2010 News Releases
CSL Behring Announces Availability of Next Generation HeliTrax System for People with Hemophilia A
CSL Behring announced today the availability of the next generation HeliTrax System as part of a specially designed software platform for Apple’s iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad devices. This enhanced system is designed to improve therapy management for people with hemophilia A who use CSL Behring’s recombinant factor VIII (rFVIII).
Raising Awareness of Alpha 1 on World COPD Day
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.
CSL Behring Launches Interlaken Leadership Awards to Support Research into Neuroimmunology
To demonstrate its continued commitment to innovative immunoglobulin (Ig) research, CSL Behring announced today it has created the Interlaken Leadership Awards. This global awards program will provide monetary grants to advance medical research and knowledge about the potential role of immunoglobulin therapy in the treatment of neurologic disorders.
FDA/EMA blood 'cluster:' Pharma could benefit from streamlined clinical trial requirements
The FDA and EMA's most recently formed discussion group addresses blood-related drug products, and pharma companies involved in the space said they hope the agencies can agree on study designs. The result could be the avoidance of unnecessary testing replication or unnecessary diverse testing methodologies, sources said.
Primary Immunodeficiency Can Isolate People from World, Loved Ones
Imagine living in a world where even common germs can trigger extreme illness that won’t go away. This is the reality for nearly 10 million children and adults living with primary immunodeficiency (PI).
Data Support Hizentra Efficacy, Safety After Dose-Equivalent Switch in Adult and Pediatric Patients with Primary Immunodeficiency
Hizentra (IgPro20) provides primary immunodeficiency (PI) patients with a safe and effective alternative to other immunoglobulin therapies when given in equivalent doses, according to a Phase III pivotal trial data presented today at the XIVth Meeting of the European Society for Immunodeficiencies (ESID).
Privigen Demonstrates Efficacy and Tolerability Among Patients With Various Immunodeficiencies, Data Show
Privigen, the first and only 10% liquid intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) therapy stabilized with proline, is effective and well tolerated in patients with several primary and secondary immunodeficiencies, according to data presented today at the XIVth Meeting of the European Society for Immunodeficiencies.
Study Demonstrates Safety and Efficacy of Subcutaneous Vivaglobin as First-Line Therapy for Primary Immunodeficiency
Vivaglobin (subcutaneous immunoglobulin [IgG]) (SCIg) is an effective and safe initial therapy for treatment-naïve patients with primary immunodeficiency (PI) and may offer an attractive alternative to intravenous IgG (IVIG) therapy in the newly diagnosed, according to data presented today at the XIVth Meeting of the European Society for Immunodeficiencies.
Young Investigator Award Recipient Announced
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma Immunology (AAAAI) and CSL Behring are pleased to announce Duane Wesemann, MD, PhD, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, as the recipient of the 2010 Young Investigator Award.
Patients With Hereditary Angioedema Often Misdiagnosed
CSL Behring announces the publication of its latest Key Issues Dialogue – Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) in the US. This ongoing series brings together thought leaders from the medical science and patient advocacy communities to examine critical issues affecting people with rare and serious diseases.
CSL Behring Receives FDA Approval to Extend Shelf Life of Hizentra from 18 Months to 24 Months
CSL Behring announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) to extend the shelf life of Hizentra, Immune Globulin Subcutaneous (Human), 20% Liquid, from 18 months to 24 months.
CSL Behring Awards Grassroots Advocacy Grants To Patient Organizations In Maryland, California, Tennessee, Montana
CSL Behring, a global leader in the plasma-protein biotherapies industry, has awarded advocacy grants totaling almost $50,000 to four patient organizations through the Local Empowerment for Advocacy Development (LEAD) program.
CSL Behring Receives Canadian Notice of Compliance for Berinert®
CSL Behring Canada announced today that it has received Notice of Compliance for Berinert® (Human C1 Esterase Inhibitor). The company may now market Berinert for the treatment of acute abdominal or facial attacks of hereditary angioedema (HAE) of moderate and severe intensity.
First and Only Human C1-Esterase Inhibitor Approved for Treatment of Acute Attacks of Hereditary Angioedema throughout Europe, US and other countries
CSL Behring announced today it has been granted national marketing authorization in Italy and Luxembourg to market Berinert for the treatment of acute hereditary angioedema (HAE) attacks in any body location. This latest authorization brings to 28 the number of countries (in Europe, Asia, North America, South America and Australia) in which Berinert is now licensed.
CSL Behring Announces Locations and Host Partners for its 9th Annual Gettin’ in the GameSM Junior National Championship
CSL Behring announced today the schedule for its 9th annual Gettin’ in the GameSM Junior National Championship (JNC) competition in golf and baseball. The JNC is a series of one-day athletic events for children with bleeding disorders, such as hemophilia or von Willebrand disease (VWD), and their families.
CSL Behring Medical Product Donation Helps Meet Critical Need for Ongoing Relief Effort in Haiti
Direct Relief International announced today that CSL Behring has donated life-saving medicines valued at more than $100,000 to assist earthquake victims in Haiti who are at risk of tetanus or hepatitis B infections. The products will be used in clinics at Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in Deschapelles.
Young Women Urged to Recognize Symptoms of Widely Undiagnosed Bleeding Disorder
To promote the importance of screening young women for von Willebrand disease (VWD), the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) today announced the launch of its VWD Young Women’s Education Campaign. Sponsored by CSL Behring, this educational initiative is designed to inform teenage girls and their healthcare providers about the five signs and symptoms of VWD, the most common hereditary bleeding disorder.
CSL Behring Receives FDA Approval to Extend Shelf Life for Privigen® from 24 to 36 Months
CSL Behring announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) to extend the shelf life for Privigen®, Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human), 10% Liquid, from 24 to 36 months. The approval makes Privigen the first liquid intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) in the U.S. that can be stored at room temperature throughout its entire 36-month shelf life.
CSL Behring Marks World Hemophilia Day with Factor IX Donation to World Federation of Hemophilia
Hemophilia B patients in the developing world will benefit from a recent donation of 1 million international units (IU) of factor IX medication made by CSL Behring to the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH). The donation, channeled through WFH’s United Kingdom chapter, marks World Hemophilia Day 2010 and will support WFH’s progress in improving the diagnosis and treatment of hemophilia in developing countries through its Global Alliance for Progress (GAP) program.
CSL Behring Seeking Proposals for LEAD Grants to Support Patient Advocacy Efforts
CSL Behring, a global leader in the plasma protein biotherapeutics industry, is calling for grant requests through its Local Empowerment for Advocacy Development (LEAD) program. The LEAD program awards funds to United States patient organizations that assist people with rare diseases in advocating for continued access to health care and life-saving plasma protein therapies.