|Source||Humanized (from mouse)|
|Chemical and physical data|
|Molar mass||144.4 kg/mol|
Tildrakizumab was designed to block interleukin-23, a cytokine that plays an important role in managing the immune system and autoimmune disease. Originally developed by Schering-Plough, this drug is now part of Merck's clinical program, following that company's acquisition of Schering-Plough.
Sun Pharmaceutical acquired worldwide rights to tildrakizumab for use in all human indications from Merck in exchange for an upfront payment of U.S. $80 million. Upon product approval, Sun Pharmaceutical will be responsible for regulatory activities, including subsequent submissions, pharmacovigilance, post approval studies, manufacturing and commercialization of the approved product. 
In 2016, Tildrakizumab becomes the first IL-23p19 inhibitor to demonstrate positive results in Phase-3 clinical trials for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis, further validating the importance of the role of IL-23 in psoriasis. Sun Pharma signed a licensing pact with Spain's Almirall for marketing tildrakizumab in Europe 
- Ustekinumab, a monoclonal antibody targeting both IL-12 and IL-23 and used to treat plaque psoriasis, launched in the United States under the brand name Stelara
- Guselkumab, another experimental, IL-23-specific monoclonal antibody
- Statement On A Nonproprietary Name Adopted By The USAN Council - Tildrakizumab, American Medical Association.
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