The investigational therapy options for hemophilia patients - a plasma protein-free rFVIII (BAY 81-8973) and a long-acting rFVIII (BAY 94-9027) - are both currently in Phase III clinical trials.
In February 2014, Bayer HealthCare announced positive results from the PROTECT VIII trial evaluating Bayer's site-specific PEGylated rFVIII (BAY 94-9027).
"This investment will be one of the largest in the history of Bayer HealthCare and reflects our strong commitment in the field of hemophilia A," said Dr Olivier Brandicourt, ceo, Bayer HealthCare.
Bayer's approved hemophilia A therapy product Kogenate FS/Kogenate Bayer is manufactured exclusively in Berkeley, California, USA.
Establishing an additional supply source in Germany will help the company to prepare for production of the anticipated new therapy options and address the growing demand in this therapeutic area.