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Antibacterial Therapeutics - High levels of Pipeline Innovation Focused on the Increasing Unmet Need Associated with Antibiotic Resistance -

Research and Markets
Posted on: 23 Feb 18

The "Antibacterial Therapeutics - High levels of Pipeline Innovation Focused on the Increasing Unmet Need Associated with Antibiotic Resistance" report has been added to's offering.

This report examines the entire antibacterial therapy area with a particular focus on four key indications, methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), sepsis, pneumonia and tuberculosis, which were selected due to their pipeline size, prevalence and level of unmet need.

There are several techniques being utilized to combat the spread of antibiotic resistance, which range from combining antibiotics to increase efficacy to reducing the use antibiotics in both humans and livestock.

However, significantly reducing the number of deaths caused by antibacterial resistance will require the development of new antibacterials that target infections caused by the most deadly and antibiotic resistant bacteria while acting on targets not currently utilized by marketed products in order to avoid cross resistance.

Without the development of innovate antibacterial products the emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance will not only increase the number of avoidable deaths caused by the infection itself, it also has the potential to increase the risks associated with surgery, while putting additional pressure on already stretched healthcare providers, as treating drug-resistant infections is considerably more expensive than treating drug-susceptible infections.


  • The antibacterial pipeline is large, with 1,634 products in active development. Does current pipeline innovation hold the potential to affect the future antibacterial market?
  • The four key indications in the antibacterial pipeline are tuberculosis, pneumonia, MRSA and sepsis. How does the composition of each pipeline compare both in terms of first-in-class and non-first-in-class innovation.
  • There are 234 first-in-class products in the antibacterial pipeline. Which of these possess the greatest potential to improve disease outcome and be commercially successful, based on their target?
  • Analysis of strategic consolidations and deals revealed a high level of activity between 2006 and 2017.
  • A significant number of first-in-class products have been identified with no prior involvement in deals. How does deal frequency and value compare between target families and molecule types, and which first-in-class programs have not yet been involved in a licensing or co-development deal?

Report Highlights

  • Robust Pipeline Aims to Address Unmet Needs
  • High level of Innovation in the Sepsis and Tuberculosis Pipelines
  • Opportunities to obtain innovative first-in-class products remain

Key Topics Covered:

1 Table of Contents

2 Executive Summary

3 The Case for Innovation

4 Clinical and Commercial Landscape

5 Assessment of Pipeline Product Innovation

6 Signaling Pathways, and First-in-Class Molecular Target Integration.

7 First-in-Class Target and Pipeline Program Evaluation

8 Deals and Strategic Consolidations

9 Appendix

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Last updated on: 23/02/2018

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