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News Article | November 2, 2016
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2016 hemophilia drugs market research says one trend gaining traction in this market is increase in technological innovations. Currently, most of the hemophilia therapeutics available in the market are short-acting i.e., used only for when the individual suffers from bleeding. Apart from this, it is also observed that many of these products exhibit immunogenic reactions, which result in a reduced therapeutic effect of these products. Complete report on hemophilia drugs market spread across 84 pages, analyzing 5 major companies and providing 61 data exhibits is now available at http://www.rnrmarketresearch.com/global-hemophilia-drugs-market-2016-2020-market-report.html. The analysts forecast global hemophilia drugs market to grow at a CAGR of 4.76% during the period 2016-2020. According to the hemophilia drugs market report, drugs with prolonged action will drive the market. Earlier, parenteral formulations for treating hemophilia B required frequent administration of replacement factors. Drugs with favorable pharmacokinetic profiles, including prolonged mechanism of action are fast gaining acceptance among physicians and individuals. These long-acting formulations reduce the need for repeated dosing of medications, reducing injection site pain. According to the industry research analysts, the recombinant therapies segment accounted for the most of the hemophilia drugs market revenue shares and will continue to lead the market over the coming years. The growth of this segment is attributed to the increasing demand for prophylaxis therapies in developed countries and shift in preference from plasma-derived therapies to recombinant products in the emerging economies. Moreover, the entry of long-acting recombinant products such as ALPROLIX by Biogen, Advate by Baxter, among others will contribute to this segment's growth over the coming years. Americas led the global hemophilia drugs market in 2015 and is expected to continue its dominance until the end of 2020. The Americas have the highest revenue share in the global hemophilia drugs market with the US contributing to the majority of this revenue. Several countries in the region have introduced health care reforms which are having a positive impact on the market growth. Moreover, healthcare reforms in the US have also helped reduce the cost of pharmaceutical drugs, increased access to healthcare, and improved the overall quality of healthcare. These healthcare reforms are likely to have a positive impact on healthcare insurance and also reduce hospital stay and overall medical expenses which will boost hemophilia drugs market growth in the region. The following companies are the key players in the global hemophilia drugs market: Baxalta, Bayer, CSL Behring, Novo Nordisk, and Pfizer. Other prominent vendors in the market are: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Amarna Therapeutics, Asklepios BioPharmaceutical, Biogen, BioMarin, Catalyst Biosciences, Chiesi Farmaceutici, Dimension Therapeutics, Emergent BioSolutions, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Grifols, Kedrion Biopharma, Octapharma, rEVO Biologics, OPKO Biologics, Sangamo Biosciences, Spark Therapeutics, Swedish Orphan Biovitrum, and UniQure Biopharma. Order a copy of Global Hemophilia Drugs Market 2016-2020 report @ http://www.rnrmarketresearch.com/contacts/purchase?rname=733369. Global Hemophilia Drugs Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of of drugs used for the treatment of hemophilia, including hemophilia A, hemophilia B, and inhibitors. Another related report is Global Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Drugs Market 2016-2020, a key driver is the improved diagnosis of AATD. AATD is difficult to diagnose in the majority of cases. The Alpha-1 Foundation reports that around 3% of all people who have diagnosed with COPD may have undetected AATD. The condition is misdiagnosed in most of the cases as asthma, smoking-related COPD, bronchitis, bronchiectasis, or other pulmonary conditions. These underlying conditions may confuse the clinical picture and thus lead to the difficulty in diagnosis. However, awareness programs conducted by various organizations worldwide will help in recognizing and differentiating the condition from other diseases. Browse complete report @ http://www.rnrmarketresearch.com/global-alpha-1-antitrypsin-drugs-market-2016-2020-market-report.html. Explore other new reports on Diseases & Treatment Market @ http://www.rnrmarketresearch.com/reports/life-sciences/pharmaceuticals/diseases-treatment. RnRMarketResearch.com is your single source for all market research needs. 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News Article | November 1, 2016
