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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...

2009-10-26 07:00:00

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (PTC) today announced it is expanding the development of ataluren, an investigational new drug, to a third indication with the initiation of a Phase 2a clinical trial in nonsense mutation hemophilia A (nmHA) and hemophilia B (nmHB). Hemophilia is a rare and debilitating genetic disorder that causes loss of blot clotting proteins and can lead to serious, recurrent bleeding episodes. It is estimated that nonsense...

2009-08-26 08:45:00

LACHEN, Switzerland and HOBOKEN, N.J., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Octapharma AG is leading an international initiative focused on confronting the major risk associated with hemophilia A therapy - anti-factor VIII (FVIII) antibodies, also known as inhibitors. This initiative, combined with Octapharma's efforts to pursue the first recombinant FVIII therapy produced from a human cell line, could dramatically impact the treatment of an estimated one in every 5,000 to 10,000 men born with...

2009-08-07 07:30:00

WAYNE, N.J., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a 3000 IU (international unit) vial size of Kogenate(R) FS, antihemophilic factor (recombinant). The new vial size offers greater convenience for patients with hemophilia A who require a higher dose. The 3000 IU vial may eliminate the need for combining smaller vials and may allow some patients to achieve more precise dosing. It is available...