NGM-438 is under clinical development by NGM Biopharmaceuticals and currently in Phase I for Head And Neck Cancer Squamous Cell Carcinoma. According to GlobalData, Phase I drugs for Head And Neck Cancer Squamous Cell Carcinoma have an 80% phase transition success rate (PTSR) indication benchmark for progressing into Phase II. GlobalData’s report assesses how NGM-438’s drug-specific PTSR and Likelihood of Approval (LoA) scores compare to the indication benchmarks. Buy the report here.

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NGM-438 overview

NGM-438 is under development for the treatment of advanced solid tumors such as pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, mesothelioma, gastric cancer, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), cervical and endocervical cancer, biliary duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma), squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN), bladder urothelial cancer, colorectal cancer (CRC), esophageal cancer, ovarian cancer, renal cell carcinoma (RCC), prostate cancer and melanoma (skin cutaneous). It acts by targeting leukocyte associated immunoglobulin-like receptor 1 (LAIR1). It is administered through intravenous route.

NGM Biopharmaceuticals overview

NGM Biopharmaceuticals (NGM Bio) operates as a clinical-stage bio pharmaceutical company that develops pipeline of biological therapeutics for the treatment of cardio-metabolic, immuno-oncology, retinal and liver diseases and ophthalmic diseases. The company’s pipeline products include NGM707, NGM831, NGM438, NGM120, NGM621, MK-3655 and Aldafermin. Its NGM707 is a novel dual antagonist monoclonal antibody that is designed to improve patient immune responses to tumors by inhibiting both Immunoglobulin-like transcript and NGM831 is the potential to fight tumors by shifting myeloid cells from a suppressive state to a stimulatory state and promote anti-tumor activity. The company’s biologic’s platform incorporates multiple technologies to generate and screen monoclonal antibodies. NGM Bio 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.