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Golimumab (Simponi; Centocor Ortho Biotech), a fully human antibody that is specific for tumour necrosis factor, was approved by the US FDA for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis in April 2009.

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J.M.B. has research contracts with Biogen Idec, Merck Serono and Pfizer, and holds consulting positions at Roche, Crescendo Biosciences and Centocor.

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Pappas, D., Bathon, J., Hanicq, D. et al. Golimumab. Nat Rev Drug Discov 8, 695–696 (2009).

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