Nivolumab Drug Aliquot | Anti-PD-1 | Therapeutic Antibody

Aliquoted from the original reference drug | Now available for research use

Aliquots of the reference drug Nivolumab are now available as research consumables.

Nivolumab drug aliquots can be used for in vitro or in vivo experiments. For biosimilar development, different batches of Nivolumab drug can be ordered at the same time. Several other reference drugs are also available.

The drug aliquots are generated by aliquoting (dividing and repackaging) the EU-licensed reference drug.

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Opdivo® / Nivolumab Reference Product

Drug nameOpdivo®
INNNivolumab
API typeNivolumab is produced in Chinese hamster ovary cells by recombinant DNA technology
Pharmacotherapeutic group
Antineoplastic agents, monoclonal antibodies
ATC code
L01XC17
Target of antibody
PD-1; Synonyms: CD279, PD1, SLEB2, hPD-1, hPD-l, Ly101, Pdc1
General functionNivolumab, is a monoclonal antibody, a type of protein that has been designed to attach to a receptor (target) called PD-1 found on cells of the immune system called T cells. Cancer cells can produce proteins (PD-L1 and PD-L2) that attach to this receptor and switch off the activity of the T cells, preventing them from attacking the cancer. By attaching to the receptor, nivolumab prevents PD-L1 and PD-L2 from switching off the T cells, thereby increasing the ability of the immune system to kill cancer cells.
Short description
Pharmacodynamic properties
(Mechanism of action; Source EMA document)
Nivolumab is a human immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4) monoclonal antibody (HuMAb), which binds to the programmed death-1 (PD-1) receptor and blocks its interaction with PD-L1 and PD-L2. The PD-1 receptor is a negative regulator of T-cell activity that has been shown to be involved in the control of T-cell immune responses. Engagement of PD-1 with the ligands PD-L1 and PD-L2, which are expressed in antigen-presenting cells and may be expressed by tumours or other cells in the tumour microenvironment, results in inhibition of T-cell proliferation and cytokine secretion. Nivolumab potentiates T-cell responses, including anti-tumour responses, through blockade of PD-1 binding to PD-L1 and PD-L2 ligands. In syngeneic mouse models, blocking PD-1 activity resulted in decreased tumour growth.

Pharmacodynamic properties (Pharmacodynamic effects; Source EMA document)Nivolumab is an antineoplastic agent.
Combined nivolumab (anti-PD-1) and ipilimumab (anti-CTLA-4) mediated inhibition results in improved anti-tumor responses in metastatic melanoma. In murine syngeneic tumor models, dual blockade of PD-1 and CTLA-4 resulted in synergistic anti-tumor activity.
Original license holder
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
USA
Marketing authorisation numbers
EU/1/15/1014/001 - 003
Marketing authorisation holder
Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharma EEIG
Plaza 254
Blanchardstown Corporate Park 2
Dublin 15, D15 T867
Ireland
Name of the manufacturer of the biological active substance
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
6000 Thompson Road
East Syracuse, New York 13057
USA

Swords Laboratories t/a Bristol-Myers Squibb Cruiserath Biologics
Cruiserath Road, Mulhuddart
Dublin 15, D15 H6EF
Ireland
Name and address of the manufacturer(s) responsible for batch releaseSwords Laboratories t/a Bristol-Myers Squibb Cruiserath Biologics
Cruiserath Road, Mulhuddart
Dublin 15, D15 H6EF
Ireland
Max shelf life
36 months
Storage conditions
2°C – 8°C
List of excipients
Sodium citrate dihydrate
Sodium chloride
Mannitol (E421)
Pentetic acid (diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid)
Polysorbate 80 (E433)
Sodium hydroxide (for pH adjustment)
Hydrochloric acid (for pH adjustment)

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