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T-Cell Immunotherapy Market, 2015-2030

  • October 2015
  • 419 pages
  • Roots Analysis Private Ltd.
Report ID: 3340764


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WHO has stated that the number of new cancer cases is expected to rise by 70% in the coming two decades.In the US alone, over one million people are diagnosed with cancer each year.Although cancer therapeutics continues to be one of the most active areas in terms of drug development, there is still a significant unmet need. Specifically, immuno-oncology has been gradually nurtured by researchers over the last several years. Post an evident shift towards the development of therapeutics targeting cancer cells by harnessing immune system components, immunotherapeutics have gained a strong foothold in the pharmaceutical industry. After the early success of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors, T-cell immunotherapy has emerged as another innovative and potent arm of this market.

Characterised by key features such as target specificity, adaptability and memory, T-cells have been effectively used as tools to mediate an immune response. T-cell immunotherapy is structured into segments comprising of CAR-T, TCR and TIL therapies. Academicians across the globe have significantly contributed by convening the initial research of the candidates; this has served as the framework for several start-ups / established industry players to drive the research forward.

The overall market is expected to make a huge leap over the coming decade. It is also important to highlight that various technology providers, aiming to develop T-cell immunotherapy products with improved efficacy and safety, have developed innovative platforms for engineering of the T-cells. Innovative research, lucrative rounds of VC funding, discovery of several novel targets, growing pipelines directed towards different therapeutic areas and encouraging clinical trial results have emerged as some of the other drivers of this market.

The “T-Cell Immunotherapy Market, 2015-2030”report provides an extensive study of the field of T-cell immunotherapy. With no marketed products, this emerging field is still in its infancy; the report provides a comprehensive view of the market segmented into the following three sub-groups: CAR-T therapies, TCR therapies and TIL therapies.

The T-cell immunotherapy market is characterised by a robust and opportunistic pipeline of products targeting both haematological cancers and solid tumours. As mentioned earlier, several research institutes have played a critical role in progression of the technology to its current stage. Post the initial research, industry players have collaborated with non-industry participants to fund the clinical and commercial development of these products. Some late stage products that have emerged out of such collaborations include CTL-019 (Novartis/University of Pennsylvania / The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia), JCAR017 (Juno Therapeutics / Seattle Children’s Hospital), KTE-C19 and NY-ESO-1 TCR (Kite Pharma / National Cancer Institute), CD19-CAR (Takara Bio / Jichi Medical University) and LN-144 (Lion Biotechnologies / National Cancer Institute). Encouraging clinical results have accelerated the progress of these therapies as they have emerged as one of the most effective ways of leveraging the potential of immune system.

The T-cell immunotherapy market is also seeing a growing interest from several technology providers, especially those with capabilities in genome editing and viral and non-viral gene transfer. In addition, several T-cell immunotherapy companies and technology providers are also developing innovative safety switches to manage known side effects such as cytokine release syndrome and B-cell aplasia.

One of the key objectives of the study is to review and quantify the opportunities laid by the innovative programs of both small and big pharma firms. The unexploited and promising nature of this market supports the hopes pinned on multiple start-ups by several strategic investors and venture capital firms. Amongst other elements, the report elaborates on the following key areas:
- The current state of the market with respect to key players, development stage of pipeline products (both clinical / preclinical) and targeted indications
- Partnerships which have taken place in the recent past covering research and development collaborations, manufacturing agreements, license agreements specific to technology platforms, product co-development and co-commercialisation
- Innovative technological platforms, such as safety switches, which have contributed significantly in overcoming the existing gaps in therapy regimen
- Various investments and grants received by the companies focused in this area
- Therapeutic areas forming the current focus of developers, the gradual drift and opportunity offered by non-oncological therapeutic areas
- Competitive landscape, challenges and expected trend of market evolution within the three sub-segments
- Development and sales potential based on target consumer segments, likely adoption rate and expected pricing

The research, analysis and insights presented in this report include potential sales of several CAR-T therapies, TCR therapies and TIL therapies; this analysis is backed by a deep understanding of key drivers behind the growth. With most products still in the early stage ofdevelopment, we have provided three market forecast scenarios to add robustness to our model. The conservative, base and optimistic scenarios represent three different tracks of industry evolution. All actual figures have been sourced and analysed from publicly available information. The figures mentioned in this report are in USD, unless otherwise specified.

- During the course of our research, we identified over 180 T-cell therapies across various phases of development; CAR-T therapies (56%) are the most common, followed by TCR (25%) and TIL (19%) therapies.
- Research institutions, through investment of time, expertise and effort, have played a critical role in the design and development of novel CAR-Ts, TCRs and TILs. In fact, non-industrial players are involved in the development of around 65% of all the molecules in the pipeline; of these, 23% molecules are being developed jointly with industry participants.
- Kite Pharma is the current flag-bearer; Novartis, Juno Therapeutics, CBMG, Celyad, Lion Biotechnologies, Immunocore and Adaptimmune are some other well-known players. In addition, several start-ups have also emerged; these include (in alphabetical order) AltorBioScience, Applied Immune Technologies, Autolus, Carsgen, Celdara Medical, Eureka Therapeutics, Formula Pharmaceuticals, Mustang Therapeutics, Theravectys, TILT Biotherapeutics and TNK Therapeutics.
- Engineered CAR-Ts with switch technologies are amongst the latest addition to the next-generation of T-cell immunotherapy pipeline. Players are developing CAR-Ts, TCRs and TILs which are more advanced and shall cater to a diverse array of patient needs. The coming few years are likely to witness a wave of innovative and successful T-cell therapies.
- Funding from VC firms and strategic investors has been a key enabler to the market’s growth. Over the last six years, we identified investments close to USD 3 billion across several start-ups and small firms; this trend is unlikely to subside in the near future.
- Overall, we believe the T-cell therapy market will be worth USD 30 billion by 2030, expanding at an annualised growth rate of over 100%; as TCR and TIL therapies gain ground, CAR-T therapies are likely to garner the most attention in near future.

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