The number of clinical trials in rare diseases is growing drastically from the last ten years to more than 500 compared to a few hundred clinical trials. Currently, more than 400 orphan designated drugs are commercially available, and around 1000 drugs are undergoing clinical trials. But still, the clinical trials in rare diseases present many […]

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Clinical trials in rare diseases are more challenging than clinical trials in more frequent diseases for many factors such as the trial design, the number of patient populations available for recruitment, regulatory support, etc. Applying a perfect strategy for clinical development in rare diseases may help overcome these challenges and accelerate the drug development process […]

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For the approximately 7,000 known rare diseases, less than 10% of diseases have an FDA-approved treatment available. Due to a small number of patients, limited understanding of the variability and progression of the diseases, developing a drug or treatment for rare diseases is often challenging. As the disease is rare, finding sites to conduct clinical […]

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Many people with rare diseases struggle to find the right diagnosis and right treatment for years. The lack of awareness about these conditions makes it much harder for them to get the right treatment. Rare Disease Day is all about raising awareness for rare diseases. And, this year, you can join these efforts too. The […]

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In recent years, there is a huge leap in the pharma industry towards rare disease research and orphan drug developments due to the great support from regulatory authorities such as faster approval timelines, supportive regulatory frameworks, financial incentives, and many more. Currently, large pharmaceutical companies like Novartis, GSK, Roche, and Pfizer are extremely active in […]

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Regulatory agencies of various countries are providing benefits & regulatory incentives for orphan drugs such as faster approvals, fee concessions, and financial benefits, and many more. These incentives are to support and encourage pharma companies to work upon developing orphan drugs or medical devices for rare diseases. The countries that provide regulatory incentives include the […]

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Many regulatory agencies across the world are offering incentives for the development of orphan drugs for rare diseases. These incentives include financial benefits, faster approvals, less stringent clinical data requirements, and many more. The countries that are offering the regulatory incentives for orphan drugs include the US, Europe, Japan, Australia, South Korea, Brazil, and most […]

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Rare disease drug development is gaining interest in pharma industries. Large pharmaceutical companies have been working for many years, and now startups, small and mid-range pharma companies are also gaining traction in rare diseases drug development.  Developing medicines or drug products in rare diseases is always challenging for both the scientific and clinical development team […]

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The development of drugs in rare diseases provides great opportunities to pharma companies along with challenges that are required to overcome during drug discovery, pre-clinical, and clinical stages of drug development. Commercially rare diseases drug development differs from traditional diseases, as there are considerably few patients to take the drug, therefore pharmaceutical companies should consider […]

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Rare disease drug development is a rapidly expanding field with growing pressure for getting a more orphan drugs approved to treat rare diseases. There is a vast consensus among patients, health care bodies, governments, etc. to expedite drug development in this field. Some wonderful numbers that attest to growing interest in rare diseases and orphan […]

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