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Bavencio Drug Analysis 2018: A Fully Human MAb Targeting the PD-L1 Protein -

Research and Markets
Posted on: 21 Feb 18

The "Drug Analysis: Bavencio" drug pipelines has been added to's offering.

Bavencio is a fully human MAb targeting the PD-L1 protein. The interaction between PD-L1 and its receptor, programmed death-1 (PD-1), regulates complex signaling pathways that affect T-cell activation, proliferation, and survival, and can induce apoptosis of tumor-specific T cells (Keir et al., 2008; Zhang et al., 2009; Zitvogel and Kroemer, 2012). By inhibiting the PD-1/PD-L1 interaction, Bavencio reduces the ability of the tumor to evade immune system targeting, and enables the activation of T cells and the adaptive immune system (Avelumab fact sheet, 2015; Pardoll, 2012).

In addition, preclinical and clinical studies have suggested that drugs targeting the PD-1/PD-L1 pathway may have fewer side effects than other immune checkpoint inhibitors (Raufi and Klempner, 2015; Brahmer et al., 2012).

Product Profiles

  • Bavencio: Head and neck cancer
  • Bavencio: Ovarian cancer
  • Bavencio: Bladder cancer
  • avelumab: Renal cell cancer (RCC)
  • avelumab: Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
  • avelumab: Gastric cancer

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Last updated on: 21/02/2018

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