Dekavil is an immunocytokine consisting of a targeting antibody fused to the anti-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-10 (IL10).

Dekavil has demonstrated an impressive ability to selectively localize to arthritic sites in-vivo, potently inhibiting arthritic progression. Dekavil is expected to be superior to non-conjugated recombinant IL10, a biopharmaceutical which has extensively been tested in Phase II clinical trials in chronic inflammation and which has shown efficacy for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

Dekavil has entered Phase II clinical trials in combination with methotrexate for the therapy of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Dekavil has been exclusively licensed to Pfizer Inc., and investigations in IBD indications are being considered.


EULAR conferences 2013, 2014, 2015
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