BNC-1021 is under clinical development by Bonac and currently in Phase I for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. According to GlobalData, Phase I drugs for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis have a 67% phase transition success rate (PTSR) indication benchmark for progressing into Phase II. GlobalData’s report assesses how BNC-1021’s drug-specific PTSR and Likelihood of Approval (LoA) scores compare to the indication benchmarks. Buy the report here.

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BNC-1021 overview

BNC-1021 is under development for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. The drug candidate is a small interfering RNA agent that targets human transforming growth factor-beta 1 messenger RNA nucleic acid. It is administered as an aerosol. It is developed based on nucleic acid platform which creates nucleic acid molecules with high stability.

Bonac overview

Bonac is engaged in the discovery and development of nucleic acid medicine drug substance based on nucleic acid chemistry and pharmaceutical development of RNA therapeutics (nucleic acid medicines). Its pipeline products include BNC-1021, a nucleic acid for treating Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; BNC-1601 targeting Uveitis and diabetic retinopathy; BNC-1251 indicated for cancer; and BNC-1602 that inhibits miR29 in fibrosis diseases. Bonac has developed Bonac Nucleic Acid (nkRNA and PnkRNA), a single-stranded nucleic acid platform and R&D system based on RNA nucleic acid synthesis technology. The company works in partnership with Sumitomo Chemical Company Ltd, FUJIFILM Corp, and Kurume University for licensing, distribution, research and development of nucleic acid drugs. Bonac is headquartered in Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan.

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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.