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Iain Simpson
This Industry Update covers the period from 1 October through to 31 October 2016, and is based on information sourced from company press releases, scientific literature, patents and various news websites. The month saw several news items covering drug-delivery devices, including a new sensor to monitor and support the use of inhalers; launch in the UK of a new autoinjector for Cimzia(®), UCB's rheumatoid arthritis drug; and approval of Roche's Lucentis(®) in a prefilled syringe. Research was also published to show the value of continuous blood pressure monitoring in dementia management...
February 2017: Therapeutic Delivery
Emma D Deeks
Certolizumab pegol (Cimzia(®)) is a subcutaneously administered polyethylene glycolylated (PEGylated) antigen-binding fragment of a recombinant human monoclonal antibody that selectively neutralizes TNFα. The drug is indicated for a variety of inflammatory autoimmune diseases, including Crohn's disease (CD), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), based on its benefit in these settings in well-designed clinical trials. In these studies, certolizumab pegol (as first- or subsequent-line therapy) reduced the severity of CD when used as an induction or maintenance therapy, and improved the signs/symptoms and slowed the radiographic progression of RA (with or without concomitant methotrexate), PsA and axSpA...
December 2016: BioDrugs: Clinical Immunotherapeutics, Biopharmaceuticals and Gene Therapy
Moheb Boktor, Andrew Motlis, Avinash Aravantagi, Ankur Sheth, Paul Jordan, James Morris, Kenneth Manas, Nazneen Hussain, Urska Cvek, Marjan Trutschl, Felix Becker, J Steven Alexander
BACKGROUND: Biological therapy targeting tumor necrosis factor-alfa has revolutionized the treatment of Crohn's disease (CD). Our study retrospectively reviewed clinical outcomes of 60 patients administratively substituted from Infliximab or Adalimumab to Certolizumab. Maintenance of disease and failure rates after substitution of anti-tumor necrosis factor-alfa agents in CD patients were monitored over 1 year, and this is the first outcomes study of patients maintained on Infliximab or Adalimumab substituted to Certolizumab...
June 2016: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Gloria S Z Tun, Alan J Lobo
INTRODUCTION: TNF-α antagonists have transformed the treatment of patients with Crohn's disease (CD). Certolizumab pegol (CZP) is the third TNF-α antagonist to be approved for use in the United States but is not currently approved in Europe. AREAS COVERED: This review evaluates the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and efficacy of CZP in CD. Safety, immunogenicity and its use in pregnancy have also been assessed. A literature search was conducted using Pub Med (2004 - 2014) for the terms 'Crohn's disease' and 'certolizumab pegol' or 'certolizumab' or 'cimzia'...
February 2015: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
Shaun D Fontaine, Ralph Reid, Louise Robinson, Gary W Ashley, Daniel V Santi
Michael-addition of a thiol to a maleimide is commonly used for bioconjugation of drugs to macromolecules. Indeed, both current FDA-approved antibody-drug conjugates-Brentuximab vedotin and Trastuzumab emtansine-and one approved PEGylated conjugate-Cimzia-contain a thiol-maleimide adduct. However, the ultimate in vivo fate of such adducts is to undergo disruptive cleavage by thiol exchange or stabilizing ring opening. Therapeutic efficacy of a conjugate can be compromised by thiol exchange and the released drug may show toxicities...
January 21, 2015: Bioconjugate Chemistry
Sohita Dhillon
Certolizumab pegol (Cimzia(®)) is a polyethylene glycolylated antigen-binding fragment of a recombinant human monoclonal antibody that binds to and selectively neutralizes tumour necrosis factor (TNF) α. In the EU, subcutaneous certolizumab pegol is indicated for the treatment of adults with severe active axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), comprising ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and non-radiographic axSpA (nr-axSpA), and for adults with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA). In the USA it is indicated for the treatment of adults with active AS or active PsA...
June 2014: Drugs
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February 3, 2014: Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
Emma D Deeks
Certolizumab pegol (Cimzia(®)) is a recombinant, polyethylene glycolylated, antigen-binding fragment of a humanized monoclonal antibody that selectively targets and neutralizes tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α. The drug is indicated for subcutaneous use every 2 or 4 weeks (q2w or q4w) for the treatment of adults with moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The efficacy of subcutaneous certolizumab pegol in adults with active RA has been investigated in several well designed, placebo-controlled trials...
January 2013: Drugs
J Rosa, M Sabelli, Enrique R Soriano
A new anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) inhibitor with a novel mechanism of action has entered phase 3 trials in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Certolizumab pegol (Cimzia(®)) is a humanized Fab' antibody fragment against TNF-α with a polyethylene glycol tail that prevents complement-dependent and antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity or apoptosis. Four randomized clinical trials have been published so far. Reported results are similar to those published in previous studies with other TNF-α inhibitors, with ACR20, ACR50, and ACR70 responses of around 60%, 40%, and 20%, respectively, when combined with methotrexate and slightly lower when used as monotherapy...
2010: Medical Devices: Evidence and Research
Ruth Duncan
A growing number of polymer therapeutics have entered routine clinical use as nano-sized medicines. Early products were developed as anticancer agents, but treatments for a range of diseases and different routes of administration have followed--recently the PEGylated-anti-TNF Fab Cimzia® for rheumatoid arthritis and the PEG-aptamer Macugen® for age related macular degeneration. New polymer therapeutic concepts continue to emerge with a growing number of conjugates entering clinical development, for example PEGylated-aptamers and a polymer-based siRNA delivery system...
