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Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Announce Launch of Desmopressin Acetate Injection

May 20, 2020

The following is from a press release from Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories. Read the press release in its entirety here. Dr. Reddy鈥檚 Laboratories Ltd., along with its subsidiaries together referred to as 鈥淒r. Reddy鈥檚鈥 today announced the launch of Desmopressin Acetate Injection USP, 4 mcg/mL Single-dose Ampules, a therapeutic equivalent generic version of DDAVP (desmopressin acetate) […]

Novo Nordisk Notice on COVID-19, Rebinyn庐 and Laboratory Assays

May 19, 2020

Novo Nordisk recently distributed a notice relevant to its product Rebinyn庐,聽raising awareness that one-stage clotting assay results can be significantly affected by the type of activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) reagent used, which can result in over or under-estimation of Factor IX activity. The notice which was addressed to HTCs, physicians and other healthcare providers, […]

uniQure Presents New Preclinical Data in Hemophilia A

May 15, 2020

The following is an excerpt from a press release from uniQure. Read the press release in its entirety here. uniQure N.V., a gene therapy company advancing transformative therapies for patients with severe medical needs, presented new preclinical data on its gene therapy candidates AMT-150 for Spinocerebellar Ataxia type 3, AMT-190 for Fabry disease, and AMT-180 […]

Pfizer and BioNTech Dose First Participants in the COVID-19 Vaccine Development Program

May 7, 2020

The following is a press release from Pfizer. Read it in its entirety here. Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE announced the first participants have been dosed in the U.S. in the Phase 1/2 clinical trial for the BNT162 vaccine program to prevent COVID-19. The trial is part of a global development program, and the dosing […]

uniQure Announces Highlights of Recent Progress

May 1, 2020

The following is an excerpt from a press release from uniQure. Read the release in its entirety here. uniQure N.V., a gene therapy company advancing transformative therapies for patients with severe medical needs, reported recent progress across its business. 鈥淒espite the ongoing global crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we ended the first quarter of […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) 鈥 What HFA is Doing

April 30, 2020

Click Below to Translate Page to Spanish. STATEMENTS AND UPDATES During this time of rapidly-changing news surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, HFA聽will continue to publish updates and information about COVID-19 and its effects on the bleeding disorders community. MEDICAL NEWS INDUSTRY NEWS & PRODUCT AVAILABILITY NATIONAL, GOVERNMENT AND LOCAL NEWS RESOURCES FAQ: BLEEDING DISORDERS AND COVID-19 […]

BioMarin Update on Impact of COVID-19 on Clinical Trials

April 27, 2020

The following information is provided by BioMarin to provide general information about its ongoing clinical trials in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.聽 “As more cases of COVID-19 are confirmed, we recognize the increased challenges and concerns faced by participants in the BioMarin Gene Therapy clinical studies. The safety and well-being of patients, healthcare providers, […]

Takeda Expands Patient Assistance in the U.S. During COVID-19 Crisis聽

April 27, 2020

Below is a letter from Takeda. “To our valued patients, customers and other stakeholders,聽 As the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold, Takeda鈥檚 Patient Assistance Response team is working around the clock to help ensure that the people who need our medicines and treatments can continue to access them safely and without interruption.聽 Consistent with our […]

Genentech Notice on COVID-19, Hemlibra庐, and Laboratory Assays

April 16, 2020

Genentech recently distributed a notice relevant to its product Hemlibra庐, reminding health care providers that it is known to interfere with certain laboratory assays used to measure blood coagulation. These tests are often used for patients with bleeding disorders such as hemophilia, and to diagnose and monitor individuals suffering from other conditions that affect coagulation […]

Bayer Letter on Product Availability During COVID-19

April 9, 2020

The following is a copy of a letter from Bayer. “For more than 30 years, Bayer has been providing FVIII therapies and support programs to people living with hemophilia A. As we all face the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the health and safety of our patients continues to be a priority. We realize you may […]

Global Plasma Leaders Collaborate to Accelerate Development of Potential COVID-19 Hyperimmune Therapy

April 6, 2020

The following is from a press release featuring various industry partners. See the press release here. Partnership brings together world-leading plasma companies to focus on developing and delivering a hyperimmune immunoglobulin in the global fight against COVID-19 Biotest, BPL, LFB, and Octapharma have joined an alliance formed by CSL Behring and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited […]

HEMA Biologics Announces FDA Approval of SEVENFACT

April 6, 2020

The following is a press release from HEMA Biologics. HEMA BiologicsTM Announces FDA Approval of SEVENFACT庐 [coagulation factor VIIa (recombinant)-jncw] for Treatment and Control of Bleeding Episodes Occurring in Adult and Adolescent Hemophilia A and B Patients with Inhibitors Louisville, KY 鈥 April 6, 2020 HEMA Biologics, LLC, (鈥淗EMA Biologics鈥) today announced that the U.S. […]

Takeda Announces Program Updates During COVID-19

March 31, 2020

The following is information shared with the bleeding disorders community by Takeda. “Takeda has been closely monitoring the news surrounding COVID-19. Our highest priority is the health and safety of our community during this uncertain time. We are taking steps to help ensure the community鈥檚 safety including postponing upcoming educational events such as our HELLO […]

Pfizer Pauses Recruitment to Clinical Studies

March 26, 2020

The following is information shared by Pfizer Inc. “To avoid adding to the demands on the healthcare system during this unprecedented crisis with COVID-19, we are pausing for three weeks the recruitment portion of our new and ongoing global interventional clinical studies. We are taking this action in the interests of public health, so that […]

uniQure Announces Achievement of Target Patient Dosing in HOPE-B Pivotal Trial

March 26, 2020

The following is a press release from uniQure. uniQure N.V., a leading gene therapy company advancing transformative therapies for patients with severe unmet medical needs, announced it has achieved the targeted dosing of patients in the HOPE-B pivotal trial of etranacogene dezaparvovec (AMT-061), an investigational AAV5-based gene therapy incorporating the patent-protected FIX-Padua variant for the […]

