial designed to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of two different doses of subcutaneous immunoglobulin (SCIg), compared with placebo, in maintenance treatment of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP).

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20 March 2012 First patient dosed in CSL Behring global Phase II/III pivotal study of recombinant fusion protein linking coagulation factor IX with recombinant albumin

CSL Behring has announced that the first patient has been dosed in a phase II/III, prospective, open-label, multi-center study designed to evaluate the safety, efficacy and pharmacokinetics of recombinant fusion protein linking coagulation factor IX with recombinant albumin (rIX-FP). The study, called PROLONG-9FP, will enroll adolescents and adults (12 – 65 years) who have hemophilia B. The patient was dosed at Werlhof Institute for Hemostasis and Thrombosis in Hannover, Germany.

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15 March 2012 CSL Behring Announces First Patient Treated in Phase III Study of Fibrinogen Concentrate (Human)(FCH) to Control Bleeding During Aortic Aneurysm Surgery

CSL Behring announced today that the first patient has been treated as part of the REPLACE Phase III clinical trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of fibrinogen concentrate (Human) (FCH) in controlling microvascular bleeding during aortic aneurysm surgery.

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