PPTA Statements

Statement from Jan M. Bult, President & CEO, Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association

Yesterday, a Congressional committee took an unprecedented step that limits access to innovative life-saving medications relied upon by thousands of patients living with rare diseases. The repeal of the Orphan Drug Tax Credit would have devastating effects for those facing chronic and genetic diseases, as it has proven to be essential to the development of hundreds of medicines, including plasma protein therapies.

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Plasma protein product safety and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD)

Introduction
A recent publication in the Emerging Infectious Diseases journal (published online on June 12, 2017) describes two individuals with bleeding disorders who were diagnosed with sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (sCJD) (1). The authors of this scientific report have not established a causal link between the treatment with clotting factors and the development of sporadic CJD and concluded that “the occurrence of these cases may simply reflect a chance event in the context of systematic surveillance for CJD in large populations”.

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PPTA is Proud to Support Rare Disease Day 2017

The Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association (PPTA) is proud to support Rare Disease Day, an annual international event that seeks to raise awareness about rare diseases and the patients and families that are affected by a rare disease.

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PPTA Statement on the Documentary “Das Geschäft mit dem Blut”

PPTA has viewed the documentary "Das Geschäft mit dem Blut" / "Le business du sang" that will air on Feb. 21, 2017 in Germany, France, and Belgium on ARTE TV. PPTA strongly objects to the content of the documentary because it is not factual and contains numerous inaccuracies and misinformation.

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Zika Virus and Plasma Protein Therapies

Updated Oct. 3, 2016

Recent scientific and public press reports have heightened awareness of the emergence of Zika virus (ZIKV) in the Americas1,2 and the causal relationship between prenatal ZIKV infection and microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects3,4.

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PPTA Recognizes World PI Week: April 22-29, 2016

April 22, 2016—The Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association (PPTA) stands together with the global primary immunodeficiency community to promote World PI Week, a global campaign aimed to raise awareness and improve diagnosis and treatment of PI.

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PPTA Statement on MSM Donor Policy

[Blood Products Advisory Committee Meeting on December 2, 2014]

The Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association (PPTA) is the international trade association and standards-setting organization for the world’s major producers of plasma-derived and recombinant analog therapies, collectively referred to as plasma protein therapies. Plasma protein therapies are used in the treatment of a number of rare diseases.

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