Spark Temporarily Suspends New Enrollment in Study

March 26, 2020

The following is a letter provided by Spark Therapeutics. “In the unprecedented time of the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic, Spark Therapeutics has closely monitored this evolving situation and taken steps to protect the well-being and safety of both our workforce and the patients and families we serve. In reference to our ongoing gene therapy clinical […]

Octapharma Letter on Inventory During COVID-19

March 26, 2020

The following is a letter provided by Octapharma. “As we all manage the challenges presented by the Coronavirus pandemic, Octapharma USA would like to remind you of our commitment to providing our customers life-saving therapies, manufactured to the highest standards of viral clearance and safety.聽 Our staff continues to focus on maintaining production of all […]

Hemlibra Supply and Coronavirus Update

March 21, 2020

The following is a press release from Genentech. “The World Health Organization has declared the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak a global pandemic. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to everyone who has lost loved ones, to patients and healthcare professionals battling this devastating outbreak. With multiple countries implementing measures to slow the spread of the virus, based […]

Pfizer Hemophilia Product Availability Status During COVID-19

March 21, 2020

The following is a press release from Pfizer. Pfizer Confirms BeneFIX庐 and XYNTHA庐 Remain Available Pfizer recognizes the public concern in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, which continues to evolve. We are actively monitoring the situation across the globe, assessing the implications to our patients, colleagues and company, and taking actions to support continued health […]

Takeda Guidance on Novel Coronavirus and Product Supply

March 20, 2020

The following is a letter from Takeda. 聽“To the bleeding disorders community,聽 As a global pharmaceutical leader, our top priority during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak is to do all we can to make sure our medicines and services continue to reach the individuals who rely on them, while we protect the health of our employees, […]

Pfizer and BioNTech to Co-Develop Potential COVID-19 Vaccine

March 17, 2020

The following is information provided by Pfizer and BioNTech. On March 13, 2020, Pfizer issued a five-point plan calling on the biopharmaceutical industry to join the company in committing to collaboration to combat COVID-19. 聽Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech announced that the companies have agreed to a letter of intent regarding the co-development and distribution (excluding […]

IXINITY Statement on Product Availability

March 17, 2020

The following is information provided by IXINITY. Read the full statement here. “The health and safety of individuals who rely on our products, their caregivers and community members, healthcare professionals, and our own team is of upmost importance to Medexus Pharma, the company behind IXINITY.聽 We want to reassure the community that we currently do […]

Grifols Update Regarding the Novel Coronavirus

March 16, 2020

The following is a statement provided by Grifols. “As the situation with the novel coronavirus rapidly evolves, we wanted to inform you that Grifols is taking measures in line with recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO) to help ensure the safety of our employees, donors, products, and the patient communities we serve. We have […]

Novo Nordisk Pauses Clinical Trials Investigating Concizumab

March 16, 2020

The following is an excerpt from a press release published by Novo Nordisk. Novo Nordisk announced that two clinical trials in the concizumab phase 3 programme (explorer7 and 8) and one clinical trial in the phase 2 programme (explorer5) have been paused. The three clinical trials were investigating concizumab prophylaxis treatment in haemophilia A and […]

Sanofi Looks to Leverage Previous SARS Vaccine Information to Develop COVID-19 Vaccine

March 16, 2020

The following is a response provided by Sanofi. “At Sanofi, we have a simple purpose 鈥 to discover breakthrough medicines and vaccines to improve the lives of millions of people around the world. This drive to transform the practice of medicine has taken on increased urgency for everyone in the Sanofi family since the emergence […]

Novo Nordisk Letter to the Bleeding Disorders Community on COVID-19

March 16, 2020

The following is a letter provided by Novo Nordisk. 聽“You鈥檝e come to know us as a part of the fabric of the hemophilia community for more than 30 years, always working to make things better for everyone affected by rare bleeding disorders.聽 We know this is a challenging time for all as with the World […]

CSL Behring Update COVID-19

March 13, 2020

CSL Behring has added a statement to their website regarding the measures the company is taking in the wake of the聽2019-nCoV (novel coronavirus) outbreak.

VONVENDI Recall 鈥 Takeda Response

March 6, 2020

As previously reported by HFA and NHF, Takeda announced the recall of two lots of VONVENDI von Willebrand factor (recombinant) 1,300 I.U. vials on Feb. 25, 2020. HFA and NHF recognize that recalls can be very unsettling for many in the bleeding disorders community. On Feb. 27, 2020, the patient organizations announced聽they had submitted a […]

Aptevo Therapeutics Sells IXINITY Hemophilia B Therapy to Medexus Pharmaceuticals

March 6, 2020

The following is an excerpt from a press release from Aptevo Therapeutics. Read the press release in its entirety here. Aptevo Therapeutics Inc. , a biotechnology company focused on developing novel immuno-oncology therapeutics based on its proprietary ADAPTIR™ bispecific technology platform, announced it has completed the sale of its marketed recombinant factor IX therapeutic, IXINITY庐 […]

Bayer Statement on Availability of Factor VIII Products Amid 2019-nCoV (Novel Coronavirus)

March 5, 2020

Bayer has issued the following statement regarding the supply and availability of Bayer’s Factor VIII/Hemophilia A products in the wake of the聽2019-nCoV (novel coronavirus) outbreak:


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