MCLA-145 is under clinical development by Merus and currently in Phase I for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. According to GlobalData, Phase I drugs for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer have an 80% phase transition success rate (PTSR) indication benchmark for progressing into Phase II. GlobalData’s report assesses how MCLA-145’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.

MCLA-145 overview

MCLA-145 is under development for the treatment of solid tumors, glioblastoma multiforme (gbm) ,sarcomas ,cervical cancer, anal cancer ,gastric cancer ,merkel cell carcinoma ,lung cancer ,colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer and B-cell lymphomas. The therapeutic candidate is a bi-specific, full-length human IgG antibody that binds to PD-L1 and CD137. It is an ADCC-enhanced Biclonic, which is developed based on Biclonics ENGAGE platform. The therapeutic candidate is administered through intravenous route.

Merus overview

Merus is a clinical-stage oncology company that develops innovative antibody therapeutics. The company utilizes the Multiclonics, Biclonics and Triclonics platforms to develop human bispecific and tri-specific antibodies. Its pipeline products include petosemtamab (MCLA-158), a low-fucose human full-length IgG1 antibody that targets head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC); MCLA-129 and MCLA-145 targeting advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and solid tumors; Zenocutuzumab (MCLA-128), antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (ADCC) drug for non-small cell lung cancer and pancreatic cancer; ONO-4685 for refractory T cell lymphoma and psoriasis; and INCA32459 and INCA33890 for advanced malignancies and select advanced solid tumors. The company operates through its subsidiaries in the Netherlands and the US. Merus is headquartered in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

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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 clinical development (PTSR), as well as how likely the drug will be approved (LoA). This is based on a combination of machine learning and a proprietary algorithm to process data points from various databases found on GlobalData’s Pharmaceutical Intelligence Center.