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Octapharma USA Sponsors International Advisory Board for Evaluating Treatment of Patients with von Willebrand Disease
Date:6/28/2011

is, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London.

"As physicians, we need to continue to gain experience in treating all clinical concerns of all types of VWD patients in the U.S.," said Dr. Powell. "For years, treatment options in the U.S. have been extremely limited so the opportunity to learn from our European colleagues, who have extensive experience in VWD and the use of wilate®, was quite valuable. Taking advantage of the lessons learned in Europe and determining how the clinical data can lead to improved treatment options will be beneficial to U.S. patients."

Dr. Pasi discussed the significant VWD experience at the Royal London Haemophilia Centre and the organization's decision to utilize wilate® as its primary therapy.

"Wilate® is the first double-virus inactivated VWF/FVIII high-purity concentrate, utilizing the solvent/detergent process and a special terminal dry-heating system," said Dr. Pasi. "We believed wilate® was truly a next generation therapy because it was double-virus inactivated. Our desire to utilize a factor concentrate specifically designed to treat VWD also weighed heavily in the decision as did clinical trial experience."

The Advisory Board Meeting is the latest step in Octapharma's continuing support for educational programs designed to enhance treatment for VWD patients. In the last year, Octapharma has supported educational symposia at the Annual Meeting of the National Hemophilia Foundation and a Continuing Education initiative of the National Home Infusion Association focusing on VWD.

"With several of the world's most respected VWD scientific experts on hand, attendees were able to exchange ideas and experiences that were truly valuable," said Nielsen. "Scientific and clinical advancements and unmet needs in the treatment of VWD patie
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