Iptacopan hydrochloride is under clinical development by Novartis and currently in Phase II for Age Related Macular Degeneration. According to GlobalData, Phase II drugs for Age Related Macular Degeneration have a 45% phase transition success rate (PTSR) indication benchmark for progressing into Phase III. GlobalData’s report assesses how Iptacopan hydrochloride’s drug-specific PTSR and Likelihood of Approval (LoA) scores compare to the indication benchmarks. Buy the report here.

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Iptacopan hydrochloride overview

Iptacopan (LNP-023) is under development for the treatment of glomerulonephritis- IgA nephropathy (Berger's disease), early to middle age-related macular degeneration, C3 glomerulopathy, proteinuria, atypical hemolytic uraemic syndrome, lupus nephritis, immune complex membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis and paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria. It is administered through oral route as a hard gelatin capsule. It acts by targeting complement factor B (FB). The therapeutic candidate is a new molecular entity (NME).

It was also under development for the treatment of idiopathic/primary membranous nephropathy.

Novartis overview

Novartis is a healthcare company that focuses on the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of prescription and generic pharmaceutical products and eye care products. It provides drugs for the treatment of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, dermatological conditions, neurological disorders, ophthalmic and respiratory diseases, hematologic diseases, solid tumors, immune disorders, and infections, among others. The company offers generic medicines and biosimilars through Sandoz. Novartis conducts research in various disease areas through The Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR). The company operates through a network of subsidiaries and offices across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. Novartis is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland.

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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.