Coagulation Research Award Taps Brain Power and Vision of New Generation of Researchers

The CSL Behring Professor Heimburger Award is helping to ensure young researchers around the world have the opportunity to bring their innovative ideas to the forefront.

October 1­­7, 2016


We are seeing some exciting research as CSL Behring delivers on our promise to advance research and innovation through grants such as the Heimburger Award.

This is particularly important for young researchers working in clinics who often don’t have time to raise money for their research. Adding to the challenge is the fact that government funding of orphan disease research is often difficult to obtain.


Without Human Plasma, Many Patients with Rare and Serious Medical Disorders Would Not Have Treatments Available to Them

That’s why plasma donors are heroes to millions of patients who receive plasma-derived therapies.

October ­­7, 2016
By Daniel Ferris

Barb and Rusty Roberts

Immune deficiency patient Barb Roberts with Rusty Roberts vacationing in Dinard, France.

Every autumn the plasma protein therapeutics industry recognizes the lifesaving contributions of plasma donors during International Plasma Awareness Week (IPAW).

At CSL Behring and CSL Plasma, we appreciate the critical role donors play in ensuring a reliable and secure source of human plasma as worldwide demand continues to rise. We value their donations not just during IPAW (October 9-15), but year-round.

This is because plasma-derived therapies are crucial for patients’ well-being and health, and an appropriate supply of products is absolutely essential and depends on a sufficient supply of collected plasma.  

While it can take more than 1,000 plasma donations to treat one adult patient for a year, the current collection system allows for an appropriate supply of product.
Continue reading

Lifesaving Medicines Should Never Be in Short Supply

That’s why we’re building for the future in Lengnau and around the world to meet growing demand and bring more therapies to more patients.

September 22, 2016
By Uwe E. Jocham

Lengnau Construction

These are exciting times at CSL Behring, as we expand our infrastructure to keep pace with the increasing demand for new innovations that address unmet medical needs or enhance current treatments.

We are currently building for the future in Lengnau, Switzerland, where we are constructing a state-of-the-art recombinant manufacturing facility. The foundation stone of the new structure was laid in May. With this production site, CSL Behring is creating a new product family based on state-of-the-art technology.

The plant will manufacture and globally market three new recombinant coagulation factors: recombinant Factor IX Fusion Protein for patients with hemophilia B, recombinant Factor VIII-Single Chain to treat hemophilia A, and a recombinant Factor VIIa-Fusion Protein treat hemophilia patients with inhibitors.
Continue reading

A Look-Back at the 2016 World Federation of Hemophilia Congress

“If we think about patients every day and do the right things for them, the rest will take care of itself.”

September 13, 2016
By Christopher Florentz

World Federation of Hemophilia BannerThis summer’s World Federation of Hemophilia Congress got off to a fast start with CSL Behring’s coagulation team eager to meet with patients and healthcare providers and discuss their needs and how we can meet them.

The level of excitement among the CSL Behring’s team was palpable, as CSL CEO and Managing Director Paul Perreault kicked things off at the start of the Congress by reinforcing to them the importance of maintaining focus on what matters most:

“If we think about patients every day and do the right things for them, the rest will take care of itself. We began with the promise to produce much needed medicines for the people of Australia. Today we are bringing medicines to the world.”

Continue reading

Virus Safety: Assuring our Products Are Protected Against Zika

August 23, 2016
By Toby Simon, MD

Zika virus has been widely reported in the news during the past year, so much so that a number of athletes chose to stay home rather than compete in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and risk infection. We therefore understand that patients treated with our plasma derived products want to be certain they are not at risk for infection with Zika virus through their treatment with our products.

Infection with the Zika virus generally results in no symptoms, but 20% or more of individuals infected will have a mild illness of 5 to 7 days with fever, rash, headache, and discomfort in their hands, wrists, and ankles. This virus has also been associated with Guillain-Barre syndrome, a self-limited disease of the nervous system that can be serious.


Most of the public health concern relates to infection in pregnant women, because microcephaly (incomplete brain development) and other fetal defects have resulted from infection with this virus. The virus is spread by mosquito bites, but there is evidence of transmission through sexual contact and blood transfusion. The virus has been most common in tropical areas. The epidemic is severe in Puerto Rico and has emerged in the United States through both travel and in the last month from local mosquito transmissions in south Florida.

Continue reading

Posts represent the opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of CSL Behring.
This site is not intended as a forum for discussing CSL Behring or other companies' products.
Comments on this blog may be reviewed by CSL Behring and may be subject to removal if they are deemed to have inappropriate content.