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Certolizumab pegol

Certolizumab pegol (CDP870) (proposed tradename Cimzia) is a PEGylated Fab' fragment of a humanized TNF inhibitor monoclonal antibody.

It is the subject of phase III clinical trials in both Crohn's disease[1] and rheumatoid arthritis. [2]

Positive results have been demonstrated in two phase III trials (PRECiSE 1 and 2) of certolizumab pegol vs placebo in moderate to severe active Crohn's disease.

In addition, data from both trials suggest it is well-tolerated. As yet its efficacy has not been directly compared to other anti-TNF-alpha agents.


  1. ^ Sandborn WJ, Feagan BG, Stoinov S, et al (2007). "Certolizumab pegol for the treatment of Crohn's disease". N. Engl. J. Med. 357 (3): 228-38. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa067594. PMID 17634458.
  2. ^ Kaushik VV, Moots RJ (2005). "CDP-870 (certolizumab) in rheumatoid arthritis". Expert opinion on biological therapy 5 (4): 601-6. doi:10.1517/14712598.5.4.601. PMID 15934837.
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