Three-part report investigates rapid pipeline growth, partnerships, clinical trials, and patient access challenges in cancer treatment

LONDON, April 30, 2024 -- BioWorld™ published by  Clarivate Plc (NYSE:CLVT), a leading global provider of transformative intelligence, explores the growing investment in CAR T therapy development in mainland China in a new series titled "China's CAR T market comes of age." The report examines the dynamic realm of CAR T-cell therapies in China, including the rapid pipeline growth, deals, clinical trials and challenging issues surrounding patient access to very expensive and effective cancer therapeutics.

CAR T (Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell) therapy represents a revolutionary approach to cancer treatment, harnessing the power of the body's immune system to target and destroy cancer cells. As this groundbreaking treatment gains traction in the pharmaceutical sphere, the BioWorld special report provides valuable insights into its present state and future potential. The report, authored by Tamra Sami, Ruchita Kumar, and Sahil Arora, covers three key topics:

  • Part One: China's investigator trials accelerate competitive CAR T development

    The process of manufacturing autologous T-cell therapies is technically challenging when compared with other oncology drugs, making the overall cost of developing CAR T therapies significantly higher. A challenging reimbursement environment for drugs in China also means that most patients will have to pay out of pocket to access CAR T therapies. Taken together, complex logistics – production, manufacturing and supply chain – and complicated administration requirements are key bottlenecks that inflate the input costs involved in developing these specialized treatment options.

Lynn Yoffee, Publisher, BioWorld, said: "China's quest to become the world leader in biopharmaceutical innovation may be gaining momentum even as countries sort through complex licensing and patent rights challenges. One thing is clear: China is now the leader in studying CAR T therapies with the most clinical trials, surpassing the U.S. How patients will be able to pay for these expensive treatments out of pocket given China's challenging reimbursement system remains in question. The BioWorld special report investigates how CAR T development is coming of age in a country with the world's second-largest population."

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