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CPD module: monoclonal antibodies

This module reviews monoclonal antibodies and their applications.

After completing this module, you should be more aware of:

  • the different ways monoclonal antibodies (MABs) can be used to tackle disease
  • the types of conditions that respond to MABs
  • how MABs are selected and prepared
  • types of MAB modification and how this affects their properties
  • the way that MABs are named under the INN programme
  • changes to MAB naming following the implementation of 2021 revisions
  • types of targets for MABs in cancers and autoimmune diseases
  • MABs targeting CD receptors on B and T cells
  • MABs targeting growth factor receptors
  • MABs targeting programmed death-1 and programmed death ligand 1 receptors
  • MABs targeting tumour necrosis factor
  • how potential MAB side effects or adverse reactions illustrate the complexity of the immune system
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