cetuximab   Click here for help

GtoPdb Ligand ID: 6882

Synonyms: C225 | Erbitux® | IMC-225 | IMC-C225
Approved drug
cetuximab is an approved drug (Switzerland (2003), EMA & FDA (2004))
Compound class: Antibody
Comment: Cetuximab binds to and competitively inhibits the activity of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR).
Annotated peptide sequences for this antibody are available from its IMGT/mAb-DB record.

As Bristol-Myers Squibb's original EU and US patents for cetuximab have expired, challengers of cetuximab's market position are developing biosimilar and/or biobetter cetuximab.
Celltrion's CT-P15 is a cetuximab biosimilar, intended for the treatment of colorectal cancer. MabTech-Sorrento's STI-001 is a proposed biobetter cetuximab (perhaps because synthesis in CHO cells creates a different glycosylation pattern to that of cetuximab which is made in mouse cells, and may be less likely to cause side-effects such as immunogenicity and hypersensitivity). STI-001 has completed Phase 3 clinical trial in China. Neither of these agents is associated with any clinical studies that are registered with ClinicalTrials.gov.
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1. Goldstein NI, Giorgio NA, Jones ST, Saldanha JW. (2006)
Epidermal growth factor; nucleic acids, protein which binds to epidermal growth factor receptors; genetic engineering.
Patent number: US7060808. Assignee: Imclone Systems Incorporated. Priority date: 07/06/1995. Publication date: 13/06/2006.