Birtamimab (NEOD-001)

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Mechanism of action

From the NCI Drug Dictionary: A monoclonal antibody against amyloid with potential use in the treatment of amyloid light chain (AL) and AA amyloidosis. Upon intravenous administration, anti-amyloid monoclonal antibody NEOD001 specifically binds to amyloid fibrils. This prevents the formation of amyloid deposits in certain organs and facilitates their clearance. It also reduces the level of amyloid deposits in organs and prevents organ dysfunction.

Preliminary data

Light-chain (AL) amyloidosis

  1. Gertz MA, Landau H, Comenzo RL, Seldin D, Weiss B, Zonder J, Merlini G, Schönland S, Walling J, Kinney GG, Koller M, Schenk DB, Guthrie SD, Liedtke M. First-in-Human Phase I/II Study of NEOD001 in Patients With Light Chain Amyloidosis and Persistent Organ Dysfunction. J Clin Oncol. 2016 Apr 1;34(10):1097-103. link to original article PubMed

Also known as

  • Code name: NEOD-001