Dublin, March 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Market Spotlight: Acne (2020)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.
This Market Spotlight report covers the Acne market, comprising key marketed and pipeline drugs, recent events and analyst opinion, clinical trials, upcoming and regulatory events, probability of success, patent information, a 10-year disease prevalence forecast, and licensing and acquisition deals, as well as presenting drug-specific revenue forecasts.
- The publisher estimates that in 2017, there were approximately 624 million prevalent cases of acne worldwide, and forecasts that number to increase to 683 million prevalent cases by 2026. Approved drugs in the acne space focus on a wide variety of targets. These drugs are administered via the oral and topical routes
- The majority of industry-sponsored drugs in active clinical development for acne are in Phase II, with only one drug in the NDA/BLA phase.
- Therapies in development for acne focus on a wide variety of targets. The majority of the pipeline drugs are administered via the topical route, with the remainder being oral, subcutaneous, intranasal, or intravenous formulations.
- High-impact upcoming events for drugs in the acne space comprise topline Phase II trial results for FCD105 and an estimated PDUFA date for Winlevi/Breezula.
- The overall likelihood of approval of a Phase I dermatology-general asset is 25.2%, and the average probability a drug advances from Phase III is 75%. Drugs, on average, take 8.1 years from Phase I to approval in the dermatology-general space, as well as in the overall dermatology space.
- There have been 14 licensing and asset acquisition deals involving acne drugs during 2015-20. The largest deal was the $650m agreement in 2018 between Almirall and Allergan for the acquisition of a portfolio of five products from Allergan’s Medical Dermatology unit in the US, which comprises mature and growth brands Aczone (dapsone), Tazorac (tazarotene), Azelex (azelaic acid), Cordran Tape (fludroxycortide), and Seysara (sarecycline).
- The distribution of clinical trials across Phase I-IV indicates that the majority of trials for acne have been in the late phases of development, with 51.5% of trials in Phase III-IV, and 48.5% in Phase I-II.
- The US has a substantial lead in the number of acne clinical trials globally. Germany leads the major European markets, while Japan has the top spot in Asia.
- Clinical trial activity in the acne space is dominated by completed trials. GlaxoSmithKline has the highest number of completed clinical trials for acne, with 35 trials.
- GlaxoSmithKline leads industry sponsors with by far the highest overall number of clinical trials for acne, followed by Allergan