Baxter announced that it has submitted a Biologics License Application to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the approval of BAX 855, an investigational, extended half-life recombinant factor VIII (rFVIII) treatment for hemophilia A based on Advate [Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant).

The submission is based on positive results from a prospective, global, multi-center, open-label, two-arm Phase 3 study of 137 previously treated patients. The results demonstrated that BAX 855 met its primary endpoint in the control and prevention of bleeding episodes and routine prophylaxis for patients who were ≥12 years. Patients in a twice-weekly prophylaxis arm experienced a 95% reduction in median ABR as compared to those in the on-demand arm (1.9 vs. 41.5, respectively). BAX 855 was also effective in treating bleeding episodes, 96% of which were controlled with one or two infusions.

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Advate is already indicated for use in children and adults with hemophilia A for control and prevention of bleeding episodes, perioperative management, and routine prophylaxis to prevent or reduce the frequency of bleeding episodes.

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