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WBBA Newsletter Article [ShareVault Article] [Winter 2013] [12/12/13]
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 The Life Science Innovator 
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Valuation of Your Early Drug Candidate

By Linda M. Pullan, PhD, writing on behalf of ShareVault

ShareVault has recently published a white paper titled “Valuation of Your Early Drug Candidate”, another in a series of ShareVault whitepapers that capture Linda Pullan’s knowledge and expertise in biopharma partnering. 

Here’s an excerpt (the full whitepaper can be downloaded below):

“The complexity of valuing a drug candidate for a partnering deal varies. Drug candidates that have completed a Phase II program have more defined product profiles and can be valued using, in part, market research and physician interviews. Early drug candidates, due to numerous factors such as long development timelines before the value is realized, many questions yet unanswered, ever-changing market conditions and regulatory requirements, and the high risk of technical failure can be more difficult to value. Valuation methods exist, but all are imperfect, and at the end of the day the value of your project will ultimately be what someone is willing to pay for it. And, just like that piece of art, what a partner is willing to pay will most likely be based on how well they understand the opportunity, how well it fits in with their portfolio of drugs and strategy, and how much competition there is for it. But they, like you, will use some of these basic valuation methods to shape their thinking about the value.”

DOWNLOAD THE FULL WHITEPAPER HERE

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