Imagine not knowing when you might experience unpredictable, severe and painful swelling without warning in different parts of your body, including the abdomen, face, and larynx. This is what it’s like for patients with HAE who often go undiagnosed well into their adult years, ”imprisoned” by their rare disorder.
Life Sciences Pennsylvania presented its 2018 Patient Impact Award to CSL Behring for developing HAEGARDA®, C1 Esterase Inhibitor Subcutaneous (Human), which has been shown to reduce HAE attacks by 95% versus placebo (median), and is administered subcutaneously rather than intravenously.
Most patients can learn to administer their own injections subcutaneously at a time and place that’s convenient for them. The therapy can improve the lives of patients who often describe the impact of HAE on their lives as being like a “roller coaster” because of its unpredictability.
In accepting the award, CSL Behring’s Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Bill Campbell said the company and its employees are proud to receive the 2018 Patient Impact Award as another affirmation that the 20,000 employees of CSL, “always put patients first.”
“HAEGARDA,” Campbell continued, “is the most recent example of CSL Behring’s commitment to delivering on its promise to bring innovative new medicines to patients with rare and serious diseases. We begin by listening to patients and healthcare providers to better understand the types of medicines they need and want.”
HAEGARDA was granted Orphan Drug Exclusivity for seven years by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.
(Source: CSL Behring)