GBI Research has released the pharma report: "Frontier Pharma: Psoriasis - Identifying and Commercializing First-in-Class Innovation", which identifies and assesses first-in-class innovation in the psoriasis development pipeline.
Over the last decade, a greater understanding of the underlying pathophysiology of psoriasis has increased emphasis on developing immuneomodulating therapies, as opposed to largely symptomatic treatments. This is currently reflected in a competitive market dominated by multiple disease-modifying biologic therapies (inhibitors of TNF-a and IL-12/IL-23) and generic small-molecule therapies. Despite this, there are significant unmet needs in the market, including safety concerns regarding immunomodulation. This is a particularly important issue for the long-term commercial and clinical success of psoriatic therapeutics, especially for emerging biologics. Another unmet need is ease of drug application, as biologic drug delivery is invasive and painful.
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This allows for pipeline programs that offer a more refined approach to immunomodulation and ease of drug application to gain market share upon entry. In a pipeline of over 200 programs, approximately one third exhibits a novel mechanism of action. Innovative programs target a wide range of molecules implicated in immune signaling, such as cytokines and B and T cell antigens. Several promising first-in-class therapies can selectively modulate specific subsets of immune cells without compromising the entire immune system.
In particular, biologics that target a subset of T cells, which are strongly implicated in autoimmune pathophysiology, could allow for specificity of immune suppression and thereby reduce adverse side effects. Based on clinical trials, IL-17-targeted therapies have demonstrated superiority over currently...