Zilovertamab vedotin is a monoclonal antibody conjugated commercialized by Merck, with a leading Phase III program in Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma. According to Globaldata, it is involved in 8 clinical trials, of which 7 are ongoing, and 1 is planned. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of Zilovertamab vedotin’s valuation in its risk-adjusted NPV model (rNPV). Buy the model here.

The revenue for Zilovertamab vedotin is expected to reach an annual total of $42 mn by 2038 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.

Zilovertamab vedotin Overview

Zilovertamab vedotin is under development for the treatment of solid tumors, blood cancer including advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma of renal pelvis, ureter (upper urinary tract), bladder, or urethra, relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma, triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer, mantle cell lymphoma, follicular lymphoma, marginal zone lymphoma, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, or Richter transformation lymphoma, Burkitt lymphoma, lymphoplasmacytoid lymphoma, Waldenström macroglobulinemia, T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma, acute lymphoid leukemia, or acute myeloid leukemia, estrogen receptor (ER)-positive, progesterone receptor (PR)-positive, or human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 negative breast cancer (HER2- breast cancer), ovarian cancer and pancreatic cancer. It is administered through intravenous route of administration. It acts by targeting ROR1 antigens expressing cells. The drug candidate is linked to UC-961-linker-monomethyl auristatin E (MMAE) ADC that preserves the high-affinity binding and specificity of UC-961 and allows for ROR1-targeted intracellular release of MMAE.

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 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$59,283 million for the fiscal year ended December 2022 (FY2022), an increase of 21.7% over FY2021. The operating profit of the company was US$18,152 million in FY2022, compared to an operating profit of US$12,538 million in FY2021. The net profit of the company was US$14,519 million in FY2022, compared to a net profit of US$13,049 million in FY2021.

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GlobalData, the leading provider of industry intelligence, provided the underlying data, research, and analysis used to produce this article.

To create this model, GlobalData takes into account factors including patent law, known and projected regulatory approval processes, cash flows, drug margins and company expenses. Combining these data points with GlobalData’s world class analysis creates high value models that companies can use to help in evaluation processes for each drug or company.

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.