Press Releases

PPTA Recognizes World PI Week: April 22-29, 2015

April 20, 2015—The Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association 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 PID.

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PPTA Recognizes 8th Annual International Rare Disease Day

The Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association joins more than 300 organizations in 56 countries in recognizing the 8th annual International Rare Disease Day on February 28. 

Sponsored by the National Organization of Rare Disorders and Rare Diseases Europe, Rare Diseases Day seeks to raise awareness among the general public and policymakers about rare diseases, impacting lives all over the globe. 

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PPTA Introduces New Cross Donation Check System

Annapolis, MD—The Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association (PPTA) recently launched the Cross Donation Check System (CDCS), a new electronic database designed to assist plasma centers in checking donors more efficiently and effectively.

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Ensuring Access to Medicines for Patients: Pharmaceutical Industry Associations Release ‘Principles for Communication of Information on Quality and Manufacturing Potential Supply Disruption’

(20th January 2015 – Brussels) – AESGP, EFPIA, EGA, and PPTA are pleased to announce today’s release of the joint principles for “Communication of information on quality and manufacturing potential supply disruption”. This document forms part of the  industry response to the EMA (European Medicines Agency) call for voluntary and proactive action, to provide European patients with continuous access to medicines.

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PPTA Recognizes First Plasma Collection Centers Certified in Hungary

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association (PPTA) has awarded Plazmaferezis Állomás Kft (PFÁ), a member operating within the Kedrion group of companies, with International Quality Plasma Program (IQPP) certification for its plasma collection centers in Hungary; two in Budapest and one in Debrecen. The three centers are the first in the country to become IQPP certified.

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PPTA Letter to Stakeholders re: European Data Program Update

Dear PPTA Stakeholders:

I would like to provide a status report on implementation of PPTA’s European Data Program.

As you know, PPTA launched the program in November 2013 starting with the reporting of Recombinant Factor VIII data. We committed as well to soon begin reporting data on a more complete set of plasma protein therapies. Today we are able to honor that commitment. Please click here to access the data.

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