PCRX-201 is under clinical development by Pacira BioSciences and currently in Phase I for Osteoarthritis. According to GlobalData, Phase I drugs for Osteoarthritis have an 86% phase transition success rate (PTSR) indication benchmark for progressing into Phase II. GlobalData’s report assesses how PCRX-201’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.

PCRX-201 overview

FX-201 is under development for the treatment of osteoarthritis of knee. The drug candidate is a gene therapy. It is administered by intra-articular route. The drug candidate comprises of helper-dependent adenoviral vectors delivering interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (hIL-1Ra).

Pacira BioSciences overview

Pacira BioSciences (Pacira), formerly Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc, provides non-opioid pain management and regenerative health solutions. The company develops drugs based on its proprietary DepoFoam drug delivery technology. Its lead product candidate, Exparel (bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension) is an amide-type local anesthetic administered at the time of surgery to control pain and eliminate the use of opioids for acute postsurgical pain. Its other products include iovera, a non-opioid treatment intended to block pain, and relieve pain and symptoms related to osteoarthritis of the knee; among others. Its products are essentially used by hospitals, doctors and ambulatory surgery centers. The company sells products through co-promotion agreements and supply agreements with other pharmaceutical companies. The company has operations in the US and the UK. Pacira is headquartered in Tampa, Florida, 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.