Caspofungin acetate is a Small Molecule owned by Merck & Co, and is involved in 23 clinical trials, which were completed.

Caspofungin is a 1,3-Beta-Glucan Synthase Inhibitor. It is an echinocandin, inhibits the synthesis of beta (1,3)-D-glucan, an essential component of the cell wall of susceptible Aspergillus species and Candida species. Beta (1,3)-D-glucan is not present in mammalian cells. Caspofungin has shown activity against Candida species and in regions of active cell growth of the hyphae of Aspergillus fumigatus.

The revenue for Caspofungin acetate is expected to reach a total of $1.8bn through 2038. This change impacts the valuation of this asset and is an important factor to understand the current value of the drug in a clinical process. View the complete picture with the Caspofungin acetate NPV Report.

Caspofungin acetate is currently owned by Merck & Co.

Caspofungin acetate Overview

Caspofungin acetate (Cancidas) belongs to the class of lactams. It is formulated as lyophilized powder for solution for intravenous route of administration. Cancidas is indicated in adults and pediatric patients (3 months and older) for Empirical therapy for presumed fungal infections in febrile, neutropenic patients, treatment of candidemia and the following Candida infections: intraabdominal abscesses, peritonitis and pleural space infections, treatment of esophageal candidiasis, treatment of invasive aspergillosis in patients who are refractory to or intolerant of other therapies (e.g., amphotericin B, lipid formulations of amphotericin B, itraconazole).

Merck & Co Overview

Merck & Co (Merck) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing of prescription medicines, biologic therapies, vaccines and animal health products. It offers prescription products for therapy areas related to cardiovascular, cancer, immune disorders, infectious, respiratory and women’s diseases, and diabetes. The company provides animal health products such as vaccines, poultry products, livestock products and aquaculture products. Merck sells medicines to drug wholesalers, retailers, hospitals, government agencies and managed health care providers; and animal health products to veterinarians, distributors and animal producers. The company and its subsidiaries operate in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Merck is known as MSD outside the US and Canada and is headquartered in Kenilworth, New Jersey, the US.

The company reported revenues of (US Dollars) US$48,704 million for the fiscal year ended December 2021 (FY2021), an increase of 17.3% over FY2020. In FY2021, the company’s operating margin was 25.7%, compared to an operating margin of 12% in FY2020. In FY2021, the company recorded a net margin of 26.8%, compared to a net margin of 17% in FY2020. The company reported revenues of US$14,959 million for the third quarter ended September 2022, an increase of 2.5% over the previous quarter.

Quick View – Caspofungin acetate

Report Segments
  • Innovator (NME)
Drug Name
  • Caspofungin acetate
Administration Pathway
  • Intravenous
Therapeutic Areas
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Hematological Disorders
  • Infectious Disease
  • Respiratory
Key Companies
  • Sponsor Company: Merck & Co
Highest Development Stage
  • Marketed

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