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Mirikizumab: First Approval

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posted on 2023-06-26, 22:01 authored by Susan Keam


Funding The preparation of this review was not supported by any external funding.

Authorship and Conflict of interest During the peer review process the manufacturer of the agent under review was offered an opportunity to comment on the article. Changes resulting from any comments received were made by the authors on the basis of scientific completeness and accuracy. Susan J. Keam is a contracted employee of Adis International Ltd/Springer Nature, and declares no relevant conflicts of interest. All authors contributed to the review and are responsible for the article content.

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Mirikizumab (Omvoh®), a humanized IgG4 anti-human IL-23p19 monoclonal antibody, is being developed by Eli Lilly and Company Ltd for the treatment of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Mirikizumab was approved in March 2023 in Japan for use as induction and maintenance therapy in patients with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis who have an inadequate response to conventional therapy or therapies and is the first IL-23p19 inhibitor to be approved for this indication. Mirikizumab was granted a positive opinion in the EU in March 2023 for the treatment of adult patients with moderately to severely active UC who have had an inadequate response with, lost response to, or were intolerant to either conventional therapy or a biologic treatment. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of mirikizumab leading to this first approval for use in ulcerative colitis.

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