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MarketStudyReport.com adds “Anticoagulants Market in the US 2016-2020” new report to its research database. The report spread across 89 pages with table and figures in it. The Research analysts forecast the anti-coagulants market in the US to grow at a CAGR of 6.67% during the period 2016-2020. Anticoagulants have been used for over 80 years to treat clotting disorders. It is used as a first line of defense for disorders such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism, AF, and acute coronary syndrome. With the advent of time, traditional therapies are replaced by novel oral anticoagulants, which have better safety and efficacy profiles. The 1990s saw rapid development in the field of direct thrombin inhibitors. Though these drugs, such as hirudin, have been in use from the early 19th century, they were accepted with the development of genetic engineering technology. The recombinant forms, such as desirudin, are also available in the market. During the same period, the focus shifted toward the development of factor Xa inhibitors, and by early 2000s, the first indirect factor Xa inhibitor, fondaparinux, was released into the market. These drugs were administered by parenteral route. Browse full table of contents and data tables at https://www.marketstudyreport.com/reports/anticoagulants-market-in-the-us-2016-2020/ Covered in this report The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the anti-coagulants market in the US for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of branded and generics drugs used to treat coagulation disorders. The report also considers the revenues to be generated from the sales of drugs that are expected to be launched into the market. The Research report, Anti-Coagulants Market in the US 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market. Key vendors - Johnson & Johnson - Bristol-Myers Squibb - Boehringer Ingelheim - Sanofi - Daiichi Sankyo Other prominent vendors - Armatheon Inc. - Aspen - AstraZeneca - Bayer - Cellceutix - Cosmo Pharmaceuticals SA - CSL Behring, Eisai, GSK - Marathon Pharmaceuticals LLC - Ockham Biotech - Perosphere - Portola Pharmaceuticals - Sagent Pharmaceuticals Inc. - The Medicines Company - Urigen Pharmaceuticals Inc. - Valeant Pharmaceuticals Market driver - Growing prevalence of coagulation disorders - For a full, detailed list, view our report Market challenge - Side-effects associated with drugs - For a full, detailed list, view our report Market trend - Expected exploitation of new therapeutic use - For a full, detailed list, view our report Key questions answered in this report - What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be? - What are the key market trends? - What is driving this market? - What are the challenges to market growth? - Who are the key vendors in this market space? - What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors? - What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors? To receive personalized assistance write to us @ [email protected] with the report title in the subject line along with your questions or call us at +1 866-764-2150


News Article | November 14, 2016
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MARBURG, Germany, Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Global biotherapeutics leader CSL Behring announced today that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended granting marketing authorisation for AFSTYLA® Recombinant Human Coa...


News Article | February 22, 2017
