Boston, MA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 07/21/2012 -- COPD is a growing market with a dynamic pipeline aiming to address unmet needs. A number of pipeline products threaten established drug classes. Once-daily bronchodilator combinations in particular are expected to offer a novel treatment option with high clinical and commercial potential and a number of companies are racing to be the first to reach the market.
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As the first once-daily LAMA, Spiriva (tiotropium; Boehringer Ingelheim) has become the clear gold-standard monotherapy for COPD, with widespread use across all disease severities. A number of novel LAMAs are being developed, but these will struggle to compete with Spiriva, which has had years to develop a loyal physician and patient base.
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Significant developments are expected during 2012 as numerous promising candidates are close to reaching the COPD market. Almirall's LAMA Eklira (aclidinium) is under review in the US and EU with a decision expected later in 2012. If successful, Eklira could pose the first direct threat to Spiriva (tiotropium; Boehringer Ingelheim).
GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis are set to go head-to-head in a number of key drug classes for COPD, including the first once-daily ICS/LABA and LABA/LAMA combinations. With Phase III trials complete and plans to file in mid-2012, GlaxoSmithKline's Relovair (fluticasone furoate/vilanterol) is on track to become the first approved once-daily ICS/LABA
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- How do marketed treatments of COPD compare to one another and where will pipeline agents fit in?
- How are key players like Boehringer Ingelheim and GlaxoSmithKline protecting their market position in the face of increasing competition?
- Which pipeline products will need to compete with currently established treatments, and which can be positioned as add-on therapies?
- How is COPD treatment expected to change as novel therapies move through the pipeline?
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