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2010-11-15 20:33:09

The use of recombinant activated factor 7 (rFVIIa) "“ a drug used to treat bleeding in hemophiliacs "“ in patients without hemophilia is not recommended because of the potential for adverse events, found a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj100408.pdf. Recombinant activated factor 7 is a hemostatic agent licensed for the treatment of bleeding in hemophilia patients. It is also used "off-label" for...

2010-11-05 06:30:00

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif., Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Inspiration) today announced the Company was awarded two grants, totaling $488,958, under the Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Projects Grant Program (QTDP). The grants are being provided under section 48D of the Internal Revenue Code, enacted as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. The grants will be used to advance the clinical development of Inspiration's lead product...

2010-11-03 06:30:00

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif., Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Inspiration) today announced the appointment of Karen A. Dawes to the Company's Board of Directors. Ms. Dawes brings to Inspiration over 20 years of healthcare marketing and commercialization experience, including the product launch of the only recombinant factor IX product currently on the market. Ms. Dawes will become the seventh member of Inspiration's Board of Directors. John Taylor, Co-Founder...

2010-11-01 10:00:00

HOBOKEN, N.J., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Octapharma AG, one of the largest human protein products manufacturers in the world, and Octapharma USA today announced that patients diagnosed with severe hemophilia A have started treatment in a multi-center study that is researching the use of the first recombinant Factor VIII (rFVIII) derived from a human cell line (Human-cl rhFVIII). Researchers are investigating Human-cl rhFVIII, to assess pharmacokinetics, efficacy, safety and...

2010-10-26 09:00:00

WAYNE, N.J., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare is introducing a fitness program to help children ages 7-12 and young adults ages 13-16 with hemophilia A live active lives. "Living Fit! A Joint Effort" is a unique strength training, fitness and wellness program created to increase awareness of the importance of exercise and nutrition among this population and their caregivers. Fitness and healthy eating are especially important because strong muscles and a lower body weight may...

2010-10-19 11:00:00

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Inspiration) announced today that the European Commission has granted orphan drug status for OBI-1 for the treatment of hemophilia. Expected to enter pivotal clinical trials before the end of this year, OBI-1 is designed to treat individuals with hemophilia who have developed inhibitors against human Factor VIII (hFVIII). The orphan drug status would trigger a 10-year market exclusivity for OBI-1 in the...

2010-08-10 13:52:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novo Nordisk announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved NovoSeven® RT (Coagulation Factor VIIa [Recombinant] Room Temperature Stable) in an 8 mg vial size, making the hemophilia A or B with inhibitors treatment available in 1, 2, 5 and 8 mg vials. The 8 mg vial allows a rapid initiation and administration of this medication for those patients who need a larger dose. In addition, FDA has...

2010-08-09 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval of the use of a Prefilled Dual-Chamber Syringe for administration of XYNTHA® Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) Plasma/Albumin-Free to hemophilia A patients. XYNTHA is a recombinant factor VIII product indicated for both the control and prevention of bleeding episodes in patients with hemophilia A (congenital factor VIII...

2010-07-09 14:26:01

Underscores company's ongoing commitment to advancing hemophilia care Pfizer Inc, the world's leading biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the results of a number of hemophilia studies will be presented at the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) 2010 Congress taking place July 10-14, 2010, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Key research includes a pre-clinical evaluation of recombinant factor Xa as a potential new approach to restoring hemostasis, as well as a study assessing the...

2010-06-28 07:00:00

WAYNE, N.J., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals today launched FactorTrack(TM), the first customizable mobile application for people with hemophilia A. FactorTrack is a free, personal and interactive mobile application that helps make it easier to track and record hemophilia factor VIII infusions. FactorTrack captures dosing history, frequency and locations of bleeds. It allows people with hemophilia A to customize their infusion schedule based on their...


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