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Bayer HealthCare Introduces First Mobile Application to Assist Hemophilia A Patients in Managing Their Treatment
Date:6/28/2010

WAYNE, N.J., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals today launched FactorTrack™, the first customizable mobile application for people with hemophilia A.  FactorTrack is a free, personal and interactive mobile application that helps make it easier to track and record hemophilia factor VIII infusions.  

FactorTrack captures dosing history, frequency and locations of bleeds.  It allows people with hemophilia A to customize their infusion schedule based on their prescribed regimen, view their infusion history and, with an Internet connection, display an alert when it's time for the next infusion.  It also gives patients the option of emailing infusion and bleed history to themselves or their healthcare team if email is configured on their device.  Further, FactorTrack links people with hemophilia A to educational tools and online resources.  

Any person who treats his or her bleeds with factor VIII infusions can use FactorTrack, regardless of the specific product or therapy.  For those on a prophylaxis (preventive) regimen, the application offers a reminder system to help make it easier to remember when to infuse.  For those who infuse factor VIII on demand (when needed), the application serves as a diary to record bleeds and infusions.  

"FactorTrack is the latest innovation from Bayer that illustrates our ongoing commitment to helping enhance the lives of people who live with bleeding disorders," said Paul Bedard, vice president and general manager, Hematology, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc.  "We worked alongside the hemophilia community, physical therapists and physical educators to develop the application in response to the needs of people with hemophilia A."


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