Roducitabine is under clinical development by Processa Pharmaceuticals and currently in Phase II for Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer. According to GlobalData, Phase II drugs for Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer have a 32% phase transition success rate (PTSR) indication benchmark for progressing into Phase III. GlobalData’s report assesses how Roducitabine’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.

Roducitabine overview

Roducitabine is under development for the treatment of solid tumors such as refractory metastatic pancreatic cancer (third-line therapy), biliary cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. The drug candidate is administered through oral route. The drug candidate is a  cytidine analog. It is a small molecule (fluorocyclopentenylcytosine), a prodrug, next-generation nucleoside compound. It acts by targeting DNA, RNA, and DNA methyltransferase 1. It was also under development for colorectal cancer, muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC), small cell lung cancer, colon cancer, relapsed and renal cell carcinoma, ovarian cancer, advanced malignancies, metastatic bladder cancer resistant to gemcitabine and cervical cancer.

Processa Pharmaceuticals overview

Processa Pharmaceuticals, formerly Heatwurx, is a biopharmaceutical company which develops and commercializes drugs for the treatment of skin diseases and various cancer types. It is investigating its lead product candidate: PCS499 to treat necrobiosis lipoidica (NL), a chronic, disfiguring skin disorder; and to treat the side effects of radiation in patients with head and neck cancer. The PCS499 holds Orphan Drug designation for the treatment of NL. The company is evaluating PCS100, an anti-fibrotic and anti-inflammatory drug against idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and primary glomerulonephritis. It operates in the US. Processa Pharmaceuticals is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, 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.