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Johnson & Johnson

Drug Names(s): CNTO 136, anti-IL6 mAB, CNTO-136

Description: CNTO 136 is a fully human monoclonal antibody designed to inhibit the function of interleukin-6 (IL-6), a pro-inflammatory cytokine that stimulates an immune response to trauma and has been shown to play a role in multiple disease indications. By inhibiting IL-6, CNTO 136 is designed to reduce or prevent symptoms associated with autoimmunity and inflammation.

Deal Structure: Janssen and GlaxoSmithKline
In December 2011, GSK and Janssen Biologics (Ireland) entered into a co-development and co-commercialization license agreement with respect to sirukumab for RA.

Partners: GlaxoSmithKline plc

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