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The study was approved by the ethics committee of the medical faculty and the university clinics of the University of Tübingen and strictly adhered to Good Clinical Practice and the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki. The study is registered at ClinicalTrials.gov (https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02115516) and in the EudraCT database, number 2013-003900-38. The study was carried out under FDA IND 15862 and with approval of the Paul-Ehrlich-Institute. Volunteers were healthy, 18–45 years old, malaria-naive adults. The full list of inclusion and exclusion criteria is given in the clinical trial protocol (Supplementary Information). All volunteers, except those in the second part who received the every 5-day regimen, received 10 mg kg−1 or 620 mg chloroquine base (Resochin, Bayer) loading dose 2 days before the first dose of PfSPZ Challenge, whichever dose was less, followed by weekly doses of 5 mg kg−1 or 310 mg through 5 days after the last dose of PfSPZ Challenge. Volunteers who were immunized on days 0, 5, and 10 received chloroquine on days 0 (loading dose), 5, 10, and 15. Randomization was performed on the day of first immunization by an independent party through provision of sealed envelopes to the syringe preparation team members, who diluted PfSPZ Challenge12, 13, 34 or loaded placebo (normal saline) into syringes at an allocation ratio of 9:5, PfSPZ:placebo. Only the syringe preparation team was aware of allocation to the intervention and had no other role in the trial. The rest of the team remained blinded until completion of CHMI of group III. PfSPZ Challenge dose escalation for groups I, II, and III was staggered by at least four weeks and in each group three sentinel volunteers (PfSPZ:placebo, 2:1) received injections one to seven days before the main group. For group I, II, and III the three immunizations were given at 28-day intervals and CHMI by DVI of 3.2 × 103 PfSPZ was done 8–10 weeks following the last immunization. In the second part the three immunizations were administered at 14-day and 5-day intervals and CHMI was done at 10 weeks post immunization. Chloroquine concentrations were measured by mass spectrometry in the blood of selected volunteers on the day before CHMI to exclude carry-over from the immunization period. Following CHMI volunteers were regularly visited for 20 weeks. The primary efficacy endpoint was the proportion of volunteers with thick blood smears positive for Pf within 21 days of CHMI, primary safety endpoint was occurrence of related grade 3 or serious adverse events from first chloroquine dose until the end of the follow-up. We performed a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial in healthy, malaria-naive, 18–45 year olds (TÜCHMI-002; ClinicalTrials.gov ID: NCT02115516). Between 1 May and 4 July 2014, 42 volunteers were randomized to receive either three doses of normal saline (placebo) or 3.2 × 103 PfSPZ (PfSPZ Challenge12, 13, 34) (group I), 1.28 × 104 PfSPZ (group II), or 5.12 × 104 PfSPZ (group III) by DVI12, 13 at four-week intervals (Extended Data Fig. 2). All volunteers received oral chemoprophylaxis with chloroquine starting with a loading dose (10 mg kg−1 chloroquine base or 620 mg, whichever dose was less) two days before first PfSPZ inoculation followed by weekly maintenance doses (5 mg kg−1) through five days after last PfSPZ inoculation; total of 10 doses. Chloroquine is not active against SPZ or liver-stage parasites35 and Pf asexual blood-stage parasites leave the liver between days 5 and 6 following inoculation36; hence dosing five days following inoculation ensured high drug levels upon liver egress. Dose-escalation was staggered in four-week intervals and at each dose escalation the ratio of placebo-immunized to PfSPZ-CVac-immunized subjects was 5:9. Following PfSPZ dose escalation, accelerated regimens (14- and 5-day intervals) were assessed using essentially the same procedures. A full report will be published separately. Eight to ten weeks after last vaccine or placebo dose (51–67 days after last chloroquine dose), protective efficacy was assessed by CHMI using DVI with PfSPZ Challenge12, 13. Daily thick blood smears were performed as previously described37 from day 6 to 21, following each DVI for immunization and CHMI, during antimalarial treatment and at each late follow-up visit. Slides were considered positive when at least two readers detected two unambiguous parasites, each. A negative slide was defined as no observed parasites in the volume of blood required to detect with 95% probability less than 10 parasites per μl (~0.5 μl). In case of discordance, a third reading was performed. In addition, 1.2 ml blood was sampled in EDTA tubes (Sarstedt) for