Tocilizumab

Drug Profile

Tocilizumab

Alternative Names: Actemra; Anti-IL-6 receptor antibody - Chugai; Anti-interleukin-6 receptor antibody - Chugai; Atlizumab; HPM-1; MRA; MRA - Chugai; MRA-SC; R-1569; RG-1569; rhPM-1; RoActemra

Latest Information Update: 03 Jan 2017

Price : $50

At a glance

  • Originator Chugai Pharmaceutical; Osaka University
  • Developer Assistance Publique Hopitaux de Paris; Chugai Pharmaceutical; Hospital for Special Surgery; JW Pharmaceutical; Roche; University Hospital Inselspital; University of Bern; University of Pittsburgh
  • Class Antirheumatics; Monoclonal antibodies
  • Mechanism of Action Immunosuppressants; Interleukin 6 receptor antagonists
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

    Yes - Giant lymph node hyperplasia; Systemic scleroderma
  • On Fast track

    Fast track status is assigned by the US FDA so therapies with the potential to address unmet needs can move faster through development.

    No
  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Giant lymph node hyperplasia; Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis; Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Preregistration Vasculitis
  • Phase III Giant cell arteritis; Osteoarthritis; Systemic scleroderma
  • Phase II Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; Dermatomyositis; Polymyalgia rheumatica; Polymyositis
  • Phase I Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
  • Discontinued Ankylosing spondylitis; Crohn's disease; Multiple myeloma; Pancreatic cancer; Systemic lupus erythematosus

Most Recent Events

  • 30 Nov 2016 Preregistration for Vasculitis (In adolescents, In adults) in Japan (SC)
  • 27 Nov 2016 Phase-III clinical trials in Osteoarthritis (Treatment-experienced) in France (IV-infusion) (NCT02477059)
  • 12 Nov 2016 Efficacy data from the phase III GiACTA trial in Giant cell arteritis released by Genentech
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