Lifileucel is a cell therapy commercialized by Iovance Biotherapeutics, with a leading Phase II program in Metastatic Melanoma. According to Globaldata, it is involved in 17 clinical trials, of which 5 were completed, 8 are ongoing, 1 is planned, and 3 were terminated. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of Lifileucel’s valuation in its risk-adjusted NPV model (rNPV). Buy the model here.

The revenue for Lifileucel is expected to reach an annual total of $134 mn by 2035 in the US 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.

Lifileucel Overview

Lifileucel (LN-144) is under development for the treatment of relapsed/refractory metastatic melanoma, recurrent head and neck cancer squamous cell carcinoma and non-small cell lung cancer. The therapeutic candidate is administered through intravenous route. It is developed as a ready to infuse autologous cellular immunotherapy product and contains adoptive cellular immunotherapy regimen. The therapeutic candidate consists of autologous tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) isolated from the patient’s tumor further expanded and then infused back to the patient enabling the patient robust immune response.

Iovance Biotherapeutics Overview

Iovance Biotherapeutics (Iovance) is a biotechnology company that focuses on the development and commercialization of novel immunotherapy products for treating various cancers. It develops products based on its tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte (TIL) technology. The company’s lead product candidates include lifileucel is an autologous, ready-to-infuse cell therapy indicated for the treatment of melanoma and metastatic cervical cancer; and LN-145 for the treatment of head and neck cancer. The company also focuses on investigating TIL therapy for treatment of a range of cancer. The company operates a research facility in Tampa, Florida. Iovance is headquartered in San Carlos, California, the US.

The operating loss of the company was US$342.7 million in FY2021, compared to an operating loss of US$261.9 million in FY2020. The net loss of the company was US$342.3 million in FY2021, compared to a net loss of US$259.6 million in FY2020.

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The rNPV method integrates the probability of a drug reaching a clinical stage into the cash flow at that time, which provides a more accurate valuation, as it considers the probability that the drug never makes it through the clinical pathway to commercialization. GlobalData’s rNPV model uses proprietary likelihood of approval (LoA) and phase transition success rate (PTSR) data for the indication in the highest development stage, which can be found on GlobalData’s Pharmaceutical Intelligence Center.