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Fab fragment of tislelizumab (green) binding the extracellular domain of PD-1 (pale pink). From PDB entry 7BXA
Monoclonal antibody
Type Whole antibody
Source Humanized
Target PD-1
Clinical data
Trade names Tevimbra
Other names
Routes of
Drug class Antineoplastic agent
ATC code
Legal status
Legal status
  • EU:Rx-only [3] [4]
  • In general: ℞ (Prescription only)
CAS Number
  • none

Tislelizumab, sold under the brand name Tevimbra among others, is a humanized monoclonal antibody directed against PD-1. [5] It prevents PD-1 from binding to the ligands PD-L1 and PD-L2 (hence it is a checkpoint inhibitor). It is designed to bind less to Fc gamma receptors. [6] It is being developed by BeiGene (after a period with Celgene Corp). [7]


Medical uses


Tislelizumab was approved by China's National Medical Products Administration  :


Phase I trials began in the US and Australia in June 2015. [10] Some early results were announced in July 2016. [11] [5]

A phase II clinical trial for urothelial cancer started in China in 2017. [6]

It is in a phase III trial for NSCLC. [12]

A multicenter phase III trial for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma started in January 2018. [7]


Phase I clinical trial results give an elimination half-life of 11 to 17 days. [5]

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