Friday, 30 January 2015

Glioblastoma Multiforme Therapeutic Market Share And Forecasts To 2020


GBI Research, the leading business intelligence provider, has released its latest research, "Glioblastoma Multiforme Therapeutics in Asia-Pacific Markets to 2020 - Novel Therapeutic Approaches Target High Unmet Need in Newly Diagnosed and Recurrent GBM", which provides in-depth analysis of the Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) therapeutics market within the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, covering Australia, China, India and Japan. The report provides estimates of market size for 2013, along with market forecasts until 2020. It also covers disease epidemiology, treatment algorithms, treatment patterns, and in-depth analysis of the marketed and pipeline products. 

The value of the GBM market in the APAC region amounted to an estimated $49.4m in 2013, and is expected to register a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 11.5%, to reach $105.8m by 2020. The GBM market in India was the smallest of the APAC markets in 2013, but is expected to experience the highest growth rate in the forecast period, at a CAGR of 14.4%, due to having the highest number of promising candidates in the pipeline. Japan currently has the largest share of GBM market in the APAC region, at 48%, and is expected to experience healthy growth during the forecast period at a CAGR of 13.8%.  

The existing treatment landscape is bleak for both newly diagnosed and recurrent GBM, with temozolomide alone serving as the standard of care after surgery and radiation. For first-line treatment Rindopepimut, a novel vaccine, is in late-stage development in India and Australia, but it is limited to EGFRvIII patients. There are two strong candidates in the current pipeline for second-line treatment: Avastin and Cotara. Avastin is the first and only targeted therapy for newly diagnosed GBM, is already approved as second-line treatment in Australia and Japan, and is in Phase III development in China and India. Cotara is a single-infusion drug with a novel delivery route, which is in Phase II development in India. The expected launch of these three drugs is the key driver for growth in APAC GBM market. As all are expensive, even a modest uptake will increase the annual cost of therapy, and subsequently the market size.

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