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2014-04-17 08:28:23

Donated coagulation factor supports WFH Global Alliance for Progress program KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CSL Behring announced today that the company will continue its ongoing commitment to the global coagulation disorders community with a donation of product to the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH). The donation, provided in connection with World Hemophilia Day on April 17, supports WFH's Global Alliance for Progress (GAP) program aimed at improving the...

2013-02-05 08:35:20

BEDFORD, Mass., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Instrumentation Laboratory (IL) today announced the release of their new HemosIL AcuStar von Willebrand Factor (VWF) assay panel as a European CE IVD Mark product under the European Directive on in vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices. The CE IVD Mark allows IL to commence distribution of the product in the European Union and other international territories. The fully automated HemosIL AcuStar VWF assay panel, designed exclusively for use on the ACL...

2012-07-11 10:23:11

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Findings of a first-of-its-kind study of women with von Willebrand disease (VWD) show that current postpartum treatment strategies do not increase levels of von Willebrand factor (VWF) to normal range or even to the levels of women with milder, untreated VWD. VWF is a blood protein important for preventing postpartum hemorrhage. Results of this nationwide study are being presented at the World Federation of Hemophilia 2012...

2012-04-18 02:25:50

RED BANK, N.J., April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Although von Willebrand disease (VWD) is the most common hereditary bleeding disorder in the United States, affecting up to 1 percent of the population, it is often misdiagnosed or under-diagnosed in women. HealthyWomen, the nation's leading nonprofit health information source for women, has developed new educational materials they hope will shine a light on a disorder that, when undiagnosed and untreated, can severely impact the quality of life...

2011-11-29 08:46:00

BEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Instrumentation Laboratory (IL) today announced the release of the new HemosIL von Willebrand Factor Ristocetin Cofactor Activity (VWF: RCo) assay as a European CE IVD Mark product under the European Directive on in vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices. It will be commercialized in Europe and other international regions. This new, fully automated VWF: RCo assay is for use on the ACL TOP® Family of Hemostasis Testing...

2011-11-07 09:00:00

HOBOKEN, N.J., Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis has published the results of the first prospective, head-to-head, randomized crossover clinical study to compare the pharmacokinetic (PK) profiles of two VWF/FVIII containing Von Willebrand Disease (VWD) products. The study compared the PK profiles of wilate® (Von Willebrand Factor/Factor VIII Concentrate, Human) and Humate-P® Human Plasma-derived Von Willebrand Factor...

2011-09-26 09:15:00

HOBOKEN, N.J. and LACHEN, Switzerland, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Octapharma, one of the largest human protein products manufacturers in the world, has launched an international multi-center clinical study to investigate the efficacy and safety of wilate® (von Willebrand Factor/Factor VIII Concentrate, Human) in preventing excessive intra- and post-operative bleeding in pediatric and adult patients with Type 3 von Willebrand Disease (VWD) who undergo major surgical...

2011-06-28 09:31:00

HOBOKEN, N.J., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Octapharma USA recently hosted an International Physician Advisory Board in New York City, bringing together medical experts from around the world who have extensive experience internationally with taking care of patients with von Willebrand's Disease (VWD). As the most common inherited bleeding disorder in humans, VWD affects one to two percent of the general population or approximately 3 million people in the United States. Octapharma...

2011-06-07 07:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While millions of women are experiencing symptoms that could indicate a serious bleeding disorder, nearly half of them are not discussing those symptoms with their healthcare provider, according to new survey findings. The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) commissioned an online survey to gauge whether women experience, recognize and seek treatment for the five signs and symptoms of von Willebrand disease (VWD),...

2011-02-16 17:42:49

A rare bleeding disorder that can lead to life-threatening bleeding episodes is misdiagnosed in 15 per cent of cases according to findings from a new international research project led by a Queen's professor. "Correct diagnosis is critical because it determines the treatment decision," says Maha Othman, a professor in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology who led the three-year research project on the rare platelet type of von Willebrand disease (VWD). Patients with VWD are commonly...