Global Pituitary ACTH Hypersecretion (Cushing’s Disease) Therapeutics Pipeline Review 2014

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/zp4qhh/pituitary_acth) has announced the addition of the “Pituitary ACTH Hypersecretion (Cushing’s Disease) – Pipeline Review, H1 2014” report to their offering.

“Pituitary ACTH Hypersecretion (Cushing’s Disease) – Pipeline Review, H1 2014”

This report provides comprehensive information on the therapeutic development for Pituitary ACTH Hypersecretion (Cushing’s Disease), complete with comparative analysis at various stages, therapeutics assessment by drug target, mechanism of action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and molecule type, along with latest updates, and featured news and press releases. It also reviews key players involved in the therapeutic development for Pituitary ACTH Hypersecretion (Cushing’s Disease) and special features on late-stage and discontinued projects.

The report enhances decision making capabilities and help to create effective counter-strategies to gain competitive advantage. It strengthens R&D pipelines by identifying new targets and MOAs to produce first-in-class and best-in-class products.

Scope

  • The report provides a snapshot of the global therapeutic landscape of Pituitary ACTH Hypersecretion (Cushing’s Disease)
  • The report reviews key pipeline products under drug profile section which includes product description, MoA and R&D brief, licensing and collaboration details & other developmental activities
  • The report reviews key players involved in the therapeutics development for Pituitary ACTH Hypersecretion (Cushing’s Disease) and enlists all their major and minor projects
  • The report summarizes all the dormant and discontinued pipeline projects
  • A review of the Pituitary ACTH Hypersecretion (Cushing’s Disease) products under development by companies and universities/research institutes based on information derived from company and industry-specific sources
  • Pipeline products coverage based on various stages of development ranging from pre-registration till discovery and undisclosed stages
  • A detailed assessment of monotherapy and combination therapy pipeline projects
  • Coverage of the Pituitary ACTH Hypersecretion (Cushing’s Disease) pipeline on the basis of target, MoA, route of administration and molecule type
  • Latest news and deals relating related to pipeline products

Companies Involved in Therapeutics Development

  • Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Ipsen S.A.
  • Novartis AG
  • Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated
  • HRA Pharma, SA
  • Cortendo Invest AB
  • Orphagen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • ElexoPharm GmbH

Drug Profiles

  • mifepristone
  • ketoconazole
  • pasireotide LAR
  • LCI-699
  • DG-3173
  • ISIS-GCCRRx
  • Next Generation Cortisol Inhibitor
  • Small Molecule to Inhibit CYP11B1 for Cushing Disease
  • Peptides to Antagonize ACTH Receptor for Cushing Syndrome
  • Steroidogenic Factor-1 Antagonists
  • Drug to Inhibit Melanocortin Receptor 2 for Cushing Disease

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/zp4qhh/pituitary_acth

Contacts

Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager.
press@researchandmarkets.com
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Sector: Pharmaceuticals

Pituitary ACTH Hypersecretion (Cushing’s Disease) – Pipeline Review, H2 2013

DUBLIN — Research and Markets  (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/h78zrm/pituitary_acth) has announced the addition of the “Pituitary ACTH Hypersecretion (Cushing’s Disease) – Pipeline Review, H2 2013” report to their offering.

‘Pituitary ACTH Hypersecretion (Cushing’s Disease) – Pipeline Review, H2 2013’ provides an overview of the indication’s therapeutic pipeline. This report provides information on the therapeutic development for Pituitary ACTH Hypersecretion (Cushing’s Disease), complete with latest updates, and special features on late-stage and discontinued projects. It also reviews key players involved in the therapeutic development for Pituitary ACTH Hypersecretion (Cushing’s Disease).

Scope

– A snapshot of the global therapeutic scenario for Pituitary ACTH Hypersecretion (Cushing’s Disease).

– A review of the Pituitary ACTH Hypersecretion (Cushing’s Disease) products under development by companies and universities/research institutes based on information derived from company and industry-specific sources.

