Active Ankylosing Spondylitis or Non-Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis

DrugDrug NameDrug Description
DB08904Certolizumab pegolCertolizumab pegol is a pegylated monoclonal antibody against the tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha).[A176585] It is formed with a humanized Fab fragment of 50 kDa, from an IgG 1 isotype, fused to a 40 kDa polyethylene glycol moiety replacing the Fc antibody region. The absence of the Fc region was ideated to prevent complement fixation and antibody-mediated cytotoxicity as well as to markedly increase its half-life.[A176606] Certolizumab does not require glycosylation for active function and hence, its production is significantly more affordable when compared to other existing TNF-alpha therapies as it can be done directly in bacterial hosts such as _E. coli_.[A176606] It was developed and manufactured by UCB Pharma, first FDA approved in 2008[L4894] and updated for a new indication on March 28, 2019.[L5819]
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