POSITIVE OPINION FOR HYQVIA FOR TREATMENT OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY IMMUNODEFICIENCIES IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

 LONDON, ENGLAND, March 22, 2013 – Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) and Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc., (NASDAQ:HALO) today announced that the European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (EMA CHMP) has granted a Positive Opinion to Baxter for the use of HyQvia (solution for subcutaneous use) as replacement therapy for adult patients with primary and secondary immunodeficiencies. The product is a combination of human normal immunoglobulin (IGSC, 10%) and recombinant human hyaluronidase, which facilitates the dispersion and absorption of the IGSC .

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