Welcome!

News Feed Item

Developments and Trends in Influenza Therapeutics (Technical Insights)

LONDON, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:

Developments and Trends in Influenza Therapeutics (Technical Insights)

Emerging Technology and Major Partnerships in Influenza Vaccines

Influenza is a burgeoning problem across the entire globe, there is an increased need for new therapeutic methods. A whole host of technology platforms are being utilized to create non egg based vaccines. The world has not seen an influenza pandemic, and in terms of historical occurrences, we are several years overdue of one. There is a critical need for a universal vaccine, that has the potential to prevent multiple strains of influenza, so that yearly vaccinations can be eliminated and healthcare costs can be reduced. The main focus of the research service features the influenza vaccine market and the types of emerging technologies as well as developing partnerships over 2010-2013.

Key Findings

1. The Influenza therapeutics industry can be split into two main segments the antiviral industry and the influenza vaccines industry. There is a lot of funding for these industries to ensure protection for the global population against seasonal and pandemic influenza. Companies are striving to cover everyone, including the high-risk groups, such as children below the age of 2, adults above the age of 65, and people with preexisting medical conditions.
2. The influenza vaccine industry is witnessing a shift from the conventional egg-based vaccine development methods to more novel approaches. Some of them being DNA-based, recombinant subunit-based and even microbial vector-based approaches. These approaches are proving to be more cost effective and seem to have a higher rate of mass production, which is crucial if an influenza pandemic surfaces.
3. Efforts are being directed toward covering a boarder spectrum of viral strains than those presently being covered by seasonal influenza vaccines. The FDA has approved quadrivalent vaccines for distribution during the 2013-2014 seasonal influenza which covers Xstrains. There has been an increase in collaborations for the development of these 'universal vaccines' across the globe.
4. Developing new modes of administration of influenza vaccines is also an avenue that is being heavily explored by large and small biotechnology companies. They aim to eliminate the need for a needle and make it less invasive; this seems to be the primary focus of most research efforts. Some of the more nascent forms of administrating vaccines are oral vaccines and vaccine patches.
5. Looking more into R&D in a geographic perspective, there is a lot of funding going into influenza therapeutics in the US. In Europe, there is greater focus of R&D on new antiviral drug therapies and less focus on the vaccine industry. There is increasing focus on R&D in Asia Pacific and various new developments have taken place on the vaccine front, especially in countries, such as Singapore and Australia.

Research Scope

Influenza is a form of viral infection that can spread rapidly between people. It affects almost every age group and tends to impact the economy due to a significant decrease in productivity when employed professionals take sick leave. Seasonal epidemics usually affect the northern hemisphere (temperate regions) during the winter months. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), worldwide influenza affects about Xmillion people annually and causes anywhere between X to Xdeaths. Children below the age of two, senior citizens ( over 65 years) and people who already have medical aliments, fall under the high-risk group. Seasonal influenza can be prevented by annual vaccinations against the prevalent strains for that season.

Influenza strains tend to rapidly mutate, aiding them in gaining resistance against the influenza vaccinations and antiviral drugs. Scientists in university laboratories and pharmaceuticals are trying to develop universal vaccines, that will provide patients boarder coverage against multiple influenza strains.

Looking at the larger picture, the influenza therapeutics industry has been experiencing many crucial changes. There are quite a few technical and business challenges that require immediate attention. The healthcare industry in general is moving toward preventative treatment options. Vaccine improvements will benefit all age groups as well as people with pre-existing conditions. The target demographics for these vaccines will increase , subsequently reducing epidemics across the globe.
Referencing sources on previous pandemics that have occurred, an influenza pandemic is currently overdue, which is an important point to note, as challenges with regards to pandemic influenza vaccinations need to be addressed immediately, to stay abreast with the situation of a potential pandemic.

The research service covers the following:
• Captures technologies used for influenza therapeutics and highlights innovations in the influenza vaccines and antiviral industry Orientation of research for existing and emerging diseases.
• Outlines the research portfolio, key trends and addresses the key technical challenges and key market challenges, and key performance
• Identifies opportunities in the field of targeted drug delivery for emerging and existing applications
• Provides strategic insights by highlighting the key performance indicators in the influenza therapeutics industry
• Highlights partnerships/collaborations at a global level for enhancing the development of influenza vaccines and entering into the market
• Provides strategic recommendations and conclusions, for companies working on influenza therapeutics to identify areas of growth
• Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) that analyzes the current research portfolio adopted by most companies for existing and emerging diseases.

