Hemophilia is a rare disease affecting more than 400,000 people worldwide. Hemophilia A is four times as common as hemophilia B, and more than half of patients with hemophilia A have a severe form of hemophilia. Males have a much higher chance of developing hemophilia because they only receive one copy of the X chromosome from their mother.
The mainstay of treatment for hemophilia is to replace the missing factor VIII or factor IX, produced using plasma-derived or recombinant methods. Some patients develop inhibitors to factor VIII or factor IX treatment and need a bypassing agent, such as factor VIIa, to resolve bleeds. Patients of hemophilia A or B often require lifelong treatment to prevent and control bleeding episodes, and this therefore represents a lucrative market opportunity.
The current marketed products landscape comprises replacement factor therapies, such as recombinant therapies and new long-acting recombinant products. The current pipeline shows strong promise, as it shows a gradual shift from short-acting recombinant factor VIII or factor IX to long-acting recombinant factor VIII, and from factor replacement therapies to non-factor therapies. Nevertheless, significant unmet need remains for products that can avoid the development of inhibitors in patients with hemophilia.
Though late-stage pipeline for treatment of hemophilia seems promising, the main market restraint is likely to be low penetration of new long-acting recombinant therapies in India and China, owing to their high expected prices.
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Hemophilia A and B Therapeutics Market Size
Hemophilia A and B Therapeutics Market Share
Hemophilia A and B Therapeutics Market Trends
Hemophilia A and B Therapeutics Market Growth
Hemophilia A and B Therapeutics Market Outlook
Hemophilia A and B Therapeutics Market Analysis
Hemophilia A and B Therapeutics Market Research
Hemophilia A and B Therapeutics Market Revenue
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Ankur Gupta, Head Marketing & Communications