Over the past decade, the ‘Antibodies to Watch’ article series has documented the results of the global biopharmaceutical industry’s efforts to bring innovative antibody therapeutics to patients in need. Dr. Janice Reichert, Executive Director of The Antibody Society, offered a preview of the 2020 version on Wednesday November 20, 2019 during the ‘Developing Successful Antibody Products’ session at PEGS Europe.
‘Antibodies to watch in 2020’ includes updates on recent and anticipated events relevant to antibody therapeutics in clinical development. Data for antibody therapeutics that were first approved in either the US or EU during 2019, as well as several products first approved in Russia or India, were provided. Antibody therapeutics undergoing regulatory review by the Food and Drug Administration or the European Medicines Agency as of November 2019 were also discussed. Brief summaries of antibody therapeutics in late-stage clinical study that may progress to regulatory review in late 2019 or 2020, based on public disclosures by the sponsoring companies, were included. In concluding, Dr. Reichert noted that the late-stage clinical pipeline is robust, and she anticipated that more antibody therapeutics will be in late-stage studies in 2020 than any year previously documented. Remarkably, compared to 2010, the number of antibody therapeutics currently in late-stage studies has nearly tripled (to 75 antibody therapeutics).
The ‘Antibodies to watch in 2020′ presentation can be downloaded here.
The Antibody Society was very pleased to see so many of our corporate sponsors in attendance at PEGS Europe!