Influenza Therapeutics Snapshot

Market Overview
• The influenza therapeutics market is valued at more than US $6 billion. (Frost & Sullivan Research Services)
• The Influenza vaccines segment is the largest and is expected to be $X billion
• The market is dominated by prophylactic vaccines for seasonal influenza treatments.
• Trivalent intramuscular vaccines form the largest market share under prophylactic vaccines.
• It is projected that quadrivalent vaccines will start dominating the market over the next five to seven years.

Influenza Therapeutics Market
Influenza Vaccines: X%
Antiviral Drugs: X%

Technology Overview
Presently influenza vaccines are based of two forms. One is the inactivated form that is usually delivered as an injection and the live attenuated form, that is delivered intranasally. The inactivated form can be further spilt into X different segments--the whole virus vaccine, split virus vaccine, and the subunit vaccine. These conventional methods predominantly use an egg-based production methodology. The present technology trend is moving toward reducing the egg-based production approach and delving deeper into cell-based production approaches.
The cell-based approaches are still under development and do not have any standardized protocols. There is also a lot of government, and private funded research taking place in small biotechnology companies and universities that are focusing on innovating novel technology platforms to produce and manufacture influenza vaccines. The conventional methods of production are not cost effective and take a long time to produce, approximately 6 to 9 months is needed for a flu vaccine to become available to the end user population. These novel and nascent technologies are aimed at solving challenges involving high cost of production and reduce the time required for the vaccine to become available to the end users.

Influenza Overview

• Influenza, commonly known as 'flu' is a respiratory infection caused by RNA viruses in the Orthomxyoviridae family.
• It is divided into three subtypes A, B and C, based on antigenic and genetic differences in their hemagglutinin (HA) and neuraminidase (NA) glycoproteins present on the surface of the virus.
• Seasonal human influenza is caused by types A and B, whereas type C occurs rarely as a mild disease in children
• Currently, the H1N1, H3N2, H5N1 strains of influenza are prevalent in humans and extensive research is being undertaken for developing therapeutics against these strains.

Influenza Subtype A
• Most of the common influenza epidemics affecting the human population are predominantly caused by this particular subtype of influenza. They are constantly mutating due to antigenic shifts. Two very important proteins that are present on the viral surface are hemagglutinin (HA) and neuraminidase (NA). At present, there are around X different subtypes of HA and 9 forms of NA. This form of influenza tends to undergo both the antigenic drift as well as the antigenic shift.

Influenza Subtype B
• This genus of virus, tends to mutate at a much slower rate than the influenza virus A. But unfortunately, most vaccinations do not give lasting immunity for this strain due to the manner in which they mutate.
• Mutations also happen due to antigenic shifts similar to Influenza virus A . This genus is found only in humans unlike Influenza virus A.

Influenza Subtype C
• This is a lot rarer compare to influenza virus A & B, but it has also been known to cause some epidemics which can be severe in intensity.

Table of Contents

Executive Summary 4
•Key Findings 5
•Research Scope 6
•Segmentation of Influenza Therapeutics 7
•Influenza Therapeutics Snapshot 8

Technology Snapshot 9
•Influenza Overview 10

Strategic Assessment of Industry Environment 11
•R& D Portfolio Analysis - Vaccines 12
• By Technology 13
• By Mode of Administration 19
•R& D Portfolio Analysis - Antivirals 20
•By Technology 21
•Industry Value Chain 22
•Stakeholder Overview 23
•Industry Participants -- By Technology 25
•Research Orientation 28
•Geographic Overview 30

Partnership & Alliances 32

R&D Budgetary Analysis 40

Environmental Analysis 48
•Technology Challenges 50
•Market Challenges 53

Strategic Evaluation of Research and Development Portfolio 57
•AHP – Analytical Hierarchy Process Based Tree 58

Contacts, Patents & DSD Tables 65

Appendix 77

The Frost & Sullivan Story 81

Read the full report:
Developments and Trends in Influenza Therapeutics (Technical Insights)
http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/treatments/developments_trends_influenza_therapeutics_technical_insights.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Therapy

For more information:
Sarah Smith
Research Advisor at Reportbuyer.com
Email: [email protected]  
Tel: +44 208 816 85 48
Website: www.reportbuyer.com

