PharmaPoint: Alzheimer’s Disease – Global Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2026

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Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that is characterized by impaired memory and thinking (known as dementia), and functional decline. With a rapidly accelerating worldwide prevalence, there is a growing societal pressure for curative treatment for AD patients. The burden of AD encompasses clinical burden to patients as well as economic burden to payers and patients and caregiver burden, adding to the urgent need for improved AD therapy. Significant efforts are being made to develop a new treatment for AD, as current pharmacologic management is known to only provide a temporary improvement in symptoms.
GlobalData estimates the 2016 sales for AD at approximately $3.0B across the 7MM covered in this report.

The AD pipeline activity is strong, with twenty active Phase III (or Phase II/III) pipeline agents, most notable drug classes of which being passive immunotherapies and BACE inhibitors. These late-phase drugs also include those targeted for AD-linked agitation and cognitive impairments. Despite the fierce competition, GlobalData expects AD drug development to continue to see considerable struggles until reliable biomarkers and diagnostics are developed. Nevertheless, the treatment landscape of AD is expected to see a substantial change during the forecast period of 2016-2026.


Overview of AD: including epidemiology, etiology, pathophysiology, symptoms, diagnosis, and disease management.

Annualized AD market revenue, cost of therapy per patient, and treatment usage patterns in three patient segments (including mild cognitive impairment, mild AD, moderate AD, and severe AD), forecast from 2016 to 2026.

Key topics covered: strategic competitor assessment, market characterization, unmet needs, clinical trial mapping and implications for the AD therapeutics market

Pipeline analysis: comprehensive data assessing emerging trends and mechanisms of action under development for AD therapy. The most promising candidate in Phase III (and Phase II/III) development is profiled.

Analysis of the current and future market competition in the global AD therapeutics market. Insightful review of the key industry drivers, restraints and challenges. Each trend is independently researched to provide qualitative analysis of its implications.

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AB Science
AC Immune
Actinogen Medical
Adamas Pharmaceuticals
Archer Pharmaceuticals
Ausio Pharmaceuticals
AZ Therapies
BioArctic NeuroScience AB
Boehringer Ingelheim
Boehringer Ingelheim
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Charsire Biotechnology Corp
Cytos Biotechnology
Daiichi Sankyo
Eli Lilly
Glovia Co
IntraCellular Therapies
Kyowa Hakko Kirin
Mediti Pharma Inc
Merck & Co
Metabolic Therapy Inc
Nature Cell
Nature Cell
Neurim Pharmaceuticals
Neurotrope BioScience
Ono Pharmaceutical
Orion Oyj
Probiodrug AG
Proclara Biosciences
Purdue Pharma
QR Pharm
QR Pharma
Suven Life Sciences
T3D Therapeutics
Tetra Discovery Partners
Toyama Chemical
vTv Therapeutics