August 2011: Current Opinion in Biotechnology
Stephan R Vavricka, Alain M Schoepfer, Georg Bansky, Janek Binek, Christian Felley, Martin Geyer, Michael Manz, Gerhard Rogler, Philippe de Saussure, Bernhard Sauter, Michael Scharl, Frank Seibold, Alex Straumann, Pierre Michetti
BACKGROUND: Certolizumab pegol (Cimzia, CZP) was approved for the treatment of Crohn's disease (CD) patients in 2007 in Switzerland as the first country worldwide. This prospective phase IV study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of CZP over 26 weeks in a multicenter cohort of practice-based patients. METHODS: Evaluation questionnaires at baseline, week 6, and week 26 were completed by gastroenterologists in hospitals and private practices. Adverse events were evaluated according to World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines...
July 2011: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
M Connock, S Tubeuf, K Malottki, A Uthman, J Round, S Bayliss, C Meads, D Moore
This paper presents a summary of the evidence review group (ERG) report into the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of certolizumab pegol (CZP) for adults with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) that have not responded adequately to treatment with conventional disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) including methotrexate (MTX), in accordance with the licensed indication, based upon the evidence submission from the manufacturer to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) as part of the single technology appraisal (STA) process...
October 2010: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
Aarat M Patel, Larry W Moreland
The past decade has been an exciting period for clinical research and patient care in rheumatoid arthritis. This is mostly due to targeted biologic agents that have changed the outcome of this disease. Certolizumab pegol (Cimzia(®), UCB Inc., GA, USA), which targets TNF-α with a different mechanism of action than widely used biologics, was initially investigated for Crohn's disease but has now been shown to be effective for rheumatoid arthritis. There have been three significant clinical trials demonstrating the efficacy of certolizumab pegol in active rheumatoid arthritis; two with combination methotrexate and one with monotherapy...
November 2010: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
Trevor A Winter, William J Sandborn, Willem Js de Villiers, Stefan Schreiber
Biologic therapies have revolutionized the treatment of Crohn's disease (CD). Targeting TNF-alpha with monoclonal antibodies has changed the therapeutic landscape for tackling refractory and complicated CD. Intravenous use of infliximab, a chimeric monoclonal antibody to TNF-alpha is, however, limited by the occurrence of adverse events, infusion reactions, infectious complications, aggravation of heart failure, the occurrence of neurological demyelinating conditions and induction of rare malignancies. The incremental development of next-generation TNF-alpha antibodies and binding proteins through antibody-engineering techniques has followed, with the aim of producing efficacious drugs that are less expensive to produce, have a convenient route of administration and have fewer side effects...
September 2007: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
Niti Goel, Sue Stephens
Certolizumab pegol (Cimzia(®)) is currently the only PEGylated anti-TNFα biologic approved for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn disease. The product, developed by UCB, is a humanized antigen-binding fragment (Fab') of a monoclonal antibody that has been conjugated to polyethylene glycol. Certolizumab pegol was approved as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis in the EU, US and Canada in 2009, and as a treatment for Crohn disease in Switzerland in 2007 and the US in 2008. Certolizumab pegol is entering into an increasingly competitive marketplace, especially in rheumatoid arthritis, but clinical data demonstrate benefits across a range of clinical, radiographic and patient reported outcomes...
March 2010: MAbs
Lisa S Smith, Michael Nelson, Christian R Dolder
OBJECTIVE: To review certolizumab pegol for the treatment of moderate-to-severe Crohn's disease (CD). DATA SOURCES: Clinical studies were identified through MEDLINE (1966-October 1, 2009), bibliographies of articles, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts,,, and New Drug Approval documents ( Search terms were CDP 870, certolizumab pegol, Cimzia, Crohn's disease, and inflammatory bowel disease. STUDY SELECTION AND DATA EXTRACTION: Human studies describing pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, efficacy, and safety of certolizumab pegol were identified...
February 2010: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
Dimiter S Dimitrov
Currently, almost all FDA approved therapeutic antibodies (except ReoPro, Lucentis and Cimzia which are Fabs), and the vast majority of those in clinical trials are full-size antibodies mostly in IgG1 format of about 150 kDa size. A fundamental problem for such large molecules is their poor penetration into tissues (e.g., solid tumors) and poor or absent binding to regions on the surface of some molecules (e.g., on the HIV envelope glycoprotein) which are fully accessible only by molecules of smaller size. Therefore, much work especially during the last decade has been aimed at developing novel scaffolds of much smaller size and high stability...
January 2009: MAbs
Alain M Schoepfer, Stephan R Vavricka, Janek Binek, Christian Felley, Martin Geyer, Michael Manz, Gerhard Rogler, Philippe de Saussure, Bernhard Sauter, Frank Seibold, Alex Straumann, Pierre Michetti
BACKGROUND: Switzerland was the first country to approve certolizumab pegol (Cimzia, CZP) for the treatment of patients with moderate to severe Crohn's disease (CD) in September 2007. This phase IV study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of CZP in a Swiss multicenter cohort of practice-based patients. METHODS: Baseline and Week 6 evaluation questionnaires were sent to all Swiss gastroenterologists in hospitals and private practices. Disease activity was assessed with the Harvey-Bradshaw Index (HBI) and adverse events were evaluated according to WHO guidelines...
June 2010: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Isabelle Pache, Gerhard Rogler, Christian Felley
More than seventy years after their initial characterisation, the aetiology of inflammatory bowel diseases remains elusive. A recent review evaluating the incidence trends of the last 25 years concluded that an increasing incidence has been observed almost worldwide. A north-south gradient is still found in Europe. Genetic associations are variably reproduced worldwide and indicate a strong impact of environmental factors. Tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) has been shown to play a critical role in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)...
May 16, 2009: Swiss Medical Weekly
Gary Laustsen, Fernando Carrillo, Jessica Johnson, Cynthia Smith
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February 2009: Nurse Practitioner
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