– Coverage of products based on various stages of development ranging from discovery till registration stages.

– A feature on pipeline projects on the basis of monotherapy and combined therapeutics.

– Coverage of the Pituitary ACTH Hypersecretion (Cushing’s Disease) pipeline on the basis of route of administration and molecule type.

– Key discontinued pipeline projects.

– Latest news and deals relating to the products.

Reasons to buy

– Identify and understand important and diverse types of therapeutics under development for Pituitary ACTH Hypersecretion (Cushing’s Disease).

– Identify emerging players with potentially strong product portfolio and design effective counter-strategies to gain competitive advantage.

– Plan mergers and acquisitions effectively by identifying players of the most promising pipeline.

– Devise corrective measures for pipeline projects by understanding Pituitary ACTH Hypersecretion (Cushing’s Disease) pipeline depth and focus of Indication therapeutics.

– Develop and design in-licensing and out-licensing strategies by identifying prospective partners with the most attractive projects to enhance and expand business potential and scope.

– Modify the therapeutic portfolio by identifying discontinued projects and understanding the factors that drove them from pipeline.

Companies Mentioned

Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Ipsen S.A.

Novartis AG

Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated

HRA Pharma, SA

Cortendo Invest AB

Orphagen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/h78zrm/pituitary_acth

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Cushing’s Syndrome, Prostate Cancer and Adrenocortical Carcinoma

Orphagen has identified and characterized small molecule antagonists to steroidogenic factor-1 (SF-1). SF-1 binds to and regulates DNA promoter elements in the major transporters and enzymes required for adrenal steroid synthesis. It is also required for development of the adrenal gland. SF-1 antagonists inhibit cortisol secretion in adrenal cells and have potential application in two orphan indications, Cushing’s syndrome and adrenocortical carcinoma. In addition, SF-1 appears to have an important role in the progression of advanced prostate cancer.

 

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Cushing’s syndrome:
An estimated 20,000 people in the US have Cushing’s, with more than 3,000 new cases diagnosed each year. The incidence is similar in Europe. Cushing’s syndrome disproportionately affects females, who make up about 75% of the diagnosed cases. Symptoms of Cushing’s syndrome can include obesity, diabetes, psychiatric disorders, osteoporosis and immune suppression. Cushing’s syndrome is caused by elevated secretion of cortisol from the adrenal gland, in association with pituitary, adrenal or other cancers.

Orphagen has identified small molecule antagonists to SF-1 that have the potential to suppress cortisol levels in all Cushing’s patients without serious side effects.

Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC):
ACC is a rare malignancy with an extremely poor prognosis (5-year overall survival: 37-47%). Complete surgical resection offers hope for long-term survival but surgery is not an option in up to two-thirds of patients because metastasis has usually occurred by the time of diagnosis.

SF-1 is recognized as a potential mechanism-based therapeutic target for control of ACC and an SF-1 antagonist could be used in the treatment of ACC.

Pediatric ACC:
Pediatric ACC is a very rare but aggressive cancer with a long-term survival rate of about 50%. Approximately 60% of children with adrenocortical tumors are diagnosed before the age of four. The SF-1 gene is amplified and SF-1 protein is overexpressed in the vast majority of childhood adrenocortical tumors strongly implicating SF-1 in pediatric adrenocortical tumorigenesis.

Castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC):
CRPC is the most common cancer in males. Surgery is not an option if the cancer has spread beyond the prostate gland, at which point patients typically receive hormonal therapy, essentially chemical castration. This course of therapy usually fails within two years, resulting in castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). Most patients eventually succumb to CRPC, which is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men.
SF-1 antagonists may: (1) block the adrenal androgens that circumvent chemical castration, and are a primary cause of CRPC; and (2) inhibit synthesis of androgens within the prostate tumor itself, where SF-1 may control induction of enzymes for de novo androgen synthesis in treatment-resistant cancers.

From http://www.orphagen.com/research_cushings.html

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