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Swedish Orphan Biovitrum: FDA Approves Alprolix™


3/31/2014 9:56:15 AM

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STOCKHOLM, Sweden, March 31, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB's (publ) (Sobi) partner Biogen Idec have announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Alprolix (Coagulation Factor IX (Recombinant), Fc fusion protein), the first recombinant, DNA derived haemophilia B therapy with prolonged circulation in the body. Alprolix is indicated for the control and prevention of bleeding episodes, perioperative (surgical) management and routine prophylaxis in adults and children with haemophilia B. The therapy is shown to reduce bleeding episodes with prophylactic (protective) infusions starting at least a week apart.

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