SOURCE ReportBuyer

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
The essence of cloud computing is that all consumable IT resources are delivered as services. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Yung Chou, Technology Evangelist at Microsoft, demonstrated the concepts and implementations of two important cloud computing deliveries: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). He discussed from business and technical viewpoints what exactly they are, why we care, how they are different and in what ways, and the strategies for IT to transi...
The Internet of Things is clearly many things: data collection and analytics, wearables, Smart Grids and Smart Cities, the Industrial Internet, and more. Cool platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel's Galileo and Edison, and a diverse world of sensors are making the IoT a great toy box for developers in all these areas. In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists discussed what things are the most important, which will have the most profound e...
All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the work...
Keeping pace with advancements in software delivery processes and tooling is taxing even for the most proficient organizations. Point tools, platforms, open source and the increasing adoption of private and public cloud services requires strong engineering rigor - all in the face of developer demands to use the tools of choice. As Agile has settled in as a mainstream practice, now DevOps has emerged as the next wave to improve software delivery speed and output. To make DevOps work, organization...
Extreme Computing is the ability to leverage highly performant infrastructure and software to accelerate Big Data, machine learning, HPC, and Enterprise applications. High IOPS Storage, low-latency networks, in-memory databases, GPUs and other parallel accelerators are being used to achieve faster results and help businesses make better decisions. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at NVIDIA, focused on some of the unique ways extreme computing is...
My team embarked on building a data lake for our sales and marketing data to better understand customer journeys. This required building a hybrid data pipeline to connect our cloud CRM with the new Hadoop Data Lake. One challenge is that IT was not in a position to provide support until we proved value and marketing did not have the experience, so we embarked on the journey ourselves within the product marketing team for our line of business within Progress. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Sum...
Niagara Networks exhibited at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, in November 2016. Niagara Networks offers the highest port-density systems, and the most complete Next-Generation Network Visibility systems including Network Packet Brokers, Bypass Switches, and Network TAPs.
Virtualization over the past years has become a key strategy for IT to acquire multi-tenancy, increase utilization, develop elasticity and improve security. And virtual machines (VMs) are quickly becoming a main vehicle for developing and deploying applications. The introduction of containers seems to be bringing another and perhaps overlapped solution for achieving the same above-mentioned benefits. Are a container and a virtual machine fundamentally the same or different? And how? Is one techn...
Web Real-Time Communication APIs have quickly revolutionized what browsers are capable of. In addition to video and audio streams, we can now bi-directionally send arbitrary data over WebRTC's PeerConnection Data Channels. With the advent of Progressive Web Apps and new hardware APIs such as WebBluetooh and WebUSB, we can finally enable users to stitch together the Internet of Things directly from their browsers while communicating privately and securely in a decentralized way.
Information technology (IT) advances are transforming the way we innovate in business, thereby disrupting the old guard and their predictable status-quo. It’s creating global market turbulence. Industries are converging, and new opportunities and threats are emerging, like never before. So, how are savvy chief information officers (CIOs) leading this transition? Back in 2015, the IBM Institute for Business Value conducted a market study that included the findings from over 1,800 CIO interviews ...
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm.
"We host and fully manage cloud data services, whether we store, the data, move the data, or run analytics on the data," stated Kamal Shannak, Senior Development Manager, Cloud Data Services, IBM, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
What sort of WebRTC based applications can we expect to see over the next year and beyond? One way to predict development trends is to see what sorts of applications startups are building. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Arin Sime, founder of WebRTC.ventures, will discuss the current and likely future trends in WebRTC application development based on real requests for custom applications from real customers, as well as other public sources of information,
Interoute has announced the integration of its Global Cloud Infrastructure platform with Rancher Labs’ container management platform, Rancher. This approach enables enterprises to accelerate their digital transformation and infrastructure investments. Matthew Finnie, Interoute CTO commented “Enterprises developing and building apps in the cloud and those on a path to Digital Transformation need Digital ICT Infrastructure that allows them to build, test and deploy faster than ever before. The int...
Whether you like it or not, DevOps is on track for a remarkable alliance with security. The SEC didn’t approve the merger. And your boss hasn’t heard anything about it. Yet, this unruly triumvirate will soon dominate and deliver DevSecOps faster, cheaper, better, and on an unprecedented scale. In his session at DevOps Summit, Frank Bunger, VP of Customer Success at ScriptRock, discussed how this cathartic moment will propel the DevOps movement from such stuff as dreams are made on to a practic...