Sufentanil citrate is under clinical development by AcelRx Pharmaceuticals and currently in Phase III for Post-Operative Pain. According to GlobalData, Phase III drugs for Post-Operative Pain have a 37% phase transition success rate (PTSR) indication benchmark for progressing into Pre-Registration. GlobalData’s report assesses how Sufentanil citrate’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.
Sufentanil citrate overview
Sufentanil citrate (Zalviso, Arx-F01) is anilide derivative acts as an opioid analgesic agent. It is formulated as a tablet for the sublingual route of administration. It is indicated for the management of acute moderate-to-severe post-operative pain in hallux valgus (Bunion) surgery. Arx-01 is a drug-device combination product utilizing the opioid agonist sufentanil formulated in a proprietary sublingual tablet formulation and delivered through a pre-programmed, non-invasive proprietary delivery device. The drug candidate is based on nanotab technology. Nanotab technology is a non-invasive, sublingual dosage form that efficiently delivers highly lipophilic drugs with consistent pharmacokinetics. Nanotab dosage forms are designed to minimize the natural saliva response, reducing the amount of swallowed drug that results from the oral transmucosal administration. Sufentanil citrate (Zalviso) is under development for the treatment of acute moderate-to-severe post-operative pain (in the US).
AcelRx Pharmaceuticals overview
AcelRx Pharmaceuticals (AcelRx), is a specialty pharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes drugs for the treatment of pain. The company’s lead product candidate, Dsuvia (known as Dzuveo in Europe), is a single sufentanil sublingual tablet for treating of moderate-to-severe acute pain. Its pipeline also includes Zalviso (for US market), a drug and device combination product for the management of moderate to severe acute pain in adults. AcelRx developed a proprietary, non-invasive, sublingual formulation technology to deliver its highly lipophilic drugs. The company commercializes its EC-approved Zalviso under a license agreement with Grunenthal in Europe and Australia. AcelRx is headquartered in Hayward, California, the US.
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