nucleic acid extraction at the same time-points. DNA extraction control 610 (Bioline) was added and total nucleic acid (DNA and RNA) was isolated from 0.5 ml blood using the QIAamp DNA blood mini kit (Qiagen) according to the manufacturer’s specifications but without addition of RNase. Parasitaemia was calculated from a standard curve generated from serially diluted (2–20,000 parasites per ml) Pf 3D7 ring-stage synchronized cultured parasites, counted by microscopy and cytometry. All purified nucleic acid samples were stored at –20 °C until time of use. Reverse transcription quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT–qPCR) was performed using TaqMan RNA-to-CT 1-Step Kit using published primers and probes38, with a different fluorophore and addition of a minor groove binder (probe: VIC-ATGGCCGTTTTTAGTTCGTG-NFQMGB; primers: 5′-GCTCTTTCTTGATTTCTTGGATG-3′ and 5′-AGCAGGTTAAGATCTCGTTCG-3′). Reactions were done in 384 wells at 48 °C for 20 min (reverse transcription), 96 °C for 10 min (enzyme activation), and 45 cycles of 95 °C for 15 s, 62 °C 1 min. Samples were run as triplicates with no-template control, no-RT control and positive controls in the same plate. Amplification controls were assessed manually and cycle values (C ) were calculated with the second derivative maximum method (LightCycler 480 software; version 1.5.1.62). The assay was validated in accordance to MIQE guidelines38, 39 and had a lower limit of quantification of 3 parasites per ml. qPCR results were not reported to the clinical and microscopy teams during the study period to maintain blinding of the study. Sample size was calculated with the intention to show, with a power of 80% and a two-tailed alpha of 5%, a difference in proportion of infected volunteers of 25% or less of immunized volunteers and 99% in controls, allocated in a 2:1 ratio (8 PfSPZ:4 controls), allowing for one dropout in each group (9:5). Clinical data were captured on paper case report forms and transferred to an electronic database (OpenClinica; version 3.2) by double data entry. Efficacy data were reported as proportions (primary) and time to parasitaemia. Safety and tolerability data were listed and reported as summary statistics. Results of immunological assays were explored by post hoc analyses and used to generate hypotheses about correlates and immunological mechanisms of protection. Analyses were coded in R (version 3.2.3)40 when not otherwise stated. Where possible, estimate and 95% confidence interval are given. Box plots display median (middle line), 25th (lower hinge) and 75th (upper hinge) quartile. Whiskers extend to values within 1.5× the inter-quartile ranges of the lower and upper hinges, respectively. A two-sided P value less than 5% was considered statistically significant. Flow cytometry data were analysed with Pestle v1.7, SPICE v5.3 (ref. 41) and Prism 6 (GraphPad). Graphs were rendered in FlowJo, SPICE, and Prism. For vaccine immunogenicity, comparisons to pre-vaccine were performed using Wilcoxon signed rank test with Bonferroni correction for multiple comparisons or two-way ANOVA with Bonferroni correction, as specified in the text. Immune responses assessed at baseline, two weeks after final immunization, and at the time of CHMI were compared to outcome (parasitaemia or no parasitaemia) after CHMI. Assessment of immune responses that correlated with sterile protection was made using a stratified Wilcoxon test controlling for vaccine dose group as a covariate. Sera were assessed for vaccine-induced antibodies by ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay), immunofluorescence assay, inhibition of sporozoite invasion assay and protein arrays representing 91% of the Pf proteome. ELISAs were performed for antigens first expressed in PfSPZ (PfCSP, PfSSP2/TRAP, PfCelTOS, PfMSP5, PfAMA1), early liver stages (PfEXP1 and PfLSA1) and late liver stages (PfMSP1 and PfEBA175). The ELISA methods for each antigen are described below. Recombinant (r) proteins used in ELISA assays are listed in Supplementary Table 7. 