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Scandinavian Biopharma enters distribution agreement

Lisa Sandberg

Scandinavian Biopharma has entered into a distribution agreement with Bio Products Laboratory Limited (BPL), a manufacturer of plasma-derived protein therapies, for their factor X deficiency product Coagadex.

Coagadex is a treatment for factor X deficiency bleeding disorder in Europe. Coagadex is indicated for the treatment and prophylaxis of bleeding episodes and for perioperative management in patients with hereditary factor X deficiency.

Factor X deficiency

Factor X deficiency is a rare and serious condition caused by not having enough of the Factor X protein in the blood; this protein plays a crucial role in coagulation (blood clotting) which helps patients stop bleeding. People with Factor X deficiency are at increased risk of bleeding or experience excessive or prolonged bleeding. Severely affected individuals, usually children, have an increased risk of bleeding inside the brain, in the lungs or in the gastrointestinal tract, which can be life-threatening. Hereditary Factor X deficiency is very rare and affects approximately 700 patients in Europe.

“We are very proud to be able to make this unique product available in the Nordic countries and the Baltic states. Until recently, the treatments available were designed for other diseases and contain larger amounts of other proteins, such as factors II and IX, in addition to factor X. With Coagadex you replace exactly what’s missing for the patients who suffer from this rare disease and this gives the product a favorable safety profile,” says Lisa Sandberg, VP Marketing at Scandinavian Biopharma.

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