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posted on 2023-03-12, 22:40 authored by Arnold Lee

  

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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.  Arnold Lee is a salaried 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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Abstract 

Ublituximab (ublituximab-xiiy; BRIUMVI™) is a glycoengineered anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody developed by TG Therapeutics, Inc. for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS). The mechanism of action of ublituximab involves the depletion of B cells via antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity, as B cells have a key role in the pathogenesis of MS. Ublituximab is the first anti-CD20 treatment that is administered twice-yearly as 1-hour infusions, following the initial doses. In December 2022, ublituximab received its first global approval in the USA for the treatment of adults with relapsing forms of MS, including clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting disease, and active secondary progressive disease. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of ublituximab leading to this first approval in this indication. 

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