Multiple Sclerosis Therapeutics: A Global Strategic Business Report
San Jose, California (PRWEB) April 7, 2010
Multiple sclerosis is one of the most common autoimmune diseases. This chronic disease affects the central nervous system that includes the brain and the spinal cord. Each nerve fiber is protected by a tissue called myelin. In multiple sclerosis, the myelin gets damaged leading to formation of scar tissues, called sclerosis. The formation of several such scars is known as multiple sclerosis.
The United States dominates the world multiple sclerosis therapeutics market as stated by the new market research report on multiple sclerosis market. The United States is also the fastest growing geographic market for multiple sclerosis therapeutics, with growth led by high value disease modifying therapies used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Early diagnosis due to early intervention by primary care physicians is also a major factor contributing to the growth of the US multiple sclerosis market.
The multiple sclerosis therapeutics market is led by beta interferon drugs, encompassing Avonex, Rebif, and Betaseron. Other drugs in the market include Copaxone glatiramer acetate, and Tysabri. The existing therapies face major threat from oral pipeline therapies such as Sanofi-aventis' Teriflunomide, Active Biotech's Laquinimod, Merck's Cladribine and Novartis' FTY720. These pipeline candidates are expected to capture a significant share of the market, provided their efficacy is proven to be superior or comparable to currently available interferon and other therapies. MS pipeline also includes drugs with novel mechanisms of action such as GlaxoSmithKline's 683699, a VLA4 antagonist, that is expected to change market dynamics once approved.
Key market participants profiled in the report include Bayer Schering Pharma AG, Biogen Idec Inc., Elan Pharmaceuticals Inc., EMD Serono Inc., Genzyme Corp., Merck Serono SA, Novartis, Sanofi-Aventis SA, Teva Pharmaceuticals, among others.
The report titled "Multiple Sclerosis Therapeutics: A Global Strategic Business Report" announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive review of the multiple sclerosis market, key approved drugs, pipeline drugs, market dynamics, clinical trials, product introductions/ approvals, recent industry activity, and profiles of market participants. The study analyzes market data and analytics in terms of value sales for regions including The United States, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World.
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