Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency Epi Pipeline Insight
DelveInsight’s, “Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI) – Pipeline Insights, 2021,” report provides comprehensive insights about 5+ companies and 5+ pipeline drugs in Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency pipeline landscape. It covers the pipeline drug profiles, including clinical and nonclinical stage products. It also covers the therapeutics assessment by product type, stage, route of administration, and molecule type. It further highlights the inactive pipeline products in this space.
Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency Understanding
Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI): Overview
Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) is a condition characterized by deficiency of the exocrine pancreatic enzymes, resulting in the inability to digest food properly, or maldigestion. The exocrine pancreas produces three main types of enzymes: amylase, protease, and lipase. Under normal physiologic conditions, the enzymes (specifically, lipase) break undigested triglycerides into fatty acids and monoglycerides, which are then solubilized by bile salts (see Pathophysiology). Because the exocrine pancreas retains a large reserve capacity for enzyme secretion, fat digestion is not clearly impaired until lipase output decreases to below 10% of the normal level. Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency is associated with certain diseases and conditions that affect the pancreas. Chronic pancreatitis (CP) is the most common cause of Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency in adults. Over the course of years the inflammation can lead to irreversible damage to the pancreas, including the cells that secrete pancreatic digestive enzymes and the cells that produce insulin leading to diabetes.
The most common symptom of PEI is fatty stools (steatorrhea). Steatorrhea occurs when the digestive system is unable to absorb dietary fats. Instead, these fats pass through the intestinal tract with waste products. The stools tend to be oily, large, pale, very foul-smelling, and often float in toilet water and stay in the toilet bowl, even after flushing. Individuals with steatorrhea sometimes experience fecal incontinence or oily leakage. Intestinal gas and bloating can also occur from the fermentation of undigested food in the colon. Many individuals with PEI will experience nutritional deficiencies, especially of fat-soluble vitamins such as A, D, E, and K, since they are not taking in enough fats to help absorb these vitamins.
The symptoms of PEI are often similar to other gastrointestinal illnesses, which can make diagnosis difficult. Blood tests: These can include the following:
- Complete blood count (CBC)
- Antigliadin and antiendomysial antibodies
- Stool tests
Determination of fecal elastase and chymotrypsin (2 proteases produced by the pancreas) can be used to try to distinguish between pancreatic causes and intestinal causes of malabsorption.
Treatment for EPI includes dietary management, lifestyle changes (i.e., decrease in alcohol consumption and smoking cessation), and pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy.
- Lifestyle modifications (eg, avoidance of fatty foods, limitation of alcohol intake, cessation of smoking, and consumption of a well-balanced diet)
- Vitamin supplementation (primarily the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K)
- Pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT), which is the therapeutic mainstay
Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency Emerging Drugs Chapters
This segment of the Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency report encloses its detailed analysis of various drugs in different stages of clinical development, including phase II, I, preclinical and Discovery. It also helps to understand clinical trial details, expressive pharmacological action, agreements and collaborations, and the latest news and press releases.
Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency Emerging Drugs
- MS1819: AzurRx BioPharma/Mayoly-Spindler
MS1819, a recombinant lipase derived from the yeast Yarrowia Lipolytica, is in development for the treatment of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) associated with chronic pancreatitis (CP) and cystic fibrosis (CF). Early Phase Ib data in EPI patients treated with MS1819 showed a favorable safety profile and encouraging preliminary signals of efficacy. AzurRx is currently conducting a Phase IIa trial of MS1819 for the treatment of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) associated with chronic pancreatic pancreatitis (CP). The study is being performed at four sites in Australia and New Zealand with a target enrollment of 12-15 patients. In addition to assessing safety, AzurRx is evaluating four escalating dose increments of MS1819, with the aim of elucidating the optimal treatment dose to be taken into subsequent registration trials in EPI patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP) and cystic fibrosis (CF).
Further product details are provided in the report……..
Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency: Therapeutic Assessment
This segment of the report provides insights about the different Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency drugs segregated based on following parameters that define the scope of the report, such as:
- Major Players in Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency
There are approx. 5+ key companies which are developing the therapies for Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency. The companies which have their Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency drug candidates in the mid to advanced stage, i.e. phase III and Phase II include, AzurRx BioPharma, Inc., Abbott, Digestive Care, Inc. etc.
DelveInsight’s report covers around 5+ products under different phases of clinical development like
- Mid-stage products (Phase II and Phase I/II)
- Early-stage products (Phase I/II and Phase I) along with the details of
- Pre-clinical and Discovery stage candidates
- Discontinued & Inactive candidates
- Route of Administration
Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency pipeline report provides the therapeutic assessment of the pipeline drugs by the Route of Administration. Products have been categorized under various ROAs such as
- Molecule Type
Products have been categorized under various Molecule types such as
- Recombinant proteins
- Pancreatic enzymes
- Product Type
Drugs have been categorized under various product types like Mono, Combination and Mono/Combination.
Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency: Pipeline Development Activities
The report provides insights into different therapeutic candidates in phase II, I, preclinical and discovery stage. It also analyses Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency therapeutic drugs key players involved in developing key drugs.
Pipeline Development Activities
The report covers the detailed information of collaborations, acquisition and merger, licensing along with a thorough therapeutic assessment of emerging Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency drugs.
- The companies and academics are working to assess challenges and seek opportunities that could influence Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency R&D. The therapies under development are focused on novel approaches to treat/improve Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency.
- August 2020: First patients enrolled in phase 2b trial testing MS1819 for Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency in CF. The OPTION 2 trial aims to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of MS1819 compared to current standard of care, porcine (from pigs) enzyme replacement therapy. Recruitment is currently open at four U.S. locations with plans to expand to 15 locations in the U.S. and Europe.
Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency Report Insights
- Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency Pipeline Analysis
- Therapeutic Assessment
- Unmet Needs
- Impact of Drugs
Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency Report Assessment
- Pipeline Product Profiles
- Therapeutic Assessment
- Pipeline Assessment
- Inactive drugs assessment
- Unmet Needs
Current Treatment Scenario and Emerging Therapies:
- How many companies are developing Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency drugs?
- How many Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency drugs are developed by each company?
- How many emerging drugs are in mid-stage, and late-stage of development for the treatment of Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency?
- What are the key collaborations (Industry–Industry, Industry–Academia), Mergers and acquisitions, licensing activities related to the Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency therapeutics?
- What are the recent trends, drug types and novel technologies developed to overcome the limitation of existing therapies?
- What are the clinical studies going on for Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency and their status?
- What are the key designations that have been granted to the emerging drugs?
- Digestive Care, Inc.
- AzurRx BioPharma, Inc.
- Orlando Health, Inc.
- Chiesi Farmaceutici