96-well plates (Nunc Maxisorp Immuno Plate) were coated overnight at 4 °C with 0.5 μg to 2.0 μg recombinant proteins (Supplementary Table 7) in 50 μl per well in coating buffer (KPL). Plates were washed three times with 2 mM imidazole, 160 mM NaCl, 0.02% Tween 20, 0.5 mM EDTA and blocked with 1% Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) blocking buffer (KPL) containing 1% or 5% non-fat dry milk (Supplementary Table 7) for 1 h at 37 °C. Plates were washed three times and serially diluted serum samples (in triplicates) were added and incubated at 37 °C for 1 h. After three washes, peroxidase labelled goat anti-human IgG (KPL) was added at a dilution of 0.05 μg ml−1 to 0.2 μg ml−1 (Supplementary Table 7) and incubated at 37 °C for 1 h. Plates were washed three times, ABTS peroxidase substrate was added for plate development, and the plates were incubated for defined periods at 22 °C room temperature (Supplementary Table 7). The plates were read with a Spectramax Plus384 microplate reader (Molecular Devices) at 405 nm. The data were collected using Softmax Pro GXP v5 and fit to a 4-parameter logistic curve, to calculate the serum dilution at OD 1.0. A negative control (pooled serum from non-immune individuals from malaria free area) was included in all assays. The following positive control sera were used for the different antigens: serum from an individual with anti-PfCSP antibodies for PfCSP; pooled sera from individuals immunized with PfLSA-1 and PfEBA-175 subunit vaccines respectively for PfLSA1 and PfEBA175; pooled sera from volunteers from a malaria-endemic area (acquired from a blood bank in Kenya) for PfAMA1, PfEXP1, and PfMSP1. No positive control sera were available for PfMSP5, PfSSP2/TRAP or PfCelTOS. Samples were considered positive if the difference between the post-immunization OD 1.0 and the pre-immunization OD 1.0 (net OD 1.0) was ≥50 and the ratio of post-immunization OD 1.0 to pre-immunization OD 1.0 (ratio) was ≥3. Purified PfSPZ (NF54 strain) from aseptic Anopheles stephensi mosquitoes produced by Sanaria were resuspended in phosphate buffered saline (PBS (pH 7.4)) to obtain 5 × 103 PfSPZ per 40 μl. 40 μl (5 × 103 PfSPZ) were added to each well of Greiner cellstar clear-bottom black 96-well plates (Sigma-Aldrich). After addition of the suspension, plates were left at room temperature for 12–18 h for air-drying. 50 μl of sera diluted in PBS with 2% BSA were added to each well of the 96-well plate containing air-dried PfSPZ. Sera samples were added at twofold dilutions starting at 1:50. After adding samples, plates were incubated at 37 °C for 1 h. Plates were washed in PBS three times on an Aquamax Microplate washer. Alexa Fluor 488 conjugated goat anti-human IgG (Molecular Probes) was diluted to 1:250 in PBS with 2% BSA and 50 μl was added to each well. The plates were then incubated for 1 h at 37 °C. Plates were washed three times with PBS on an Aquamax Microplate washer. 100 μl PBS was added to each well. The plates were sealed using a plate sealer and stored in the dark at 4 °C until data acquisition. Samples were assessed by scanning the plates using an Acumen eX3 laser scanning imaging cytometer. The positive control was pooled human serum taken two weeks after the last immunization from 12 uninfected volunteers immunized 4 or 5 times with 1.35 × 105 PfSPZ Vaccine5. The Acumen image cytometer scans the entire surface area of each well in a 96-well plate and the fluorescence intensity values (arbitrary units) therefore represent the signal from all 5 × 103 PfSPZ that were seeded in each well. The data obtained from the Acumen image cytometer were plotted to fit a 4-parameter sigmoidal curve in GraphPad Prism software using serum dilution (log transformed) as the x axis variable and arbitrary fluorescence units (AFU) on the y axis. Over many iterations during development of this assay we have determined that sera from naive volunteers in the USA and Europe, including pre-immune sera, always register an arbitrary fluorescence value less than 2 × 105 even at the highest concentration (1:50 dilution, see above) used in this assay. Moreover, for sera that react to PfSPZ, 2 × 105 AFU falls in the exponential portion of their sigmoidal curves. Therefore, 2 × 105 was chosen as a threshold in the automated immunofluorescence assay and the results for each volunteer for antibodies to PfSPZ are reported as the reciprocal serum dilution at which fluorescence intensity was equal to 2 × 105 AFU. HC-04 (1F9) (ref. 42) cells (hepatocytes) were obtained from the Naval Medical Research Center. Master and working cell banks were produced, and after establishing they were free of mycoplasma, were quality control released. For the assay they were cultured in complete medium (10% FBS in DMEM/F12 with 100 units per ml penicillin and 100 μg per ml streptomycin; Gibco by Life Technologies) in Entactic-Collagen IV-Laminin (ECL)-coated 96-well clear bottom black well plates (Greiner Bio-One North America) at a density of 2.5 × 104 cells per well, and incubated for 24 h at 37 °C, 5% CO with 85% relative humidity. Twenty-four hours later cells were infected with 104 aseptic, purified, cryopreserved PfSPZ per well, without or with sera diluted in a 12-point series from subjects immunized with PfSPZ Vaccine. The assay control included PfSPZ added with media alone. All subjects were assessed at pre-immunization (baseline), post-immunization and pre-CHMI time points. Three hours later, PfSPZ that had not invaded the HC-04 cells were removed by washing three times with Dulbecco’s phosphate-buffered saline (DPBS), and the cultures were fixed using 4% paraformaldehyde for 15 min at room temperature. Differential immunostaining was performed to differentiate between PfSPZ inside the hepatocytes versus PfSPZ outside the hepatocytes. PfSPZ outside the hepatocytes were stained with an anti-PfCSP mAb (2A10, 6.86 μg ml−1) (Protein Potential LLC, with permission from New York University School of Medicine) conjugated with Alexa Fluor 633 (far-red) (1 μg ml−1; custom-conjugated at GenScript). The hepatocytes were then permeabilized with 0.1% Triton X-100 for 10 min at room temperature, and the PfSPZ inside the hepatocytes were stained with the anti-PfCSP mAb (2A10, 6.86 μg ml−1) conjugated with Alexa Fluor 488 (green; 1 μg ml−1, conjugated from Genscript). The numbers and intensity of infected hepatocytes (green only) were counted by scanning the plates using an Acumen eX3 laser scanning imaging cytometer. The data obtained from the Acumen image cytometer were plotted to fit a 4-parameter sigmoidal curve in GraphPad Prism software using serum dilution (log transformed) as the x axis variable and arbitrary fluorescence units on the y axis. 75% inhibition was interpolated from the sigmoidal curves as the reciprocal serum dilution at which the fluorescent intensity of infected wells with serum was 25% of the negative control without serum. The number of invaded PfSPZ scored in this assay in the absence of sera ranged from 400–600 (intensity of 1–3 × 106 fluorescence units) (4% to 6% of those added to the wells). A whole-proteome microarray with 91% coverage of the Pf proteome (PfWPM) was produced by Antigen Discovery, Inc. (ADI). Proteins were expressed as previously described43 from a library of Pf partial or complete open reading frames (ORFs) cloned into a T7 expression vector pXI using an in vitro transcription and translation (IVTT) system, the Escherichia coli cell-free Rapid Translation System (RTS) kit (5 Prime). The library was created through an in vivo recombination cloning process with PCR-amplified Pf ORFs, and a complementary linearized expressed vector transformed into chemically competent E. coli was amplified by PCR and cloned into pXI vector using a high-throughput PCR recombination cloning method described elsewhere44. Each expressed protein includes a 5′ polyhistidine (HIS) epitope and 3′ haemagglutinin (HA) epitope. After expressing the proteins according to manufacturer’s instructions, translated proteins were printed onto nitrocellulose-coated glass AVID slides (Grace Bio-Labs) using an Omni Grid Accent robotic microarray printer (Digilabs, Inc.). Microarray chip printing and protein expression were quality checked by probing random slides with anti-HIS and anti-HA monoclonal antibodies with fluorescent labelling. PfWPM chips contained 7,455 Pf peptide fragments, representing proteins from 4,805 unique genes, 302 IgG positive control spots and 192 spotted IVTT reactions without Pf ORFs (IVTT controls). For each PfWPM chip, 3 replicates were printed per microarray slide on 3 nitrocellulose pads. IgG-positive control spots were included as an assay control, whereas IVTT control spots were included as a sample-level normalization factor. Serum samples were diluted 1:100 in a 3 mg ml−1 E. coli lysate solution in protein arraying buffer (Maine Manufacturing) and incubated at room temperature for 30 min. Chips were rehydrated in blocking buffer for 30 min. Blocking buffer was removed, and chips were probed with pre-incubated serum samples using sealed, fitted slide chambers to ensure no cross-contamination of sample