Introduction: The two available therapies for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), pirfenidone and nintedanib, slow down but do not halt IPF progression. As such, in the last few years several agents with specific molecular targets have been investigated to find a cure forIPF. Pamrevlumab, a recombinant human antibody that binds to connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) has emerged as a potential therapy for IPF and has advanced to phase 3 clinical trials. Areas covered: The authors offer a backdrop to the current IPF treatment market and describe the chemistry, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of pamrevlumab. They summarize the preclinical and early clinical evidence on pamrevlumab and propose ways of progressing this agent further as a potential IPF treatment. Expert opinion: Pamrevlumab was effective and safe in patients in a placebo-controlled phase 2 trial, demonstrating its potential to become an alternative therapeutic option for IPF; however, the feasibility of intravenous administration in clinical practice may be a hurdle to its use as a first-line treatment. Further studies are necessary to assess its effects when administered with pirfenidone or nintedanib and this could open up a new era of combined therapeutic approaches for IPF.

Sgalla, G., Franciosa, C., Simonetti, J., Richeldi, L., Pamrevlumab for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, <<EXPERT OPINION ON INVESTIGATIONAL DRUGS>>, 2020; 29 (8): 771-777. [doi:10.1080/13543784.2020.1773790] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/167663]

Pamrevlumab for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Sgalla, Giacomo;Franciosa, Claudia;Simonetti, Jacopo;Richeldi, Luca
2020

Abstract

Introduction: The two available therapies for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), pirfenidone and nintedanib, slow down but do not halt IPF progression. As such, in the last few years several agents with specific molecular targets have been investigated to find a cure forIPF. Pamrevlumab, a recombinant human antibody that binds to connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) has emerged as a potential therapy for IPF and has advanced to phase 3 clinical trials. Areas covered: The authors offer a backdrop to the current IPF treatment market and describe the chemistry, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of pamrevlumab. They summarize the preclinical and early clinical evidence on pamrevlumab and propose ways of progressing this agent further as a potential IPF treatment. Expert opinion: Pamrevlumab was effective and safe in patients in a placebo-controlled phase 2 trial, demonstrating its potential to become an alternative therapeutic option for IPF; however, the feasibility of intravenous administration in clinical practice may be a hurdle to its use as a first-line treatment. Further studies are necessary to assess its effects when administered with pirfenidone or nintedanib and this could open up a new era of combined therapeutic approaches for IPF.
2020
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Sgalla, G., Franciosa, C., Simonetti, J., Richeldi, L., Pamrevlumab for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, <<EXPERT OPINION ON INVESTIGATIONAL DRUGS>>, 2020; 29 (8): 771-777. [doi:10.1080/13543784.2020.1773790] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/167663]
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