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23-12-2015 | Rheumatoid arthritis | Book Chapter | Article

3. Overview of Biologic Therapies

Author: Ronald F. van Vollenhoven

Publisher: Springer International Publishing

Abstract

The discovery of the technology for producing monoclonal antibodies by Kohler and Milstein in 1975 heralded a new era in therapeutics: it became possible to design a molecule with a very specific predetermined biological effect for use in a relevant disease. Applications of the technology rapidly entered the medical fields of oncology and transplantation medicine.

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