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

GlobalData tracks drug-specific phase transition and likelihood of approval scores, in addition to indication benchmarks based off 18 years of historical drug development data. Attributes of the drug, company and its clinical trials play a fundamental role in drug-specific PTSR and likelihood of approval.

Letermovir overview

Letermovir (Prevymis, Privymtra) is a quinazoline derivative acts as an antiviral agent. It is formulated as tablets, film coated tablets for oral route of administration and solution and concentrate solution for intravenous route of administration. Letermovir is indicated for prophylaxis of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and disease in adult CMV seropositive recipients [R positive] of an allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) who are at high risk.

It is under development for the prevention of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections (AIDS) and HCMV infection in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant pediatric recipients.

Merck overview

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 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.

For a complete picture of Letermovir’s drug-specific PTSR and LoA scores, buy the report here.

This content was updated on 7 February 2024

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GlobalData’s Likelihood of Approval analytics tool dynamically assesses and predicts how likely a drug will move to the next stage in clinical development (PTSR), as well as how likely the drug will be approved (LoA). This is based on a combination of machine learning and a proprietary algorithm to process data points from various databases found on GlobalData’s Pharmaceutical Intelligence Center.