Drug Profile


Alternative Names: ALX 0061; ANTI-IL-6R; Anti-IL-6R Nanobody

Latest Information Update: 17 Jan 2017

Price : $50

At a glance

  • Originator Ablynx
  • Class Antirheumatics; Proteins
  • Mechanism of Action Interleukin 6 receptor antagonists; Interleukin 6 receptor modulators
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

  • 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.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes
  • Available For Licensing Yes - Rheumatoid arthritis

Highest Development Phases

  • Phase II Rheumatoid arthritis; Systemic lupus erythematosus

Most Recent Events

  • 28 Nov 2016 Vobarilizumab is available for licensing as of 23 Nov 2016 in Rheumatoid arthritis
  • 09 Aug 2016 Efficacy and adverse events data from a phase IIb trial in Rheumatoid arthritis (Treatment-experienced) released by Ablynx
  • 01 Aug 2016 Ablynx completes a phase IIb trial in Rheumatoid arthritis (Treatment-experienced) in US, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Macedonia, Mexico, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Spain (NCT02309359)
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