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FDA puts hold on Rapt trials of drug for eczema, asthma

February 20, 2024

Analysts have followed Rapt as they view its drug, an oral pill dubbed zelnecirnon, as a possible competitor to Dupixent in conditions like eczema.

Dupixent, which was developed by Sanofi and Regeneron, is a multibillion-dollar product approved for a range of inflammatory diseases. Sales are expected to increase further still; Sanofi recently forecast the eczema market as likely to grow as fast as that of psoriasis.

As an oral medicine, Rapt’s treatment could represent a more convenient option than injectable medicines like Dupixent for moderate-to-severe cases of eczema.

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