DNL-788 is a small molecule commercialized by Denali Therapeutics, with a leading Phase II program in Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (SPMS). According to Globaldata, it is involved in 6 clinical trials, of which 3 were completed, and 3 are ongoing. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of DNL-788’s valuation in its risk-adjusted NPV model (rNPV). Buy the model here.
The revenue for DNL-788 is expected to reach an annual total of $207 mn by 2035 globally based off GlobalData’s Expiry Model. The drug’s revenue forecasts along with estimated costs are used to measure the value of an investment opportunity in that drug, otherwise known as net present value (NPV). Applying the drug’s phase transition success rate to remaining R&D costs and likelihood of approval (LoA) to sales related costs provides a risk-adjusted NPV model (rNPV). The rNPV model is a more conservative valuation measure that accounts for the risk of a drug in clinical development failing to progress.
DNL-788 is under development for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS), secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS) and relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). It is administered orally in form of tablet. The drug candidate is a brain-penetrant small molecule and acts by targeting receptor interacting serine/threonine protein kinase1 (RIPK1).
Denali Therapeutics Overview
Denali Therapeutics, is a clinical-stage bio-pharmaceutical company that focuses on the development of therapeutics for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. Its proprietary drug delivery platform technologies include antibody transport vehicle and enzyme transport vehicle designed to deliver large molecules across the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Its pipeline products are intended for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, Parkinson’s disease, multiple system atrophy, lysosomal storage disorder MPS II, neurodegeneration, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and other indications. The company’s product pipeline include DNL201, DNL151, ATV:aSyn, for Parkinson’s disease, DNL747, ATV:Tau, ATV:TREM2, for Alzheimer’s disease; and CH1 and LF1, for neurodegeneration. It has development and commercialization rights to all of its programs, including the programs partnered with Takeda. The company has its operations in the UK and the US. Denali Therapeutics is headquartered in San Francisco, California, the US.
The company reported revenues of (US Dollars) US$48.7 million for the fiscal year ended December 2021 (FY2021), a decrease of 85.5% over FY2020. The operating loss of the company was US$295.8 million in FY2021, compared to an operating profit of US$62.7 million in FY2020. The net loss of the company was US$290.6 million in FY2021, compared to a net profit of US$71.1 million in FY2020. The company reported revenues of US$3.6 million for the third quarter ended September 2022, a decrease of 93.2% over the previous quarter.
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