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Avery-Landsteiner Prize for Immunology Awarded to Alain Fischer of Paris, France, by German Society for Immunology
Date:9/7/2012

mportant contributions to today's understanding of immunology. Oswald Avery, M.D., one of the world's first molecular biologists  and a pioneer in immunochemistry, discovered DNA as the substance of genes and chromosomes; Karl Landsteiner, M.D., who received both The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1930, and a Lasker Award in 1946, characterized the ABO-blood group antigen system. He is known as the 'father of transfusion medicine.'

The Avery-Landsteiner Prize has been donated by CSL Behring and its predecessors since 1973. CSL Behring has significant operations in Marburg, Germany (the plant founded by Emil von Behring), in Bern, Switzerland, and Kankakee, USA. Its headquarters are located in King of Prussia, USA.

About CSL Behring
CSL Behring is a leader in the plasma protein therapeutics industry. Committed to saving lives and improving the quality of life for people with rare and serious diseases, the company manufactures and markets a range of plasma-derived and recombinant therapies worldwide. CSL Behring therapies are indicated for the treatment of coagulation disorders including hemophilia and von Willebrand disease, primary immune deficiencies, hereditary angioedema and inherited respiratory disease. The company's products are also used in cardiac surgery, organ transplantation, burn treatment and to prevent hemolytic diseases in newborns. CSL Behring operates one of the world's largest plasma collection networks, CSL Plasma. CSL Behring is a subsidiary of CSL Limited (ASX: CSL), a biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. For more information, visit www.cslbehring.com.

About the German Society for Immunology (DGfI)
The DGfI, founded in 1967, has more than 2,300 members who are a
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