Breakthroughs in Cancer Biologics: Promising Trials, New Data, and Expanded Access

Vantage Market Research

Jun 26, 2024

BioNTech and DualityBio Initiate Phase 3 Trial for Metastatic Breast Cancer Treatment

BioNTech and DualityBio have commenced a pivotal Phase 3 trial for BNT323/DB-1303, an antibody-drug conjugate (ADC), targeting Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2 (HER2) in metastatic breast cancer. Following promising Phase 1/2 results, this trial aims to enroll 532 patients globally, initially focusing on sites in China before expanding to the United States, Europe, and beyond. The commitment of BioNTech and DualityBio to addressing high unmet medical needs in different cancer indications is reflected in this strategic move.

Novartis Presents New Data on Zolgensma for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

Novartis has shared compelling data on Zolgensma®, a one-time gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The SMART study demonstrates sustained and improved motor milestones in older and heavier children with SMA, supplementing previous clinical evidence. These findings underscore Zolgensma’s clinical benefits and its potential to positively impact SMA treatment across diverse patient populations.

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Launches Versavo® in the United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories is introducing Versavo® with Bevacizumab to mark a significant milestone in cancer therapy. Versavo®, a biosimilar of Avastin®, is indicated for various cancers, including metastatic colorectal cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, and metastatic breast cancer. In line with the success of Versavo®, this launch expands access to quality cancer care across all global markets. 

Advancements in Cancer Biologics

The collaboration between BioNTech and DualityBio underscores the industry's dedication to advancing cancer treatment options. By targeting HER2 in metastatic breast cancer, BNT323/DB-1303 shows promise in addressing a critical need in oncology.

Novartis's continued research on Zolgensma for SMA exemplifies ongoing efforts to improve therapies for rare diseases. The SMART study's positive outcomes highlight the potential of gene therapies to transform patient care.

With the launch of Versavo®) in the United Kingdom by Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, there is an increased opportunity to access cost effective treatment for cancer. The availability of Versavo® in different global markets is evidence of a commitment to improving access to health care worldwide. 

These developments collectively signify a significant step forward in the field of cancer biologics, promising hope for patients and healthcare providers alike. As research and innovation continue, the industry remains focused on delivering effective and accessible treatments to those in need.

Cancer Biologics Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report by Drug Class (Monoclonal Antibodies, Cancer Growth Inhibitors, Vaccines, Recombinants Proteins, CAR-T Cells, Angiogenesis Inhibitors, Interleukins (IL), Interferons (IFN), Gene Therapy, Other Drug Classes) by Application (Blood Cancer, Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Skin Cancer, Liver Cancer, Other Applications) by End Use (Hospitals, Cancer Center, Academics & Research Institutes) by Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa) - Global Industry Assessment (2018 - 2023) & Forecast (2024 - 2032)