Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus Market Expected to Achieve US $1.7 Bn by 2030 | CAGR 4.9%

  • Date: 02 Oct, 2023

The Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus Market is expected to reach US$ 1.7 Bn in 2030 with a growth rate of 4.9%.

Cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) refers to a group of rare autoimmune skin disorders resulting from abnormal immune response against skin cells and tissues. It causes inflammatory rashes and lesions on sun-exposed areas. There are different types of CLE such as discoid lupus erythematosus, subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus, acute cutaneous lupus erythematosus, intermittent CLE, lupus panniculitis, and chilblain lupus. The rising prevalence of autoimmune disorders, investments in targeted therapies, and increasing FDA approvals are driving the CLE market growth.

The past few years have witnessed significant advances in the cutaneous lupus erythematosus market in terms of drug development and approvals. In 2022, the US FDA approved Incyte’s Opzelura (ruxolitinib) cream for treating mild to moderate discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) in adult patients. It became the first topical JAK inhibitor approved for DLE. Further, in January 2023, the FDA granted approval to Pfizer’s ritlecitinib (Minjuv) for treating moderate to severe DLE in adults. Minjuv is the first approved targeted therapy for DLE in nearly 70 years. Such regulatory approvals will boost treatment adoption among dermatologists.

The Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus Market is projected to expand at a CAGR of 4.5% from 2023 to 2030. The key factors propelling market growth include the increasing global prevalence of autoimmune disorders, investments in R&D for targeted therapies, improved diagnosis, favorable regulatory policies, and rising DLE incidence. However, the lack of standardized care guidelines, high costs of biologics, and side effects associated with novel drugs may restrain uptake. Companies are actively developing novel monoclonal antibodies, JAK inhibitors, topical formulations leveraging nanotechnology to improve outcomes in refractory CLE. The integration of advanced modalities like gene therapy, cell therapy, RNA interference, and digital health hold immense potential in the CLE market. Strategic collaborations between industry and academia will facilitate knowledge sharing and accelerate innovation.

Market Drivers:

  • The rising prevalence of autoimmune disorders such as systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, and others is driving the CLE patient pool expansion. About 20% of SLE patients develop some form of CLE.
  • Advances in targeted drug development approaches leveraging immunology understanding have enabled novel therapies like JAK inhibitors, antibodies for improved CLE management.

Trends:

  • Combination therapy using drugs with different mechanisms is emerging as an efficacious approach, especially in refractory CLE cases.
  • Stratification and targeted treatment by identifying predictive biomarkers offers opportunities for precision medicine.
  • The high unmet need for rare CLE subtypes like lupus panniculitis, chilblain lupus represents an attractive opportunity for developers of novel therapies.

Key Report Insights:

  • North America accounted for over 40% of the Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus Market share in 2023. The presence of leading players like Pfizer, Eli Lilly, AbbVie, and high disease prevalence drive the North America CLE market.
  • Europe held the second largest share of over 25% in 2023, aided by rising R&D investments and increasing incidence of autoimmune disorders. Companies like Sanofi, GSK, Roche, NovarStis have a strong presence in Europe.
  • The Asia Pacific market is poised for rapid growth at 6% CAGR through 2030, owing to emerging local players, growing healthcare spending, and rising autoimmune prevalence.
  • Some key companies operating in the global CLE market include Pfizer, AbbVie, Eli Lilly, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Roche, Sanofi, AstraZeneca, Takeda, Bristol Myers Squibb, Merck, Amgen, Biogen, Astellas Pharma, Boehringer Ingelheim.

Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus Market Segmentation:

  • By Treatment
    • Corticosteroids
    • Antimalarial agents
    • Immunosuppressive agents
    • Monoclonal antibodies
    • JAK inhibitors
    • Others
  • By Distribution Channel
    • Hospital pharmacies
    • Retail pharmacies
    • Online pharmacies
    • Dermatology clinics
    • Others
  • By Regions
    • North America
      • U.S.
      • Canada
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • U.K.
      • Spain
      • France
      • Italy
      • Russia
      • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • India
      • Japan
      • Australia
      • South Korea
      • ASEAN
      • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Mexico
      • Rest of Latin America
    • Middle East & Africa
      • GCC Countries
      • Israel
      • South Africa
      • North Africa
      • Central Africa
      • Rest of the Middle East

Definition:

“Cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) refers to a group of rare autoimmune skin disorders resulting from abnormal immune response against skin cells and tissues. It causes inflammatory rashes and lesions on sun-exposed areas. There are different types of CLE such as discoid lupus erythematosus, subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus, acute cutaneous lupus erythematosus, intermittent CLE, lupus panniculitis, and chilblain lupus. CLE is linked to autoimmune disorders but the exact causes are unknown. It is treated with drugs like antimalarials, corticosteroids, immunosuppressants, biologics, and JAK inhibitors. The CLE market consists of companies developing therapies for this rare autoimmune condition. With rising prevalence and R&D, the CLE market is poised for steady growth.”

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