Cudetaxestat is under clinical development by Blade Therapeutics and currently in Phase I for Systemic Sclerosis (Scleroderma). According to GlobalData, Phase I drugs for Systemic Sclerosis (Scleroderma) have an 84% phase transition success rate (PTSR) indication benchmark for progressing into Phase II. GlobalData’s report assesses how Cudetaxestat’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.

Cudetaxestat overview

Cudetaxestat is under development for the treatment of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), systemic sclerosis, interstitial lung diseases, Liver Fibrosis, Lung Fibrosis and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. The therapeutic candidate is administered through oral route as a solution. The drug candidate acts by targeting autotaxin (ATX).

It was also under development for the treatment of kidney fibrosis and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Blade Therapeutics overview

Blade Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company. The company’s products pipeline includes Cudetaxestat, BLD-2184, BLD-3051, autotaxin inhibitor, and calpin inhibitor. It develops novel anti-fibrotic therapies to treat various fibrotic disorders and it’s lead program is a small molecule inhibitor targeting an intracellular cysteine protease associated with fibrosis across diverse indications. The company conducts research and development programs to discover new drugs that modulate fibrosis-related diseases such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), viral hepatitis, ALD and cirrhosis. It works in partnership with Scleroderma Research Foundation (SRF) to treat disorders of fibrosis, including scleroderma. Blade Therapeutics is headquartered in San Francisco, California, the US.

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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.