between pads. Chips were incubated overnight at 4 °C with agitation. Chips were washed five times with TBS-0.05% Tween 20, followed by incubation with biotin-conjugated goat anti-human IgG (Jackson ImmunoResearch) diluted 1:200 in blocking buffer at room temperature. Chips were washed three times with TBS-0.05% Tween 20, followed by incubation with streptavidin-conjugated SureLight P-3 (Columbia Biosciences) at room temperature protected from light. Chips were washed three times with TBS-0.05% Tween 20, three times with TBS, and once with water. Chips were air dried by centrifugation at 1,000g for 4 min and scanned on a ScanArray Express HT spectral scanner (Perkin-Elmer), and spot and background intensities were measured using an annotated grid file (.GAL). Data were exported and normalized using the IVTT control spots for statistical analysis in R40. Raw spot and local background fluorescence intensities, spot annotations and sample phenotypes were imported and merged in R, where all subsequent procedures were performed40. Foreground spot intensities were adjusted by local background by subtraction, and negative values were converted to 1. Next, all foreground values were transformed using the base 2 logarithm (log ). The dataset was normalized to remove systematic effects by subtracting the median signal intensity of the IVTT controls for each sample. As the IVTT control spots carry the chip, sample and batch-level systematic effects, but also antibody background activity to the IVTT system, this procedure normalizes the data and provides a relative measure of the specific antibody binding to the non-specific antibody binding to the IVTT controls (a.k.a. background). With the normalized data, a value of 0.0 means that the intensity is no different than the background and a value of 1.0 indicates a doubling with respect to background. A seropositivity threshold was established for each protein on the chip using the top 2.5th percentile of the pre-immunization samples for each protein. Reactive antigens were defined as those that had seropositive responses after immunization and before CHMI, but which did not show seropositive responses in the mock-immunization group. PBMCs were isolated by density-gradient centrifugation from heparinized whole blood. Assessment of cellular immune responses using multi-parameter flow cytometry was performed on PBMCs from cryopreserved samples at the completion of the study, as described6. In brief, PBMCs were thawed and rested in complete RPMI for 8 h followed by stimulation for 17 h with: (1) 1.5 × 105 viable, irradiated, aseptic, purified, cryopreserved PfSPZ from a single production lot; (2) PfSPZ Vaccine diluent (1% human serum albumin, HSA, CSL Behring); (3) 2 × 105 lysed RBC, >90% infected with late-stage schizonts (PfRBC) from a single production lot; or (4) 2 × 105 donor-matched uninfected erythrocytes from a single production lot. For the last 5 h of the stimulation, 10 μg ml−1 Brefeldin A (BD) was added to the culture. After stimulation, cells were stained as previously described45. The staining panels are shown in Supplementary Table 8 and the antibody clones and manufacturers are shown in Supplementary Table 9. Briefly, cells were surface stained with CCR7 at 37 °C for 20 min. Dead cells were identified by Aqua Live-Dead dye (Invitrogen), as per manufacturer’s instructions. This was followed by 15 min surface staining at room temperature for CD4, CD8, CD14, CD38, CD45RA, CD56, CD57, CD127, CD161, TCR-γδ, TCR-Vδ1, TCR-Vδ2, TCR-Vγ9, TCR-Vα7.2, CXCR6, or PD-1. Cells were washed, fixed, and permeabilized using Cytofix/Cytoperm kit (BD) and stained intracellularly for CD3, IFN-γ, IL-2, TNF-α, IL-4, IL-10, perforin, or Ki-67. Cells were washed, fixed in 0.5% paraformaldehyde, and measured on a modified LSR II (BD). Flow cytometry data were analysed using FlowJo v9.9 (Tree Star) blinded to vaccination group and CHMI outcome. All antigen-specific cytokine frequencies are reported after background subtraction of identical gates from the same sample incubated with the control antigen stimulation (HSA or uninfected erythrocytes). The data that support the findings of these studies are available in part on request from the corresponding author (S.L.H.) subject to restrictions. Some data are not publicly available, as they contain information that could compromise research participant privacy/consent.


DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Alpha 1-Antitrypsin (AAT) Replacement Therapy Market: Size, Trends and Forecast (2016-2020)" report to their offering. Global Alpha 1-Antitrypsin (AAT) Replacement Therapy Market: Size, Trends and Forecast (2016-2020) provides an in-depth analysis of the global AAT Replacement Therapy market with detailed analysis of market sizing, growth and market share. The report provides market size by value and volume along with the supply trend prevailing in the market. The report provides detail market analysis of the major products available in the market for treating AAT deficiency. The four major products included are, Prolastin, Glassia, Zemaira, and Aralast. Among which, Prolastin had the monopoly in the market for over 25 years, Asit was the first AAT Replacement Therapy available in the market for the treatement. The report also assesses the key opportunities in the market and outlines the factors that are and will be driving the growth of the industry. Growth of the overall global AAT Replacement Therapy market has also been forecasted for the period 2016-2020, taking into consideration the previous growth patterns, the growth drivers and the current and future trends. The competition in the global AAT Replacement Therapy market is stiff and dominated by the big players like Grifols. Further, key players of the AAT Replacement Therapy market, Kamada, Shire and CSL Behring are also profiled with their financial information and respective business strategies. For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7nndwb/global_alpha


Dickneite G.,CSL Behring | Hoffman M.,Duke University
Thrombosis and Haemostasis | Year: 2014

Newer oral anticoagulants offer several advantages over traditional agents (e.g. warfarin), but they are still associated with a bleeding risk and currently there is no validated reversal treatment for them. While there is little support for the use of fresh frozen plasma, and limited data available on the effects of activated recombinant factor VII, pre-clinical data suggest that prothrombin complex concentrates (PCCs) may have potential in this setting. PCCs are currently used to successfully reverse warfarin-induced anticoagulation; however, clinical evidence for their use with new oral anticoagulants is lacking, with most of the available data coming from preclinical animal studies. Furthermore, there appears to be variation in the ability of different PCCs to reverse the coagulopathy induced by the new anticoagulants, and a lack of correlation between the reversal of laboratory test results and the reversal of anticoagulant-induced bleeding. Although there have been encouraging results, care must be taken in generalising findings from animal models and nonbleeding human subjects to the situation in bleeding patients. Ultimately, more evidence supporting anticoagu-lation reversal for new anticoagulants is needed, particularly regarding the treatment of bleeding in human patients in a clinical setting. According to the current evidence, use of PCCs may be considered a reasonable approach in dire clinical situations; however, a consensus has not yet been reached regarding PCC use or dosing, due to lack of clinical data. © Schattauer 2014.


Although new oral anticoagulants (NOACs) represent an advance in anticoagulant therapy over vitamin K antagonists (VKAs), they nevertheless have a low, but significant risk for bleeding complications. Reversal agents for VKAs, such as prothrombin complex concentrates (PCCs), are currently being evaluated in preclinical studies for NOAC reversal. This article reviews the preclinical data for the most extensively studied PCC for NOAC reversal, Beriplex, a 4-factor PCC. The results from the Beriplex studies are also compared with those obtained with other reversal agents, including different nonactivated PCCs, activated PCCs, and recombinant activated factor VII. © 2014 Elsevier Inc.


News Article | March 1, 2017
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KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Global biotherapeutics leader CSL Behring announced today that it has completed the largest ever Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) trial, known as PATH (Polyneuropathy And Treatment with Hizentra®).  The Phase III c...


SAN DIEGO, Dec. 3, 2016  /PRNewswire/ -- Global biotherapeutics leader CSL Behring today announced new results from its Phase III clinical development program evaluating IDELVION® Coagulation Factor IX (Recombinant), Albumin Fusion Protein, the company's novel, long-actin...


KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Dec. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CSL Limited (ASX: CSL), parent company of CSL Behring, has recorded another strong performance in corporate responsibility, outlining in its 2015/16 report the top 15 sustainability aspects important to its operations and stakeholders....

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