June 26th 2009
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Nucleic Acid Delivery
The nucleic acid delivery market is maturing with over 1,450 clinical trials underway worldwide. The majority of these are in early clinical development (approximately 60%) with just over 3% in Phase III trials. Our analysis indicates that up to 35 novel nucleic acid products could reach the market within our forecasting period (2008-2018). However the harsh economic environment may force companies to place promising drugs on hold as they focus on lead projects rather than multiple programmes. To date, only a handful of nucleic acid-based products have been approved for human prescription and these products rely on delivery technologies in one shape or form. We estimate the nucleic acid market was worth just over US$80 million globally in 2008.
By 2018 we anticipate the nucleic acid technology market will have matured as many of the late-stage clinical programmes come to fruition and drug delivery companies continue to overcome issues surrounding its safety and efficiency. The development of nucleic acid delivery systems will help to improve specificity whilst the development of novel polymers and lipopolymer complexes will help to carry larger DNA payloads in order to target cells and make multigene targeting a reality. We forecast that nucleic acid products in development from 11 key companies could generate additional sales of nearly US$2.3 billion by 2018. These products utilise a range of delivery platforms including viral to non-viral delivery systems, and cover gene therapies, gene agents and DNA vaccines for a variety of targets including cancer, cardiovascular and infectious diseases.
Catalysts for change
This report is part of a major new 4-volume strategic analysis
Drug Delivery Technologies:
Players, Products & Prospects to 2018
Focusing on the sectors that are driving growth
NUCLEIC ACID DELIVERY
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Unique company & technology evaluation
It is vital that management information is reliable, current and insightful. Today, product and company assessment must be seen in a wider competitive and market environment.
In this report we present a précis on each of the leading delivery specialists and potential new delivery platforms and have identified their key attributes, based on a number of criteria including:
We have established a competitor ratio analysis based on each of the criteria mentioned above. Each criterion attracts an award of up to 10 points, with a maximum score of 50, thus enabling the establishment of an Espicom “ranking table” in each segment of the market, dependent on their relative attributes.
Multi-point evaluation and scoring assessment
Pharma drugs that utilise drug delivery systems have been evaluated based on a number of parameters, including:
About the Author
Dr Cheryl Barton is a highly regarded independent consultant with over 16 years research and business analysis experience. Following her senior research positions in academia and seven years with Merck, in which she was responsible for research projects ranging from Alzheimer’s disease to schizophrenia. Dr Barton subsequently joined Dutch investment bank ABN Amro NV as a senior equity analyst where she was lead analyst on major pharmaceutical companies such as Roche and Sanofi-Synthélabo, and assessed the potential impact of new drug development on European Stocks.
In 2002, Dr Barton founded a consulting business (www.Pharmavision.co.uk) to provide independent, tailor-made, pharmaceutical thematic research to investment houses and pharmaceutical companies. The research reports combine independent scientific analysis with patient-based models to forecast the potential sales growth of key drugs in clinical development.