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17 March 2008 Study Shows Privigen™10% Liquid Immunoglobulin Preparation for Intravenous Use, Is an Effective Replacement Therapy in Patients with Primary Immune Deficiencies

CSL Behring presented data today on the pharmacokinetic properties of its new immune globulin intravenous (human) 10% product, Privigen™. Researchers found that Privigen leads to immunoglobulin G (IgG) pharmacokinetic characteristics and specific antibody levels equivalent to those described for other intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) preparations. The study was presented at the American Academy of Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, U.S.

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17 March 2008 L-Proline Stabilized Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human) 10% Liquid, Privigen™, Demonstrates Good Tolerability at High Infusion Rates

CSL Behring announced data today from a study that demonstrates its new liquid immune globulin intravenous (human) 10% product (Privigen™), is well-tolerated in patients with Primary Immune Deficiencies (PI); a group of predominantly genetic disorders that cause a malfunction in part or all of the immune system. New data from an additional study also showed that Privigen is well-tolerated when administered at high infusion rates. Both studies were presented at the American Academy of Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, U.S.

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06 March 2008 CSL Behring Submits BLA Requesting Approval of C1-Esterase Inhibitor for the Treatment of Hereditary Angioedema

CSL Behring has submitted a biologics license application (BLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requesting approval to market its C1-esterase inhibitor concentrate in the United States for the treatment of hereditary angioedema (HAE), a rare and serious genetic disorder. The submission is based on the recently completed phase II/III prospective, double-blind placebo-controlled International Multi-center Prospective Angioedema C1-Inhibitor Trial (I.M.P.A.C.T.), the largest HAE trial ever, that studied the efficacy of pasteurized C1-INH concentrate.

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29 February 2008 NHLBI Issues First U.S. von Willebrand Disease Clinical Practice Guidelines

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health, today issued the first clinical guidelines in the United States for the diagnosis and management of von Willebrand Disease (VWD), the most common inherited bleeding disorder. The guidelines include recommendations on screening, diagnosis, disease management, and directions for future research. An extensive article on the guidelines is published online Feb. 29 in the journal Haemophilia.

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20 February 2008 CSL Behring Launches LEAD Program to Support Patient Group Advocacy Efforts

CSL Behring, a global leader in the plasma protein biotherapeutics industry, is launching a new program to support patient organizations’ grassroots advocacy efforts in the United States. Called Local Empowerment for Advocacy Development, or LEAD, the program will make grants available to groups of patients who have rare diseases and who use plasma-derived and recombinant therapies to manage their conditions. The program, which is the latest initiative in CSL Behring’s continued commitment to patient advocacy, includes two initiatives: LEAD Grants and Raise Your Voice!, a youth-focused advocacy training program.

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