Thursday, May 21, 2009
CIMZIA and OXO GOOD GRIPS
I love kitchenware made by OXO GOOD GRIPS®. Who would have thought that they would team up with a pharmaceutical company to develop an innovative syringe filled with a biologic agent?
UCB, the biopharmaceutical company that makes CIMZIA (certolizumab pegol), partnered with OXO GOOD GRIPS® to design a syringe that would be easy to use for many people. Sounds like a great idea to me. A soft, non-slip grip should make this easier to use. Should we expect to see more of these "easy to use" syringes for other injectable drugs?
Cimzia is currently the only PEGylated anti-TNF (Tumor Necrosis Factor) approved by the FDA for reducing signs and symptoms of Crohn's disease and maintaining clinical response in adult patients with moderate to severe active disease who have had an inadequate response to usual treatments. Cimzia is also FDA approved for the treatment of adults who have moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA).