Frontier Pharma: Psoriasis - Identifying and Commercializing First-in-Class Innovation


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Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory disease triggered by deregulated Thymus-derived (T) cells, resulting inflammation and benign hyperplasia of keratinocytes within the skin. Manifestations of affected skin are red, thickened plaques with an overlying silver-white scale, which significantly impairs the patient’s physical and mental wellbeing. The primary cause of psoriasis is unknown, as are the mechanisms that lead to immune cells directing inflammatory responses towards the skin. Within the lucrative autoimmune market, the psoriasis market has grown considerably due to the repositioning of all three marketed Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) inhibitors: Humira (adalimumab) and Enbrel (etanercept) which were originally approved for rheumatoid arthritis, and also Remicade (infliximab), the first biologic to be approved for Crohn’s disease, an autoimmune disease which largely affects the gastrointestinal system.