Liver Fibrosis Treatment Market Study 2019: Impressively growing Opportunities

Posted by Pareesh on May 20th, 2019

Liver fibrosis is characterized by repeated or continuous damage to liver resulting in an abnormally large amount of scar tissue in the liver. Fibrosis does not show any symptoms, however severe scarring results into cirrhosis, which further leads to cause symptoms. To detect the severity of disease, healthcare professionals conduct blood and imaging test, followed by liver biopsy, if required. In the possible treatment options for liver fibrosis, healthcare professionals focus on treating the cause, which often stops and slowdowns further scarring of liver and results in improvement of condition. The possible treatment options for liver fibrosis include use of antiviral drugs, removal or dissolve of a blockage in the bile ducts, lifestyle changes such as lower consumption of alcohol, control regime for obesity and overweight, and controlling blood sugar & lipid levels in people with nonalcoholic fatty liver.

Furthermore, research funding by various private research organizations to conduct research related to development of treatment for liver fibrosis and other fatty liver disease is expected to spur growth of liver fibrosis treatment market. For instance, in August 2018; professor from College of Science at Virginia Tech and Department of Pharmacology at the University of Virginia received US$ 400,000 grant from the Virginia Biosciences Health Research Corporation (VBHRC) with US$ 800,000 matching funds from Continuum Biosciences, Inc. This grant along with matching funds will help researchers to develop drugs to treat nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).

The global liver fibrosis treatment market size is expected to witness a CAGR of 10.8% over the forecast period (2018 – 2026) reaching a value of US$ 28.1 billion in 2026.

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Liver fibrosis results from various chronic injuries and it often progresses to liver cirrhosis, liver failure, portal hypertension, and hepatocellular carcinoma. Moreover, liver transplantation is only treatment available for advanced stage liver fibrosis. Therefore, new treatment strategies are currently in clinical development stages to treat the liver fibrosis. These treatment option include inhibition of hepatic injury, inhibition of activation of Hematopoietic Stem Cells (HSCs), and inhibition of proliferation of HSCs, inhibition of deposition of type I collagen and proliferation of HSCs. Treatment options for liver fibrosis are usually depends on the underlying cause of the fibrosis. A healthcare professional can treat the underlying liver fibrosis illness conditions, to reduce the effects of liver disease.

Furthermore, key players in the liver fibrosis treatment market are engaged in pre-clinical and clinical studies to develop novel treatment therapies in liver fibrosis regime. For instance, in March 2018, the U.S. FDA granted Orphan Drug Designation for PTG-300: a subcutaneous injectable developed by Protagonist Therapeutics, Inc. The PTG-300 is currently in clinical development stage for the potential treatment of beta-thalassemia, and can also be used in the liver fibrosis treatment.

For instance, Gilead Sciences, Inc., in October 2017, released the Phase II result studies for Selonsertib: GS-0976 in Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) stage F3 liver fibrosis. These studies reported that, GS-0976 led to significant reductions in concentration of liver fat and fibrosis. Moreover, Gilead Sciences also contain 18 other pipeline molecules in the liver fibrosis treatment, which is further expected to boost company’s revenue in near future.In April 2017, Tobira Therapeutics, Inc. initiated the clinical study to confirm the efficacy and safety of cenicriviroc (CVC) for the treatment of liver fibrosis in adult patients with NASH. The study is expected to complete in July 2019.

In April 2017, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company presented the Phase II clinical trial study of BMS-986036: a human fibroblast growth factor. The study results reported that BMS-986036 shows consistent improvement in liver fat, liver injury, and liver fibrosis in patients with Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH). Increasing number of clinical trials are currently in process for the treatment of liver fibrosis, which are expected to augment the market growth over the forecast period.

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