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Regulatory Matters


November 30, 2018 – EMA has published revised guidelines on the tests and studies needed to support marketing authorisation applications for certain haemophilia medicines. The revised guideline for haemophilia medicines for factor VIII deficiency was published in July 2018 and the revised guideline addressing medicines for factor IX deficiency was published today.

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