(Nivolumab + relatlimab) is under clinical development by Bristol-Myers Squibb and currently in Phase II for B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. According to GlobalData, Phase II drugs for B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma have a 44% phase transition success rate (PTSR) indication benchmark for progressing into Phase III. GlobalData’s report assesses how (Nivolumab + relatlimab)’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.

(Nivolumab + relatlimab) overview

Nivolumab and Relatlimab-rmbw (Opdualag) is a fixed-dose combination of two IgG4 kappa monoclonal antibodies (mAbs). It is formulated as solution, concentrate solution for intravenous route of administration. Opdualag is indicated for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients 12 years of age or older with unresectable or metastatic melanoma.

BMS-986213, a fixed dose combination of nivolumab and relatlimab is under development for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma, refractory solid tumors, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), recurrent or refractory classical Hodgkin lymphoma and b-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), peripheral t-cell lymphomas (PTCL) and primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma, gastric cancer, adenocarcinoma of the gastroesophageal junction, metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma, metastatic uveal melanoma and metastatic colorectal cancer. The drug candidate is formulated as solution administered by intravenous route. It is a monoclonal antibody directed against lymphocyte activation gene 3 protein (LAG3) and programmed cell death protein 1 (PD1).

Bristol-Myers Squibb overview

Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) is a specialty biopharmaceutical company that is engaged in discovery, development, licensing and manufacturing, marketing, distribution and sale of medicines and related medical products to patients with serious diseases. Its primary focus is on cancer, cardiovascular, immunology and fibrotic therapeutic projects. The company offers its products across the world to wholesalers, retail pharmacies, hospitals, medical professionals and government entities. BMS provides its products in the US, Europe, and Japan. The company conducts research to focus on the discovery and development of novel medicines that address serious diseases in areas of significant unmet medical need. BMS is headquartered in New York City, New York, 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.