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CSL Behring Announces FDA Filing of Biologics License Application for 4-Factor PCC for Urgent Reversal of Vitamin K Antagonist Anticoagulant Therapy
Date:5/29/2012

ex concentrates (PCC) are derived from human plasma. CSL Behring's investigational PCC contains four important pro-coagulant factors in significant quantities: Factor II (prothrombin), Factor VII, Factor IX and Factor X, as well as anticoagulant Proteins C and S. CSL Behring currently markets this PCC in 24 countries throughout the world.

Guidelines from the American College of Chest Physicians recommend 4-factor PCC, rather than plasma, for rapid reversal of anticoagulation in patients with vitamin K antagonist associated major bleeding. The guidelines also recommend the use of vitamin K (5 to 10 mg) administered by slow intravenous (IV) infusion rather than reversal with coagulation factors alone.

About the Study

This was an open-label, randomized, multicenter Phase IIIb study to assess the efficacy, safety and tolerance of human 4-factor prothrombin complex concentrate (PCC) to plasma for rapid reversal of acute major bleeding in patients receiving warfarin therapy. The study enrolled 212 patients. The primary endpoint was hemostatic efficacy with respect to the adequacy of stopping an ongoing major bleed within 24 hours from the start of infusion. The secondary endpoints evaluated plasma levels of major clotting factors (Factors II, VII, IX, X, proteins C and S); time to INR correction; number of transfusions, amount of blood products used, and hemostatic agents; and safety and tolerability (including all-cause mortality).

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 respirato
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