LEIDEN, The Netherlands and SEATTLE, June 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- ProFibrix B.V., a leader in the development of innovative products for hemostasis and regenerative medicine, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with CSL Behring for the clinical and commercial supply of plasma-based fibrinogen and thrombin, for the manufacturing of Fibrocaps(TM). CSL Behring is a leader in the plasma protein therapeutics industry and a subsidiary of CSL Limited (ASX: CSL), a global biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.
Jaap Koopman, CEO of ProFibrix said: "We are extremely pleased with the supply agreement with CSL Behring. CSL Behring is one of the acknowledged global leaders in the plasma protein therapeutic industry. Importantly, the agreement will enable us to use CSL Behring's fibrinogen and thrombin, approved in markets around the world, as active components in our lead product Fibrocaps. This will offer us a tremendous advantage with regulatory authorities when seeking approval for Fibrocaps."
Fibrocaps is based on a mixture of two essential blood clotting proteins, fibrinogen and thrombin, and is a unique dry powder topical tissue sealant in development to stop bleeding after or during surgery. Fibrocaps is clearly differentiated from existing liquid tissue sealants and hemostats: it is ready for immediate use, is stable at room temperature, and has shown to be safe and efficacious in the first Phase II study conducted in EU. ProFibrix is starting a global Phase II study in the summer of 2010.
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