Neurodegenerative diseases are becoming increasingly prevalent due to an aging population, but this diverse therapy area remains largely untreatable with current therapies.
Neurodegenerative diseases are characterized by neuronal death within the brain and/or central nervous system (CNS), leading to progressive decline in functional neurological capacities.
It has a devastating effect on quality of life and independence, often requiring full-time care during the later disease stages. Conditions within the therapy area are diverse and exhibit specific pathophysiologies and etiologies, while affecting people of all ages.
This report examines the entire neurodegenerative disease therapy area, with a particular focus on the five most prevalent neurodegenerative disorders: Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson’s disease (PD), multiple sclerosis (MS), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Huntington’s disease (HD).
AD and PD represent the most pressing challenges within the disease cluster, due to rapidly increasing prevalence driven by aging populations. Both AD and PD remain ineffectively treated despite substantial investment into R&D by pharmaceutical companies, due to high clinical trial failure rates.
MS, the autoimmune disease of the CNS, contrasts with the rest of this cluster, as it affects a different population demographic and has a lucrative pharmacological market following breakthrough success in the past decade. Recent approvals for Ocrevus and Tecfidera are expected to sustain the market in the near future.
- Unmet need is extremely high in AD, PD, ALS and HD, but MS and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) show continued promise in the development of effective therapies
- What are the most important etiological risk factors and pathophysiological processes implicated in AD, PD, MS, ALS and HD?
- What is the current treatment algorithm?
- How effective are current therapies for these indications and how does this impact prognosis?
- The neurodegenerative disease pipeline is large. Does the current pipeline innovation hold the potential to change the market over the forecast period?
- Which molecule types and molecular targets are most prominent across the five key indications?
- What is the risk of a neurodegenerative drug failing to make the market?
- What is the risk of a drug failing at a specific phase, molecular target class and indication?
- The neurodegenerative disease market landscape is forecast to undergo a period of substantial change following key approvals, patent expiries and acquisitions.
- What strategies have these companies adopted to achieve market growth?
- Which of the leading companies will have the highest market share by 2023?
- Which pipeline products are forecast to achieve the highest revenues on the market by 2023?
- The deals landscape is active and dominated by immunomodulator products
- Which indications attract the highest deal values?
- How has deal activity fluctuated over the past decade?
- How do deal frequency and value compare between target families and molecule types?
Reasons to buy
- Appreciate the current clinical and commercial landscapes by considering disease symptoms, pathogenesis, etiology, co-morbidities and complications, epidemiology, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment options.
- Identify leading products and key unmet needs within the market.
- Recognize innovative pipeline trends by analyzing therapies by stage of development, molecule type and molecular target. This review also provides a detailed look at clinical trials, providing an insight into the risk associated with bringing neurodegenerative disease drugs to market.
- Predict growth in market size, with in-depth market forecasting from 2016 to 2023. The forecast will provide an understanding of how epidemiology trends, new drug entries and new drug patent expirations will influence market value.
- Identify the key pipeline products, with a particular focus on those due to be brought to the market in the near future, including sales forecasts for these products.
- Identify the leading companies in the market, in terms of market share and growth. Company analysis determines how dependent the key companies are on revenues derived from the neurodegenerative market. In addition, analysis determines the primary factors that will drive market growth for the key companies in the market.
- Consider the licensing and co-development deal landscape for neurodegenerative disease drugs.