Owing to several beneficial features, such as high specificity, and a favorable safety profile, antibody based pharmacological interventions, with 79 molecules approved till date and over 200 molecules in the preclinical / discovery stages, presently represent the largest class of biologics. The discovery of antibodies is a long, arduous and cost intensive process. As a
Although cancer therapeutics continue to be one of the most active areas in terms of drug development, there is still a significant unmet need in this domain. Conventional cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy, have demonstrated very limited efficacy in late-stage cancers. Amidst the current initiatives to develop more targeted anti-cancer therapies,
Cell-based therapies have gained significant attention in the overall biopharmaceutical industry. The personalized nature of these treatment options render them highly specific and, according to a number of clinical studies, safe and efficacious. Around 20 such therapies have been approved so far; recent approvals include Alofisel® (2018), YESCARTA® (2017) and Kymriah® (2017). It is also
Over the last few decades, various viral and non-viral vectors have been developed, optimized and standardized for introduction of therapeutic DNA / gene of interest into a patient’s body / cells. Currently, the most popular viral vectors, on the basis of their use in active clinical trials, are those based on AAV, adenovirus, lentivirus and retrovirus.
Amidst the current initiatives to develop more targeted anti-cancer therapies, immunotherapy has emerged as a highly potent option to eradicate tumor cells with minimal side effects. It is based on the principle of harnessing the innate potential of the immune system to target and destroy diseased cells. It encompasses several treatment approaches, such as monoclonal
The first gene therapy, Gendicine®, was only approved in 2003 in China; since then, the domain has evolved significantly. The ‘Gene Therapy Market (2nd Edition), 2018-2030’ report provides an extensive study on the current market landscape of gene therapies, with a prime focus on gene augmentation based therapies and oncolytic viral therapies, featuring an elaborate discussion on the
The concept of immunotherapies dates back to the 18th century; however, since its inception, the field has evolved tremendously and is currently cited as one of the most rapidly growing segments of the pharmaceutical industry. Post the early success of immune checkpoint inhibitors, T-cell immunotherapy has emerged as another innovative and potent arm of this market.