Bemcentinib is under clinical development by BerGenBio and currently in Phase II for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. According to GlobalData, Phase II drugs for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer have a 39% phase transition success rate (PTSR) indication benchmark for progressing into Phase III. GlobalData’s report assesses how Bemcentinib’s drug-specific PTSR and Likelihood of Approval (LoA) scores compare to the indication benchmarks. Buy the report here.

GlobalData tracks drug-specific phase transition and likelihood of approval scores, in addition to indication benchmarks based off 18 years of historical drug development data. Attributes of the drug, company and its clinical trials play a fundamental role in drug-specific PTSR and likelihood of approval.

Bemcentinib overview

Bemcentinib (BGB-324, R-428) is under development for the treatment of inflammatory Breast cancer, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, metastatic melanoma, relapsed/refractory acute myeloid leukaemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, non-small cell lung cancer including lung adenocarcinoma, malignant mesothelioma and pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, glioblastoma, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), bladder cancer, renal cell carcinoma and coronavirus disease 2019 caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). It is administered through oral route and acts by targeting Axl kinase. The drug candidate is a first-in-class selective AXL kinase inhibitor. The drug candidate is based on CellSelect Technology. It was also under development for chronic myelocytic leukemia, triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) and liver fibrosis.

BerGenBio overview

BerGenBio focuses on the development of transformative drugs built on AXL receptor tyrosine kinase (AXL) inhibitors for the treatment of therapy-resistant cancers. Its key pipeline products include Bemcentinib (BGB324), Tilvestamab BGB149 and BGB601 (ADCT-601). Bemcentinib (BGB324) is an orally bioavailable and AXL inhibitor, which is used for the treatment of advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and Covid – 19. Tilvestamab BGB149 is a functional blocking anti-AXL monoclonal antibody, which prevents AXL mediated cell signaling in cancer cell lines, illustrates anti-tumor efficacy and decreases cell migration and invasion. BGB601 is an antibody-drug conjugate, which is under Phase I trial. BerGenBio is headquartered in Bergen, Norway.

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GlobalData’s Likelihood of Approval analytics tool dynamically assesses and predicts how likely a drug will move to the next stage in its clinical pathway (PTSR), as well as how likely the drug will be approved (LoA). This is based on a proprietary algorithm built from the drugs’ sales forecast, regulatory milestones, cost forecasts, WACC rate and other proprietary data sources found on GlobalData’s Pharmaceutical Intelligence Center.