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F1000Res 2017 Feb 7;6:113

Recent Advances in (Therapeutic Protein) Drug Development.

Lagasse HA, Alexaki A, Simhadri VL, Katagiri NH, Jankowski W, Sauna ZE, Kimchi-Sarfaty C


Therapeutic protein drugs are an important class of medicines serving patients most in need of novel therapies. Recently approved recombinant protein therapeutics have been developed to treat a wide variety of clinical indications, including cancers, autoimmunity/inflammation, exposure to infectious agents, and genetic disorders. The latest advances in protein-engineering technologies have allowed drug developers and manufacturers to fine-tune and exploit desirable functional characteristics of proteins of interest while maintaining (and in some cases enhancing) product safety or efficacy or both. In this review, we highlight the emerging trends and approaches in protein drug development by using examples of therapeutic proteins approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over the previous five years (2011-2016, namely January 1, 2011, through August 31, 2016).

Category: Journal Article
PubMed ID: #28232867 DOI: 10.12688/f1000research.9970.1
Includes FDA Authors from Scientific Area(s): Biologics
Entry Created: 2016-10-17 Entry Last Modified: 2017-02-27