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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...

2010-08-09 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...

2010-08-02 08:00:00

HOBOKEN, N.J., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Octapharma USA has received confirmation of orphan drug exclusivity from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for wilate® (von Willebrand Factor/Factor VIII Concentrate, Human), the replacement therapy developed specifically for von Willebrand Disease (VWD). The approval comes from the FDA Office of Orphan Products Development, which helps to advance the development of products that demonstrate promise for the treatment of rare...

2010-07-12 06:00:00

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare announced today that it awarded more than $2.5 million in funding to 19 recipients from 10 countries through its Bayer Hemophilia Awards Program (BHAP). BHAP is the largest awards program of its kind in hemophilia, providing funds that support clinical and basic research, encourage new physicians to enter the field and enable continuing education for caregivers around the world. This year's recipients were selected by a...

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...

2010-03-31 11:36:30

Hemophilia, a disease linked with legends of European monarchs, frail heirs and one flamboyant charlatan called Rasputin, still afflicts many people today. And the very treatments that can help can also put patients' lives at risk. The standard treatment is infusion with an expensively produced protein that helps the blood to clot. But in some patients the immune system fights the therapy, and in a subset of those, it sets off an allergic reaction that can result in death. Now researchers at...

2010-02-23 05:30:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Cancer Coalition (NCC) is pleased to announce its recent collaboration with Pfizer, Inc to provide hemophilia medicines to underserved patients in the developing world. To date, NCC has received more than 10 million international units of ReFacto® Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant), a therapy used for the treatment and prevention of bleeding in people with hemophilia A, to assist patients who otherwise would...

2010-01-13 10:00:00

LACHEN, Switzerland, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Octapharma AG, one of the largest manufacturers of plasma products in the world, today announced that it has received orphan drug exclusivity approval for wilate® from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The approval was granted for the use of wilate® for the treatment of spontaneous or trauma-induced bleeding episodes in patients with severe von Willebrand disease (VWD) as well as in patients with...

2009-12-07 11:00:00

HOBOKEN, N.J., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Octapharma USA today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved wilate® for the treatment of spontaneous and trauma-induced bleeding episodes in patients with all types of von Willebrand disease (VWD). Wilate® is a newly developed, high-purity, double virus inactivated von Willebrand Factor/Coagulation Factor VIII Concentrate (Human) that demonstrated efficacy for all types of VWD, including...


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