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April 1, 2022

Australia accounts for 4.2% share of global clinical trial activity in 2021

By Carmen

Australia has accounted for a 4.2% share of the global clinical trials activity in 2021, registering an increase when compared with the last ten-year average of a 4.1% share, according to GlobalData.

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Industry sponsored trials outnumber non-industry sponsored trials in Australia

Industry sponsored trials held a 77.9% share of all the clinical trials in Australia in 2021, when compared with the ten-year average of 76.0%. Non-industry sponsored trials accounted for a 22.1% share in 2021 as against the average of 24.0% in the last ten years.

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Top therapy areas for industry sponsored clinical trials in Australia

Oncology was the leading therapy area for industry sponsored clinical trials in Australia in 2021 with a 32.8% share, as against a five-year average of 36.6% and a ten-year average of 33.6%.

Central Nervous System held a 15.1% share in 2021, over a five-year average of 14.5% and a ten-year average of 14.5%.

Infectious Disease held a 9.0% share in 2021, compared to a five-year average of 9.4% and a ten-year average of 11.0%. Gastrointestinal held an 8.7% share in 2021, as against a five-year average of 6.6% and a ten-year average of 6.2%.

Immunology held a 7.1% share, over a five-year average of 7.4% and a ten-year average of 7.1%.

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Top therapy areas for non-industry sponsored clinical trials in Australia

Central Nervous System was the leading therapy area for non-industry sponsored clinical trials in Australia in 2021 with a 30.0% share, as against a five-year average of 29.3% and a ten-year average of 31.0%.

Infectious Disease held an 18.5% share in 2021, over a five-year average of 11.8% and a ten-year average of 12.4%.

Oncology held a 17.6% share in 2021, compared to a five-year average of 18.5% and a ten-year average of 20.1%. Cardiovascular held a 14.6% share in 2021, as against a five-year average of 12.4% and a ten-year average of 14.3%.

Respiratory held an 8.6% share, over a five-year average of 6.1% and a ten-year average of 7.5%.

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Phase II trials lead industry sponsored clinical trials in Australia in 2021

Phase II trials held a 41.8% share of industry sponsored clinical trials in Australia in 2021, over a five-year average of 35.0% and a ten-year average of 32.8%.

Phase III trials held a 28.6% share in 2021, as against a five-year average of 34.3% and a ten-year average of 38.9%. Phase I trials held a 25.8% share in 2021, compared to a five-year average of 24.4% and a ten-year average of 19.8%.

Phase IV trials held a 3.9% share in 2021, over a five-year average of 6.3% and a ten-year average of 8.5%.

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Phase II trials lead non-industry sponsored clinical trials in Australia in 2021

Phase II trials held a 46.4% share of non-industry sponsored clinical trials in Australia in 2021, over a five-year average of 44.8% and a ten-year average of 42.8%.

Phase IV trials held a 23.2% share in 2021, as against a five-year average of 25.2% and a ten-year average of 28.0%. Phase III trials held a 21.9% share, compared to a five-year average of 19.4% and a ten-year average of 18.9%.

Phase I held an 8.6% share in 2021, over a five-year average of 10.7% and a ten-year average of 10.3%.

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Methodology:

The clinical trials data used for the analyses were extracted from the Clinical Trials Database of GlobalData’s Pharma Intelligence Center. Clinical Trials are sourced from numerous government, non-government and company clinical trial registries worldwide alongside clinical research publications, scientific conferences, company websites, SEC filings and more. The information is gathered by a combination of automation and secondary research to ensure accuracy and validity. A small number of Phase 0, Phase I/II, Phase II/III, and Phase III/IV trials were combined with Phase I, Phase II, Phase III, and Phase IV trials, respectively.

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