Berzosertib is under clinical development by Merck and currently in Phase II for Solid Tumor. According to GlobalData, Phase II drugs for Solid Tumor have a 38% phase transition success rate (PTSR) indication benchmark for progressing into Phase III. GlobalData’s report assesses how Berzosertib’s drug-specific PTSR and Likelihood of Approval (LoA) scores compare to the indication benchmarks. Buy the report here.

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Berzosertib overview

Berzosertib (VX-970) is under development for the treatment of solid tumors including squamous non-small cell lung cancer, osteosarcoma, leiomyosarcoma, metastatic hormone refractory (castration-resistant, androgen-independent) prostate cancer, head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, neuroendocrine tumors, peritoneal cancer, fallopian tube cancer, metastatic ovarian cancer, adenocarcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma of the oesophagus, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), middle east respiratory syndrome (MERS) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). The drug candidate is administered through intravenous route. VX-970 is an ATR kinase inhibitor. It is a new chemical entity (NCE). The drug candidate was also under development for the treatment of urothelial carcinoma of pelvic and bladder, small cell lung cancer , ureter cancer, colorectal cancer, non-metastatic and metastatic triple negative breast cancer (estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, HER2 negative), pancreatic cancer and gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma.

Merck overview

Merck, a subsidiary of E. Merck KG, is a science and technology company. It discovers, develops, and manufactures prescription drugs to treat cancer, multiple sclerosis, and infertility; and develops liquid crystal mixtures, organic light-emitting diode (OLED) materials, cosmetic active ingredients, pigments for coatings, and high-tech materials. Merck also provides a wide range of products including lab water systems, gene editing tools, cell lines, antibodies, microbiology and biomonitoring products, test assays, analytical reagents, and flow cytometry kits and instruments and end-to-end systems. The company serves healthcare, performance materials, and life sciences markets. It has presence in Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa. Merck is headquartered in Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany.

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This content was updated on 18 March 2024

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