Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis – Geographic Focus – China – Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis – China In-Depth (China)

Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a chronic illness that induces significant and sometimes fatal liver fibrosis; it is one of the primary causes of liver transplantation. In China, where the prevalence of NASH is the highest in the world, liver disease has become a significant public health concern as a result of a steep increase in the prevalence of diabetes and obesity. As of today, only off-label generic drugs are prescribed to treat the condition, but we anticipate the launch and gradual but substantial uptake of novel agents—semaglutide (Novo Nordisk’s Wegovy), denifanstat (TVB-2640) (Sagimet Biosciences), and lanifibranor (Inventiva Pharma)—during the forecast period. In view of the significant unmet medical need and the absence of approved disease-modifying treatments (DMTs) for NASH, China presents significant market potential for drug developers.


  • What is the diagnosed prevalence of NASH, and how are NASH patients treated today? Do treatment management strategies differ between urban and rural China?
  • What are interviewed experts’ insights into current treatment options?
  • What are the key unmet needs in the management of NASH?
  • What are the key market access considerations, and how are they likely to impact the uptake of emerging therapies for NASH in China?
  • What are the key drivers and constraints in this market, and how will the market evolve over the forecast period?

Content Highlights

Geographies: China.

Primary research: Country-specific qualitative and quantitative insights driven by 5 thought-leader interviews and surveys with 50 hepatologists and gastroenterologists.

Epidemiology: Diagnosed prevalence of NASH in urban versus rural China; clinically relevant and commercially relevant drug-treatable populations.

Forecast: 10-year, annualized, drug-level sales and patient share of key NASH therapies through 2032, based on primary and secondary market research to formulate bottom-up assumptions.

Emerging therapies: Phase 3/PR: 2 drugs; Phase 2: 10+ drugs; coverage of select preclinical and Phase 1 products.


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