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​A growing number of projects in the Swedish Drug Development Pipeline

There are 98 companies in Sweden that actively develop novel drugs. Since last year ten more projects have been identified. The main therapeutic area is oncology, followed by CNS and gastro-intestinal disorders.

The Swedish Life Science industry holds around 1500 companies active in pharma, biotech and medtech. Of these, 800 are engaged in research and development programs in Sweden.

The report The Swedish Drug Development Pipeline 2014 highlights the 98 companies actively developing novel drugs. The projects analyzed are future products for human use that reached clinical development, Phase I-III. Data and information in this report originates from a web-based survey and public information.

Key findings in the 2014 report include:

  • There are 91 projects in Phase I-III. This is an increase compared to last year when 81 projects were reported in Phase I-III.
  • Most projects are in the area of cancer, followed by CNS and gastro-intestinal disorders.
  • After some years of a decrease of small molecule projects in the Swedish pipeline it seems that there is a trend with increasing number small molecule projects.
  • Swedish patients are included in two thirds of the ongoing clinical trials described in this report.
  • Most companies, 86%, are micro-sized companies with 10 or fewer employees.

The report includes listing of all companies with novel drug projects, grouped by development phase and by therapeutic area.

The Swedish Drug Development Pipeline has been published annually since 2006 and is compiled by SwedenBIO, the Swedish Life Science Industry Organization (www.swedenbio.com). Financial support has been obtained from VINNOVA, the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (www.vinnova.se).

Contact information:

Sara Gunnerås, Director of Analysis, SwedenBIO.
+46 (0)730 40 87 00.

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