Is Enbrel made from fetal tissue?

Question

Is enbrel made of fetus? That is what i was told. If so, how much percent are from fetuses?

Answer

Enbrel (etanercept) is not made of fetuses. However, the protein is entirely human and produced by recombinant DNA technology.

Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

About Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

Part-time Faculty, Division of Rheumatology
Johns Hopkins University