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents

1.1 List of Tables

1.2 List of Figures

2 Executive Summary

2.1 Alzheimer’s Market Forecast to See Double-Digit Sales Growth out to 2026

2.2 Allergan, Biogen, and Roche Are Forecast to Lead the AD Market in 2026

2.3 Lack of Treatments and Biomarkers Remain As Key Unmet Needs in the AD Market

2.4 Opportunities Remain for Disease-Modifying and Symptomatic Drugs Entering the AD Market

2.5 Twenty Promising Drugs in Phase II/III or Phase III of Development

2.6 What Do Physicians Think?

3 Introduction

3.1 Catalyst

3.2 Related Reports

4 Disease Overview

4.1 Etiology and Pathophysiology

4.1.1 Etiology

4.1.2 Pathophysiology

4.2 Disease Staging Systems

4.3 Symptoms

4.4 Prognosis

4.5 Quality of Life

5 Epidemiology

5.1 Disease Background

5.2 Risk Factors and Comorbidities

5.3 Global and Historical Trends

5.4 Forecast Methodology

5.4.1 Sources

5.4.2 Forecast Assumptions and Methods

5.4.3 Total Prevalent Cases of AD

5.4.4 Total Prevalent Cases of AD by Severity

5.4.5 Total Prevalent Cases of MCI

5.5 Epidemiological Forecast for AD (2016–2026)

5.5.1 Total Prevalent Cases of AD

5.5.2 Age-Specific Total Prevalent Cases of AD

5.5.3 Sex-Specific Total Prevalent Cases of AD

5.5.4 Total Prevalent Cases of AD by Severity

5.6 Epidemiological Forecast for MCI (2016–2026)

5.6.1 Total Prevalent Cases of MCI

5.6.2 Age-Specific Total Prevalent Cases of MCI

5.6.3 Sex-Specific Total Prevalent Cases of MCI

5.7 Discussion

5.7.1 Epidemiological Forecast Insight

5.7.2 Limitations of Analysis

5.7.3 Strengths of Analysis

6 Disease Management

6.1 Diagnosis Overview

6.1.1 Probable AD Dementia

6.1.2 Preclinical AD

6.1.3 MCI

6.2 Treatment Overview

6.3 Clinical Practice

6.3.1 Leading Prescribed Therapies

6.4 US

6.5 5EU

6.6 Japan

7 Competitive Assessment

7.1 Overview

7.2 Product Profiles – Major Brands

7.2.1 Aricept (Donepezil Hydrochloride)

7.2.2 Exelon (Rivastigmine, Rivastigmine tartrate)

7.2.3 Razadyne (Galantamine Hydrobromide)

7.2.4 Namenda (Memantine Hydrochloride)

7.2.5 Namzaric (Memantine and Donepezil Hydrochlorides)

7.3 Other Therapeutic Classes

8 Unmet Needs and Opportunity Assessment

8.1 Overview

8.2 Drugs with Disease-Modifying Mechanisms of Action

8.2.1 Unmet Need

8.2.2 Gap Analysis

8.2.3 Opportunity

8.3 Diagnosis in the Prodromal or Presymptomatic Stages

8.3.1 Unmet Need

8.3.2 Gap Analysis

8.3.3 Opportunity

8.4 Improved Control of Symptoms

8.4.1 Unmet Need

8.4.2 Gap Analysis

8.4.3 Opportunity

8.5 Easier Access to Treatment

8.5.1 Unmet Need

8.5.2 Gap Analysis

8.5.3 Opportunity

9 Pipeline Assessment

9.1 Overview

9.2 Clinical Trial Mapping

9.2.1 Clinical Trials by Class

9.3 Promising Drugs in Clinical Development

9.3.1 Biopharmaceutical Products

9.3.2 Gantenerumab

9.3.3 Crenezumab

9.3.4 Aducanumab

9.3.5 Flebogamma + Albutein

9.3.6 CAD106

9.3.7 Small Molecule

9.3.8 Verubecestat

9.3.9 Elenbecestat

9.3.10 Lanabecestat

9.3.11 JNJ-54861911

9.3.12 CNP520

9.3.13 Azeliragon

9.3.14 Pioglitazone

9.3.15 Nilvadipine

9.3.16 Intepirdine

9.3.17 ALZT-OP1

9.3.18 TRx-0237 (LMTX)

9.3.19 Brexipiprazole

9.3.20 Aripiprazole

9.3.21 AVP-786

9.3.22 ITI-007

9.3.23 Other Drugs in Development

10 Current and Future Players

10.1 Overview

10.2 Trends in Corporate Strategy

10.3 Company Profiles

10.3.1 Allergan

10.3.2 Lundbeck

10.3.3 Eisai

10.3.4 Pfizer

10.3.5 Novartis

10.3.6 Roche

10.3.7 Biogen

10.3.8 Eli lilly

10.3.9 Merck & Co.

10.3.10 AstraZeneca

10.3.11 Takeda

11 Market Outlook

11.1 Global Markets

11.1.1 Forecast

11.1.2 Drivers and Barriers – Global Issues

11.2 US

11.2.1 Forecast

11.2.2 Key Events

11.2.3 Drivers and Barriers

11.3 5EU

11.3.1 Forecast

11.3.2 Key Events

11.3.3 Drivers and Barriers

11.4 Japan

11.4.1 Forecast

11.4.2 Key Events

11.4.3 Drivers and Barriers

12 Appendix

12.1 Bibliography

12.2 Abbreviations

12.3 Methodology

12.3.1 Forecasting Methodology

12.3.2 Diagnosed Patients

12.3.3 Percent Drug-Treated Patients

12.3.4 Drugs Included in Each Therapeutic Class

12.3.5 Launch and Patent Expiry Dates

12.3.6 General Pricing Assumptions

12.3.7 Individual Drug Assumptions

12.3.8 Generic Erosion

12.3.9 Pricing of Pipeline Agents

12.4 Primary Research – KOLs Interviewed for This Report

12.4.1 KOLs

12.4.2 Payers

12.5 Primary Research – Prescriber Survey

12.6 About the Authors

12.6.1 Analyst

12.6.2 Therapy Area Director

12.6.3 Epidemiologist

12.6.4 Managing Epidemiologist

12.6.5 Global Director of Therapy Analysis and Epidemiology

12.6.6 Global Head and EVP of Healthcare Operations and Strategy

12.7 About GlobalData

12.8 Contact Us

12.9 Disclaime

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