Ulevostinag is a small molecule commercialized by Merck, with a leading Phase I program in Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer. According to Globaldata, it is involved in 2 clinical trials, of which 1 was completed, and 1 was terminated. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of Ulevostinag’s valuation in its risk-adjusted NPV model (rNPV). Buy the model here.

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The revenue for Ulevostinag is expected to reach an annual total of $9 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.

Ulevostinag Overview

Ulevostinag (MK-1454) is under development for the treatment of triple negative breast cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, anaplastic thyroid cancer, head and neck squamous cell carcinoma of oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx, or larynx and lymphomas including cutaneous T cell lymphoma. It is a synthetic cyclic dinucleotide. It is administered through intratumoral route. The drug candidate acts by targeting the stimulator of interferon genes (STING) protein. It was under development for pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer.

The drug candidate was under development for the treatment of recurrent head and neck cancer squamous cell carcinoma.

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.
The company reported revenues of (US Dollars) US$59,283 million for the fiscal year ended December 2022 (FY2022), an increase of 21.7% over FY2021. In FY2022, the company’s operating margin was 30.3%, compared to an operating margin of 25.7% in FY2021. In FY2022, the company recorded a net margin of 24.5%, compared to a net margin of 26.8% in FY2021. The company reported revenues of US$15,962 million for the third quarter ended September 2023, an increase of 6.2% over the previous quarter.

For a complete picture of Ulevostinag’s valuation, buy the drug’s risk-adjusted NPV model (rNPV) here.

This content was updated on 20 February 2024

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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.