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April 1, 2022

Brazil accounts for 1.7% share of global clinical trial activity in 2021

By Carmen

Brazil has accounted for a 1.7% share of the global clinical trials activity in 2021, registering a decrease when compared with the last ten-year average of a 2.2% share, according to GlobalData.

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Industry sponsored trials outnumber non-industry sponsored trials in Brazil

Industry sponsored trials held a 67.3% share of all the clinical trials in Brazil in 2021, when compared with the ten-year average of 60.3%. Non-industry sponsored trials accounted for a 32.7% share in 2021 as against the average of 39.7% in the last ten years.

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Top therapy areas for industry sponsored clinical trials in Brazil

Infectious Disease was the leading therapy area for industry sponsored clinical trials in Brazil in 2021 with a 36.4% share, as against a five-year average of 17.4% and a ten-year average of 15.3%.

Oncology held a 23.1% share in 2021, over a five-year average of 32.9% and a ten-year average of 30.6%.

Cardiovascular held a 7.1% share in 2021, compared to a five-year average of 8.9% and a ten-year average of 9.6%. Central Nervous System held a 7.1% share in 2021, as against a five-year average of 7.1% and a ten-year average of 8.0%.

Metabolic Disorders held a 6.8% share, over a five-year average of 8.6% and a ten-year average of 9.2%.

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

Infectious Disease was the leading therapy area for non-industry sponsored clinical trials in Brazil in 2021 with a 41.3% share, as against a five-year average of 21.1% and a ten-year average of 18.2%.

Cardiovascular held an 18.9% share in 2021, over a five-year average of 12.5% and a ten-year average of 15.3%.

Central Nervous System held a 17.5% share in 2021, compared to a five-year average of 25.8% and a ten-year average of 26.1%. Oncology held an 11.2% share in 2021, as against a five-year average of 9.2% and a ten-year average of 10.2%.

Musculoskeletal Disorders held a 6.3% share, over a five-year average of 6.7% and a ten-year average of 6.2%.

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Phase III trials lead industry sponsored clinical trials in Brazil in 2021

Phase III trials held a 66.0% share of industry sponsored clinical trials in Brazil in 2021, over a five-year average of 65.3% and a ten-year average of 66.3%.

Phase II trials held a 26.5% share in 2021, as against a five-year average of 23.4% and a ten-year average of 20.1%. Phase IV trials held a 5.4% share in 2021, compared to a five-year average of 8.3% and a ten-year average of 10.2%.

Phase I trials held a 2.0% share in 2021, over a five-year average of 3.0% and a ten-year average of 3.3%.

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

Phase II trials held a 46.9% share of non-industry sponsored clinical trials in Brazil in 2021, over a five-year average of 58.4% and a ten-year average of 54.2%.

Phase III trials held a 28.0% share in 2021, as against a five-year average of 18.3% and a ten-year average of 17.1%. Phase IV trials held a 21.7% share, compared to a five-year average of 18.7% and a ten-year average of 23.6%.

Phase I held a 3.5% share in 2021, over a five-year average of 4.6% and a ten-year average of 5.1%.

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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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