Sanofi/formerly Provention's Tzield (teplizumab), a CD3 mAb, is the only FDA-approved disease-modifying therapy that delays progression of
Stage 2 T1D in patients 8 years and older. However, less than half of U.S. clinicians are impressed with the drug's ability to delay
T1D onset, according to findings from
NEWTON, Mass., July 11, 2023 /PRNewswire/ --
Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) is a life-long
autoimmune disease where the immune system destroys the insulin-producing islet cells in the pancreas until they no longer produce insulin. To date, insulin replacement therapy has been the backbone of
T1D treatment but has a significant treatment burden on patients. Recently, clinical development appears to be shifting towards therapies that could delay the need for insulin and preserve beta cell function.
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The launch of Tzield is an important milestone in
T1D disease management in that patients in the pre-diabetic stage now have an option to delay
T1D onset by ~2 years, thereby delaying insulin use. Further, the approval has increased interest and awareness around screening patients who may be at risk for the disease.
While the approval of Tzield has created excitement amongst clinicians, the response to its efficacy and dosing is underwhelming; less than 30% of interviewed doctors reported that they found the dosing impressive, according to
's MarketVue® assessment.
Endocrinologist, U.S.: "What are the potential benefits of a drug like teplizumab in a person who has
stage 2 diabetes? It is not a magical bullet, but it's a good start."
T1D pipeline consists largely of insulin-based treatments with few therapies in development to delay
T1D and insulin use in recent-onset patients, including:
NIDDK's anti-thymocyte globulin and
granulocyte colony-stimulating factor
Dompe Farmaceutici S.p.A's ladarixin, an anti-
CXCR1 and CXCR2 inhibitor
Endocrinologists interviewed by REACH are eager for preventative treatments that offer a longer time to
T1D progression and more convenient dosing than Tzield.
Meghana Pandit, REACH Analyst: "Tzield as a concept is viewed favorably by physicians, however, there are concerns around its dosing, and efficacy profile which is reported as marginal."
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