Novel LABA / LAMA formulation & novel COPD therapy formulation
As part of the strategy to broaden our portfolio we are using our respiratory expertise to deliver additional in-house development programs. We are undertaking early development work on two novel formulations of currently approved drugs for an underserved segment of the specialist moderate-to-severe COPD field and we have successfully completed initial technical assessments for both.
The first formulation contains a LABA / LAMA fixed dose combination, which third-party research estimates is targeting a patient population of up to 350,000 in the US and EU5.
The second formulation targets reductions in COPD exacerbations and the US / EU5 target patient population totals up to 200,000.
Formulation development work is progressing well, and the most advanced of the two products, the fixed dose LABA/ LAMA, is on track to begin an initial clinical study in 2018.
Pipeline status: Novel LABA / LAMA formulation
Pipeline status: Novel COPD therapy formulation