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Monoclonal antibody
Type Whole antibody
Source Human
Target NGF
Clinical data
ATC code
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CAS Number
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Chemical and physical data
Formula C6446H9930N1718O2018S50
Molar mass 145.39 kg/mol
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Fulranumab is a monoclonal antibody against nerve growth factor.[1] It was designed for the treatment of pain.[2]

Johnson & Johnson licensed the drug from Amgen in a deal valued at around USD 425 million in 2008. In 2016 Johnson & Johnson discontinued all phase III trials of fulranumab and returned the rights to its originator. The company said the decision was based on "strategic portfolio prioritisation and was not based on any emerging safety concerns from the phase III clinical studies with fulranumab" in osteoarthritic pain.[3]


  1. ^ Monoclonal Antibodies Targeted Against Nerve Growth Factor For the Treatment of Chronic Pain, By Ken Verburg, PhD - Medicines Development Group, Pfizer Inc., Arthritis Advisory Committee Meeting, 12 March 2012
  2. ^ "Statement On A Nonproprietary Name Adopted By The USAN Council: Fulranumab" (PDF). American Medical Association. 
  3. ^ J&J drops NGF blocker fulranumab, Article by Phil Taylor, 4th April 2016, PMLiVE