Tafenoquine succinate is a Small Molecule owned by GSK, and is involved in 37 clinical trials, of which 30 were completed, 4 are ongoing, and 3 are planned.

Tafenoquine is an analog of primaquine, binds to and alters the properties of protozoal DNA. It eliminates tissue (exo-erythrocytic) malarial infection, preventing the development of the erythrocytic forms of the parasite which are responsible for relapses in Plasmodium vivax and ovale malaria.

The revenue for Tafenoquine succinate is expected to reach a total of $1.1bn through 2038. This change impacts the valuation of this asset and is an important factor to understand the current value of the drug in a clinical process. View the complete picture with the Tafenoquine succinate NPV Report.

Tafenoquine succinate was originated by Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and is currently owned by GSK.

Tafenoquine succinate Overview

Tafenoquine succinate (Krintafel, Kozenis, Kodatef) is a primaquine analogue, acts as an anti-malarial agent. It is formulated as film coated tablets for oral route of administration. Krintafel is indicated for the radical cure (prevention of relapse) of Plasmodium vivax malaria in patients aged 16 years and older who are receiving appropriate antimalarial therapy for acute P. vivax infection and is indicated for the radical cure (prevention of relapse) of Plasmodium vivax (P. vivax) malaria in patients aged 16 years and older who are receiving chloroquine for acute P. vivax (blood-stage) infection.

Tafenoquine succinate is also under development for the treatment of Plasmodium vivax malaria in paediatric populations (aged ≥6 months to <2 years (weighing ≥5kg)). It is administered through oral route in the form of tablet.

GSK Overview

GSK is a healthcare company that focuses on developing, manufacturing and commercializing pharmaceuticals, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. It offers drugs for the treatment of diseases such as HIV, respiratory, cancer, immuno-inflammation, anti-viral, central nervous system (CNS), metabolic, cardiovascular and urogenital, anti-bacterials, dermatology and rare diseases. The company also offers over-the-counter (OTC) products for pain relief, oral health, nutrition, skin health and gastro-intestinal diseases. GSK’s vaccine portfolio covers various diseases including hepatitis, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, rotavirus and HPV infections, measles and bacterial meningitis, among others. The company sells its products through wholesalers, pharmacies, hospitals, physicians and other groups worldwide. GSK is headquartered in Brentford, Middlesex, the UK.

The company reported revenues of (British Pounds) GBP34,114 million for the fiscal year ended December 2021 (FY2021), an increase of 0% over FY2020. In FY2021, the company’s operating margin was 18.1%, compared to an operating margin of 22.8% in FY2020. In FY2021, the company recorded a net margin of 12.9%, compared to a net margin of 16.9% in FY2020. The company reported revenues of GBP7,829 million for the third quarter ended September 2022, an increase of 13% over the previous quarter.

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