Month: May 2011

May 24, 2011
Tuesday May 24

Industry NewsNOVO NORDISK has submitted a Biologics License Application (BLA) seeking U.S. regulatory approval for a recombinant factor XIII product for treatment of the majority of persons with congenital factor XIII deficiency. The company says it plans to file a Marketing Authorization Application with the European Medicines Agency in the second quarter of 2011.

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May 23, 2011
Monday May 23

A recent article in the Daily Mail (May 10th) discussed the decisions made by a couple after the diagnosis of their first son with severe haemophilia A. The parents appear to have been given all information and counselling, as well as being offered pre-natal diagnosis and also PGD for subsequent pregnancies. Having declined all of …

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May 19, 2011
Haemophilia and HIV stories

Mary Stewart, Oral History Curator at the British Library, writes: The British Library oral history collections contain a wealth of information about health related issues, many from a patient perspective. Two powerful collections tell the life stories of people with bleeding disorders who were infected with HIV through contaminated blood products. Of the 1200 people …

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Thursday May 19

Greetings to all and may I say how delighted I am to be joining the haemnet community. I am here to bring you the topical issues of the day and those on the horizon, think of me as your Perez Hilton, or indeed Mystic Meg. Any issues that you want to raise, any topics you …

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