Cambridge, Mass. and Osaka, Japan, August 1, 2020 – Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502/NYSE:TAK) (“Takeda”), today presented three abstracts at the 72nd National Hemophilia Foundation’s Bleeding Disorders Conference, underscoring the need for real-world evidence (RWE) to advance patient-centric treatment in bleeding disorders.
RWE from these studies highlight the ongoing unmet clinical need for diagnosis, personalization and treatment optimization in patients with hemophilia and von Willebrand’s disease (VWD). Takeda’s presence at NHF Bleeding Disorders Conference includes the following presentations, which are intended for scientific discussion only:
Hemophilia A and B
Von Willebrand Disease
“Real-world evidence plays a crucial role in understanding patterns of care and the patient’s holistic experience outside of rigorous clinical studies,” said Michael Denne, VP of Medical Affairs, Hematology Rare Disease Unit at Takeda Pharmaceuticals. “Takeda is a passionate patient advocate and is working to provide critically-important personalized support that helps ensure that patients find, and remain on, the right therapy. These data highlight the gaps in diagnosis and treatment still prevalent in the bleeding disorders community today, and spotlight opportunities for Takeda to better support these patients.”
Hemophilia is a challenging chronic disease that causes longer-than-normal bleeding due to absent or deficient clotting factor in the blood.4 Hemophilia A is more common than hemophilia B; hemophilia A affects about 158,225 people, whereas hemophilia B affects about 31,247 people worldwide.5
People with hemophilia, working closely with their healthcare professionals, can live healthy lives with proper care and adequate treatment.4 Treatment regimens typically include on-demand and/or regular prophylactic infusions of factor replacement therapy to control or prevent the risk of bleeding.4,5
About von Willebrand disease (VWD)
VWD is the most common inherited bleeding disorder, affecting up to one percent of the U.S. population. VWD is caused by a deficiency or dysfunction of von Willebrand factor (VWF), one of several types of proteins in the blood that are needed to facilitate proper blood clotting.6 Due to this defect or deficiency in VWF, blood is not able to clot effectively in people with VWD, which may result in heavy menstrual periods, easy bruising or frequent nose bleeds. Bleeding caused by VWD varies greatly among patients with this disease.7
About Takeda Hematology
Takeda is a leader in hemophilia with the longest heritage and a market-leading portfolio, backed by established safety and efficacy profiles with decades of real-world experience. We have 70+ years of experience driving innovation for patients and a broad portfolio of 11 products across multiple bleeding disorders. Our experience as leaders in hematology means we are well prepared to meet today’s needs as we pursue future developments in the treatment of bleeding disorders. Together with the hematology community, we are committed to raising expectations for the future, including earlier diagnosis, earlier and better protection against bleeds, and more personalized patient care.
About Takeda Pharmaceutical Company
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to bringing Better Health and a Brighter Future to patients by translating science into highly-innovative medicines. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Rare Diseases, Neuroscience, and Gastroenterology (GI). We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people's lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust, modality-diverse pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health care in approximately 80 countries.
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