Navigation Links
Biotest Pharmaceuticals Corporation Responds to Orphan Drug Act Announcement
Date:3/27/2008

BOCA RATON, Fla., March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Biotest Pharmaceuticals Corporation, a leading developer of immunology biotherapeutic products, today responded to an announcement that a Hepatitis B Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human) product manufactured by another company has received Orphan Drug designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the prevention of hepatitis B recurrence following orthotopic liver transplantation.

"The designation announced yesterday does not affect our ability to continue to provide Nabi-HB(R) to the marketplace. Nabi-HB has been the industry gold standard for the prevention of hepatitis B infection following accidental exposure to hepatitis B virus and many hospitals, physicians and patients have come to rely on Nabi-HB's long, safe and effective history since its approval in the late 1990s. We are committed to continuing to work with our partners and the medical and patient community to provide Nabi-HB to those who need it. Biotest Pharmaceuticals also is committed to continuing our research and development activities in the hepatitis liver transplant community," said Dr. Rainer Pabst, Chief Executive Officer of Biotest Pharmaceuticals.

Biotest Pharmaceuticals acquired Nabi-HB as part of the company's acquisition of Nabi Biopharmaceuticals' Biologics Strategic Business Unit in December 2007.

About Biotest Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Biotest Pharmaceuticals Corporation develops and manufactures pharmaceutical and biotherapeutic products with a specialization in immunology. Biotest Pharmaceuticals will offer the hyperimmunoglobulin Nabi- HB(R), a key product used in the prevention of hepatitis B. Biotest Pharmaceuticals also is currently working to develop additional products including a polyvalent immunoglobulin (IVIG, Phase III) and Civacir(R) (Phase IIb), for the prevention of hepatitis C in liver transplant patients. Biotest Pharmaceuticals was formed in 2007 as part of the Biotest AG acquisition of Nabi Biopharmaceuticals' Biologics business unit, including its plasmapheresis centers across the United States. The company employs approximately 500 people in the U.S. Biotest Pharmaceuticals is a subsidiary of Biotest AG, a German- based global provider of plasma proteins that employs approximately 1,750 people worldwide.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Biotest Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Nabi Biopharmaceuticals Completes Sale of Nabi Biologics to Biotest AG
2. AUDIO from Medialink and Solvay Pharmaceuticals: Men with Type 2 Diabetes at Increased Risk for Low Testosterone Should Talk to Their Doctors
3. MAP Pharmaceuticals Appoints H. Ward Wolff to Board of Directors
4. Conatus Pharmaceuticals Appoints Anthony W. Fox, MD, Ph.D., as Chief Medical Officer
5. XTL Biopharmaceuticals Announces Financial Results for the Year Ended December 31, 2007
6. Dreier LLP Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (VRTX)
7. Alseres Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Raises $5 Million
8. Galderma Announces HSR Clearance for Its Proposal to Acquire CollaGenex Pharmaceuticals
9. Transcept Pharmaceuticals to Present at the BioCentury Future Leaders in the Biotech Industry Conference
10. Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
11. Sagent Pharmaceuticals Launches Ciprofloxacin Injection, USP, 5% Dextrose Premix Bag
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The American Board of Family Medicine's ... President and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Dr. James C. Puffer upon his retirement. Dr. ... 2018 until Dr. Puffer’s retirement at the end of 2018. Upon assuming the role ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes , which specializes in ... the facility as part of a disaster drill on October 3rd. , Apple Rehab ... City Emergency Manager, as well as the Connecticut Long Term Care Mutual Aid ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of ... popular and least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. The Book of Revelation ... scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it off as mere rubbish, but Yisrayl Hawkins ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... First Healthcare Compliance (FHC), ... will showcase a range of technology and learning solutions at the 68th Annual ... Expo to be held October 14–18, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... The American College of Medical Informatics ... PhD, FACMI, during the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. AMIA’s ... of Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the field of medical informatics, this prestigious ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017  AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, ... formed by Walgreens and pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics ... new brand, which included the unveiling of new signage ... , as well as at a few other company-owned ... new brand to patients, some of whom will begin ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... 2017 Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), will ... and webcast on Friday, November 3, 2017, beginning at ... at approximately 8:30 a.m. (CDT) / 9:30 a.m. (EDT). ... financial performance and guidance for 2018, Hill-Rom executives will ... operational performance, and long-range financial outlook through 2020. ...
(Date:9/27/2017)... CAESAREA, Israel and NEW YORK , Sept. ... company with mobile health and big data solutions, today announced that its ... today. Please check your local TV listings for when The Dr. Oz ... ... ninth season this month. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: