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Bayer HealthCare Provides Nearly $2.5 Million to Advance Hemophilia Research and Patient Care
Date:7/28/2011

WAYNE, N.J., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare today announced the 2011 recipients of the Bayer Hemophilia Awards Program (BHAP).  This year, the company has awarded nearly $2.5 million in funding to 18 recipients from 12 countries, including the U.S.  BHAP, the largest program of its kind for the hemophilia community, was created to help improve the understanding and treatment of hemophilia and related bleeding disorders.  The program also seeks to reduce the disease's impact on individuals and their communities, and support the next generation of care and treatment options worldwide for people with hemophilia.

BHAP supports research in bleeding disorders, ranging from studies to better understand inhibitor development and methods for treatment, gene therapy and joint care to the development of pediatric care models in underserved markets and hemophilia counseling.

"We're very pleased to award and congratulate these future hemophilia thought leaders for their exemplary passion, talent and expertise," said John E. Murphy, Ph.D., Director, Molecular Biology, Biologics Research, Bayer HealthCare. "BHAP is a reflection of Bayer's commitment to expanding the scientific and clinical knowledge that improves patient care."

The 2011 BHAP recipients were selected by a global committee of distinguished hemophilia clinicians, researchers and caregivers, and were honored at the BHAP award ceremony held in conjunction with the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) Annual Meeting in Kyoto, Japan.  Among this year's winners are:

  • Dr. John Sheehan of the University of Wisconsin, for "Contribution of the heparin binding exosite to factor IX clearance and in vivo activity"
  • Dr. Carol Miao, Seattle Children's Research Institute, for "Immunimodulation to eradicate anti-factor VIII inhibitory antibodies"
  • Dr. Paris Margaritis, The Children's Hospital of
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