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Octapharma Launches Clinical Trial to Evaluate Efficacy & Safety of wilate® In Preventing Surgical Bleeding in Type 3 von Willebrand Disease Patients
Date:9/26/2011

lateusa.com/">wilate® is a plasma-derived, stable, highly purified concentrate of freeze-dried human von Willebrand factor (VWF) and coagulation factor VIII (FVIII). Two well-established virus inactivation steps are incorporated into the manufacturing process of wilate®, specifically a solvent/detergent (S/D) and terminal dry heat treatment.

For more information on the research, entitled "Clinical Study to Investigate the Efficacy and Safety of Human Factor VWF/VIII Concentrate (wilate®) in Subject with Inherited Type 3 Von Willebrand Disease (VWD) who Undergo Major Surgical Procedures (WONDERS)," please visit www.clinicaltrials.gov. U.S. researchers interested in participating in the study should contact Sylvia Werner, Octapharma Associate Director Clinical Operations – Coagulation, at (201) 604-1149 or sylvia.werner@octapharma.com.

About the Octapharma Group

Headquartered in Lachen, Switzerland, Octapharma AG is one of the largest human protein products manufacturers in the world and has been committed to patient care and medical innovation for over 27 years. Octapharma's core business is the development, production and sale of high quality human protein therapies from both human plasma and human cell-lines, including immune globulin intravenous (IGIV). In the U.S., Octapharma's IGIV product, octagam®  (immune globulin intravenous [human] 5%), is used to treat disorders of the immune system, and Octapharma's Albumin (human)® is indicated for the restoration and maintenance of circulating blood volume. Octapharma'
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