As with all therapeutic proteins, there is potential for immunogenicity. The detection of antibody formation is highly dependent on the sensitivity and specificity of the assay. Additionally, the observed incidence of antibody (including neutralizing antibody) positivity in an assay may be influenced by several factors including assay methodology, sample handling, timing of sample collection, concomitant medications, and underlying disease. For these reasons, comparison of the incidence of antibodies to CRYSVITA in the studies described in this website with the incidence of antibodies in other studies or to other products may be misleading.
Pre-existing anti-drug antibodies (ADA) have been detected in up to 10% of patients in clinical studies. ADA was not detected in patients who were antibody negative at the start of treatment. However, the assay used to measure ADA is subject to interference by serum CRYSVITA, possibly resulting in an underestimation of the incidence of antibody formation. Due to the limitation of the assay conditions, the potential clinical impact of antibodies to CRYSVITA is not known.
CRYSVITA (burosumab-twza) US Prescribing Information; April 2018.