- The author estimates that in 2016, there were approximately 59,000 incident cases of amyloidosis worldwide, with the highest proportion being the primary (amyloid light-chain; AL) amyloidosis type.
- Among incident multiple myeloma cases. The author estimates there were approximately 14,600 cases of AL amyloidosis worldwide in 2016.
- Vyndaqel was the first therapy to gain approval in the EU for TTR-related hereditary amyloidosis (familial amyloid polyneuropathy). The drug is not approved in the US, where it received a complete response letter from the FDA in 2012. Vyndaqel stabilizes the TTR protein, preventing dissociation of the native TTR tetramer into monomers, a process implicated in TTR amyloidosis, resulting in the inhibition of TTR amyloid fibril formation.
- The industry-sponsored drugs in active clinical development for amyloidosis are evenly distributed across Phase I-III, with two drugs in the NDA/BLA phase.
- Therapies in development for amyloidosis focus on targets such as transthyretin, amyloid-light chain, cluster of differentiation 38, proteasome, serum amyloid P component, and catechol-O-methyltransferase. These therapies are administered via the intravenous, oral, and subcutaneous routes.
- High impact upcoming events for drugs in the amyloidosis space comprise topline Phase IIb and Phase III trial results for NEOD001, and expected CHMP opinions and estimated PDUFA dates for both Patisiran and Inotersen.
- There have been four licensing and asset acquisition deals involving amyloidosis drugs during 2013-18. The largest deal was the $395.0m exclusive licensing and collaboration agreement signed in April 2016 between Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Intellia Therapeutics to advance CRISPR/Cas gene-editing technology for in vivo therapeutic development.
- GSK2315698’s US product patent is set to expire in October 2018, which will open the door to generic entry. The distribution of clinical trials across Phases I-IV indicates that the majority of trials for amyloidosis have been in the early and mid-phases of development, with 81% of trials in Phase I-II and only 19% in Phase III-IV.
- The US has a substantial lead in the number of amyloidosis clinical trials globally. The UK leads the major EU markets, while Japan has the top spot in Asia.
- GlaxoSmithKline has the highest number of completed clinical trials for amyloidosis, with four trials, while both Pfizer and Takeda have two ongoing trials. GlaxoSmithKline also leads industry sponsors with the highest number of overall clinical trials for amyloidosis, followed by Pfizer and Alnylam.
Bone marrow/stem cell transplantation
Palliative or supportive care
Amyloidosis in multiple myeloma incidence methodology
Approvals by country
KEY UPCOMING EVENTS
LICENSING AND ASSET ACQUISITION DEALS
GSK Passes On Taking Inotersen To FDA With Ionis
Fortress Subsidiary Licenses Amyloidosis Candidate From Columbia
CLINICAL TRIAL LANDSCAPE
Sponsors by status
Sponsors by phase
List of Figures
Figure 1: Trends in incident cases of primary amyloidosis in multiple myeloma, 2016-25
Figure 2: Overview of pipeline drugs for amyloidosis in the US
Figure 3: Pipeline drugs for amyloidosis, by company
Figure 4: Pipeline drugs for amyloidosis, by drug type
Figure 5: Pipeline drugs for amyloidosis, by classifications
Figure 6: Key upcoming events in amyloidosis
Figure 7: Licensing and asset acquisition deals in amyloidosis, 2013-18
Figure 8: Parent patents in amyloidosis
Figure 9: Clinical trials in amyloidosis
Figure 10: Top 10 drugs for clinical trials in amyloidosis
Figure 11: Top 10 companies for clinical trials in amyloidosis
Figure 12: Trial locations in amyloidosis
Figure 13: Amyloidosis trials status
Figure 14: Amyloidosis trials sponsors, by phase
List of Tables
Table 1: Global incident cases of amyloidosis, by type, 2016-25
Table 2: Incident cases of primary amyloidosis in multiple myeloma, 2016-25
Table 3: Marketed drugs for amyloidosis
Table 4: Approvals by country for amyloidosis
Table 5: Pipeline drugs for amyloidosis in the US