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Zimberelimab: First Approval

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posted on 2021-10-31, 21:36 authored by Anthony Markham


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. A. Markham 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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Zimberelimab (誉妥®) is an anti-programmed cell death protein-1 (PD-1) monoclonal antibody being developed by Gloria Biosciences, Arcus Biosciences and Taiho Pharmaceutical Co. for the treatment of various cancers including cervical cancer, non-small cell lung cancer and classical Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Based on the results of a phase II trial, zimberelimab was recently approved for marketing in China as treatment for relapsed or refractory classical Hodgkin’s lymphoma. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of zimberelimab leading to this first approval.

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