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Octapharma USA Launches Web Resource for von Willebrand Disease Healthcare Professionals and Patients
Date:10/4/2010

HOBOKEN, N.J., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Octapharma USA has launched a comprehensive Web site for wilate® at www.wilateusa.com to provide von Willebrand disease healthcare professionals and patients with easily accessible information, news and updates. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug exclusivity for wilate® (von Willebrand Factor/Factor VIII Concentrate, Human), the first replacement therapy developed specifically for von Willebrand Disease (VWD).

The web resource provides the VWD community with a dynamic and educational on-line experience designed to inspire site visitors to acquire the knowledge and seek additional information on wilate® from their healthcare provider or Octapharma. According to the National Institutes of Health, VWD is the most common inherited bleeding disorder and occurs in about 1 out of every 100 to 1,000 people.

The FDA has approved wilate® for the treatment of spontaneous or trauma-induced bleeding episodes in patients with severe VWD as well as in patients with mild or moderate forms of the illness in whom the use of desmopressin is known or suspected to be ineffective or contraindicated.

About the Octapharma Group

Headquartered in Lachen, Switzerland, Octapharma 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's wilate® received orphan drug exclusivity from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of von Willebrand disease (VWD). Octapharma employs over 4,000 people and has biopharmaceutical experience in 80 countries worldwide, including the United States, where Octapharma USA is located in Hoboken, N.J.  Octapharma operates two state-of-the-art production sites licensed by the FDA, providing a high level of production flexibility. For more information, please visit www.octapharma.com.


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