According to a new research report “Psoriasis Therapeutics – Pipeline Analysis 2019, Clinical Trials and Results, Patents, Designations, Collaborations, and Other Developments” published by Pharma Proff, psoriasis therapeutics currently exhibits a proliferating pipeline with 150+ therapeutic candidates.
Psoriasis Therapeutics Pipeline Insights
Psoriasis is identified as a condition which causes chronic inflammation and scaling on skin. It develops when skin cells grow rapidly below the surface of the skin and get deposited on the surface before they get matured. In general, this deposition of cells takes a month time however, in psoriasis it may occur within few days. Development of thick patches of inflamed skin with a silvery scale covering starts to appear on skin. These patches are also referred to as plaques as they itch and feel sore. The commonly affected areas are knees, elbows, other parts of the legs, lower back, scalp, soles of feet, face and palms. Psoriasis can also affect toenails, fingernails, inside the mouth and soft tissues of genitals. The most common types of psoriasis are plaque psoriasis, inverse psoriasis, and pustular psoriasis. The disease is generally diagnosed using a skin biopsy.
Currently, there is no cure for psoriasis; however, there are several symptomatic treatment options available to improve the quality of life of patients. These medical options include topical treatment (corticosteroids, retinoids, and vitamin D analogs), phototherapy (ultraviolet B and photochemotherapy), and systemic medication (methotrexate, acitretin, cyclosporine, etanercept, and infliximab). Moreover, lifestyle modifications, such as diet and alternative therapies are also common components of psoriasis treatment regimens.
Moreover, Cosentyx (by Novartis AG), Otezla (by Celgene Corporation), and Taclonex (by LEO Pharma A/S) are some of the marketed drugs for the treatment of psoriasis.
Insights into Pipeline Segments
According to the research findings, majority of the pipeline drug candidates are being developed for topical administration. It has been found that the topical route of administration is easy to use, non-invasive, and ensures high level of patient satisfaction, and thus, improves patient’s compliance toward medications for the treatment of the disease.
Positive Clinical Trial Results are Expected to Drive the Psoriasis Therapeutics Pipeline
Companies that are involved in developing therapeutics for psoriasis have shown positive clinical results in various phases of drug development. For instance, in August 2018, MC2 Therapeutics A/S announced the positive top-line data of MC2-01 (calcipotriene and betamethasone dipropionate), which is being developed for the treatment of psoriasis vulgaris, from its comparative phase III clinical study. The data showed efficacy and treatment convenience as compared to other drug candidate for the disease, Taclonex. MC2-01 showed a reduction in itching frequency and improved patient compliance.
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Strategic Development is Supporting the Growth of Psoriasis Therapeutics Pipeline
In January 2018, Monash University collaborated with Janssen Global Services LLC (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson) to investigate factors that lead to immune-mediated disease, psoriasis, and discover new treatments for the disease prevention. Therefore, by leveraging the Monash University’s technological capabilities, the company extended a three-year research program for the development of various novel approaches for the treatment of autoimmune disease. Moreover, in September 2015, NuMedii Inc. collaborated with Allergan plc to explore new therapeutic options for the treatment of psoriasis.
Novartis AG, AbbVie Inc., Celgene Corporation, Eli Lilly and Company, Pfizer Inc., Johnson & Johnson, and LEO Pharma A/S are some of the major key players involved in the development of psoriasis therapeutics.
Psoriasis Therapeutics Pipeline Analysis
The report comprises detailed pipeline analysis of therapeutics being developed for the treatment of psoriasis. Comprehensive insights on the pipeline products have been provided, with special focus on strategic developments of key players, information on drug licensing, designations, financing, and grants, technological advancements, patents, and upcoming conferences. In addition, the report highlights the winning strategies of companies involved in the psoriasis therapeutics development. Detailed regulatory approval procedures in the U.S., Europe, and Japan are also provided in the report. Furthermore, the report contains competitive analysis and extensive information on monotherapies, combination therapies, targets and mechanisms of action, and drug origin with respect to psoriasis.