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Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a chronic condition that occurs as a result of the autoimmune destruction of pancreatic beta (?) cells, which are responsible for producing insulin, a hormone needed for body cells to allow for the absorption of glucose in order to produce energy.

Insulin is currently the mainstay treatment for T1D patients, and insulin therapy has significantly evolved over the last 90 years. Still, there is a pressing unmet need within T1D treatment landscape for more diverse, non-insulin disease-modifying pharmacotherapies (immunomodulatory or ?-cell preservation). T1D pipeline shows more diverse novel therapies under development. The report assesses first-in-class innovation within the pipeline for T1D.


  • T1D pipeline is slightly modest in size, with 243 products at a disclosed stage of active development, however, it is largely novel, diverse and holds considerable potential as opposed to the current homogenous market. What proportion of these products across T1D pipeline are first in class? How does first-in-class innovation vary by development stage and molecular target class?
  • The pipeline mostly encompasses peptides such as novel ultra-rapid formulations of already marketed human insulins and rapid-insulin analogs, biosimilar versions of marketed insulins, and innovative adjunctive therapies that are focused either on immunomodulatory approaches to restore ?-cell self-tolerance or on complementing intensive exogenous insulin therapy.
  • Molecular target classes represented in the pipeline include; protein kinase, cytokine signaling, ion channels, SGLT receptors, GABA signaling, glucagon receptor family, antigen, hormone, and nuclear receptor. Which molecular target classes are prominently represented in the overall and first-in-class T1D pipeline?
  • There are 189 companies currently active within the T1D pipeline landscape. Which companies have the most first-in-class assets in development? Which companies are highly active in terms of licensing and co-development deals for first-in-class innovation?

Reasons To Buy

  • Understand the current disease landscape with an in-depth discussion of etiology, pathophysiology, disease classification and staging systems, epidemiology, and marketed therapies for T1D.
  • Analyze the pipelines for T1D, and stratify them by stage of development, molecule type, and molecular target.
  • Assess the therapeutic potential of first-in-class molecular targets. Using proprietary matrix assessments, first-in-class molecular targets for T1D have been assessed and ranked according to clinical potential. Promising first-in-class targets for T1D have been reviewed in greater detail.
  • Analyze company strategies in prior deals through case studies of key deals for T1D first-in-class products, and recognize commercial opportunities by identifying first-in-class pipeline products that have not yet been involved in licensing or co-development deals.