Aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride is under clinical development by Photonamic and currently in Phase II for Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM). According to GlobalData, Phase II drugs for Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) have a 23% phase transition success rate (PTSR) indication benchmark for progressing into Phase III. GlobalData’s report assesses how Aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride’s drug-specific PTSR and Likelihood of Approval (LoA) scores compare to the indication benchmarks. Buy the report here.

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Aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride overview

Aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride (Alacare/ Effala / Gliolan) is a radiation sensitizer used in photodynamic- radiation therapy. It is formulated as patch or plaster for topical and cutaneous application and powder for solution for oral route of administration. It is indicated for treatment of mild actinic keratoses lesions. It is indicated in adult patients for visualisation of malignant tissue during surgery for malignant gliomas that are glioblastoma multiforme (gbm) on preoperative imaging, and who are intended for resection of the tumour.

Aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride is under development for the treatment of supratentorial IDH wild-type glioblastoma. The therapeutic candidate is administered through oral route. It is also under development for the treatment of distal subungual onychomycosis (DSO) of the great toenail. The therapeutic candidate is formulated as patch for topical administration.

Photonamic overview

Photonamic, a subsidiary of SBI ALApharma Co Limited, is a pharmaceutical company that develops 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) in various formulations as food supplements and cosmetics. The company’s 5-aminolevulinic acid is used in various therapeutic areas which include glioblastoma, local photodynamic therapy (PDT) and actinic keratosis. It sells its products under the brand name Gliolan and Alacar. Photonamic conducts research and development on 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) for both therapeutic and diagnostic approaches in the areas of oncology and dermatology. The company operates in Japan, the US, Germany and Canada, among others. Photonamic is headquartered in Pinneberg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

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