Bevacizumab with the trade name Avastin was the first available angiogenesis inhibitor in the United States. It is a “monoclonal antibody” and “anti-angiogenesis” drug used to treat a number of types of cancers by interfering with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body and it is also used for specific eye diseases.
Lenalidomide with the trade name Revlimid is imitative of thalidomide which was introduced in 2004 and developed by modification of the structural backbone of thalidomide. It was intended as a treatment for multiple myeloma at first while thalidomide is an accepted therapeutic treatment for it.
We have trillions of different cells in our body for different parts of our body each of them contains DNA that determines the appearance and behavior of cells.
Sometimes, it is needed to have new cells for replacing old ones or damaging cells. To do this, the new cells make an extra copy of all their DNA and then splits it into two, each with a complete set of DNA instructions.
Fritz Hoffmann-La Roche has founded Rochein 1896. he believed that the industrial manufacture of medicines would be a major advance in the fight against the disease. At the start, Rocher was the successor company to Hoffmann, Traub & Co but it has started to grow into one of the world’s leading healthcare companies.