Uptake of Novel Agents from Novexel, Johnson & Johnson and Wyeth Will Drive Growth, According to a New Report from Decision Resources
WALTHAM, Mass., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that, despite generic erosion of key brands, the hospital-acquired gram-negative infections drug market will increase by $1 billion from 2008 to 2018 in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and Japan.
The new Pharmacor report entitled Gram Negative Infections finds that the introduction and uptake of next-generation cephalosporins, carbapenems, quinolones, and beta-lactam/beta-lactamase inhibitors, will be a significant driver of market growth through 2018. Among these emerging therapies, Novexel's NXL-104/ceftazidime, a novel beta-lactam/beta-lactamase inhibitor agent, is positioned to offer the most significant advance in the treatment of hospital-acquired gram-negative infections and will earn more than $250 million in sales in 2018. Additionally, the continued uptake of two recent market entrants -- Johnson & Johnson's Doribax and, to a lesser extent, Wyeth's Tygacil -- will also drive the market. Although these three agents and several other emerging therapies will drive market growth, generic erosion of key brands will temper overall market sales through 2018, according to the report.
Generic erosion of top branded products such as piperacillin/tazobactam (Wyeth's Zosyn/Tazocin), imipenem/cilastatin (Merck's Primaxin/Tienam), meropenem (Cubist Pharmaceuticals/AstraZeneca's Merrem/Meronem) and levofloxacin (Johnson & Johnson's Levaquin, Sanofi-Aventis's Tavanic and Daiichi Sankyo's Cravit) will have the greatest impact on the market. In 2008, these four products accounted for approximately 50 percent of the hospital-acquired gram-negative infections market. The r
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