Boston, MA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/30/2012 -- Datamonitor foresees rising competition in the Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis markets over the next five years. Several pipeline and marketed drugs are competing to garner patient share from dominant brand Remicade (infliximab; Janssen Biotech/Merck & Co./Mitsubishi Tanabe). High unmet need for an efficacious maintenance therapy appears to be a key driver for these products.
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- Access Datamonitor's independent appraisal of key brands and pipeline therapies for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
- Review important clinical milestones of key late-stage pipeline candidates, with extensive commentary on new clinical trial data.
- Determine to what extent future therapies satisfy the main clinical unmet needs in ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease treatment.
Prior to Humira's approval for ulcerative colitis in Europe in April 2012, Remicade was the only biologic for this indication in all seven major markets. Its lead is also under challenge from pipeline biologics such as Simponi (golimumab; Janssen Biotech/Merck & Co.) and vedolizumab (Takeda), highlighting rising competition within the market.
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New trial data suggest that pipeline drugs vedolizumab, vercirnon (GSK1605786; GlaxoSmithKline), and Stelara (ustekinumab; Janssen Biotech) aim to fulfill the pressing need for an efficacious maintenance of remission therapy. These agents pose a threat to established anti-TNFs Remicade, Humira and Cimzia (certolizumab; UCB).
With impressive efficacy and US label expansion in July 2011, Cosmo's Lialda shows much clinical potential in UC, but tofacitinib's novelty and backing from Pfizer means it takes the lead in terms of commercial potential. In Crohn's disease, vercirnon's oral, once-daily dosing and positive initial clinical data boost its stance in that market.
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- What is Datamonitor's view on new clinical data of pipeline drugs unveiled at the 2012 Digestive Disease Week annual meeting?
- Which product does Datamonitor position as the most clinically and commercially attractive in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis?
- What are the emerging trends across the seven major Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis markets?
- What are the comparative strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of the key inflammatory bowel disease products and pipeline drugs?
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