The global melanoma therapeutics market is expected to reach USD 12.4 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Increasing incidence of chronic diseases such as melanoma, skin cancer, and skin allergies is an important driver of the market.
According to CDC, over 71,943 people were affected by melanoma in 2013. The American Cancer Society estimates that this number will go up to 87,100 in 2017, thus highlighting the need for melanoma drugs over the forecast period.
Increasing number of FDA approvals and introduction of novel therapeutics with enhanced efficacy are also anticipated to present growth opportunities. Within a period of 6 years, i.e., from 2011 to 2016, around eight biologics have been approved for the treatment of this disease, which include Opdivo, Yervoy, Cotellic, Zelboraf, Keytruda, Mekinist, Tafinlar, and Imlygic.
Companies are undertaking various R&D activities to find new indications for existing products and development of innovative molecules. For instance, in September 2014, the U.S. FDA approved patented drug Keytruda (Merck & Co., Inc.) to treat metastatic melanoma, thereby extending the therapeutic application of its product. This drug was initially approved for treatment of non-small cell lung cancer.
Furthermore, many pharmaceutical companies in the U.S., Europe, and Asia Pacific are focusing on development of new biologics. For instance, in March 2017, Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited announced a collaborative drug discovery project-Take a New challenge for Drug discovery (TaNeDS)-to facilitate new drug development through collaborations. Moreover, it entered into a strategic research collaboration with AgonOX, Inc. to develop new immunotherapy drugs for the immuno-oncology segment. Approval of novel products over the forecast period is anticipated to boost market growth.
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