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Defining year as partnerships progress on track

Update | Pharmaceutical & healthcare | 28 Sep 2017

FY17 has been a defining year for Nuevolution as it looks to further validate its unique Chemetics drug discovery platform. Highlights include the Amgen development collaboration, out-licensing the RORγt inverse agonist (dermatology and psoriatic arthritis indications) to Almirall and the progression of the internally generated pipeline assets. We anticipate at least one further out-licensing or risk-sharing collaboration in FY18. We value the company's recent deals with Amgen, Almirall and Janssen at SEK902m ($113m). Our valuation does not include the technology, other pipeline assets and future deal opportunities.


Pipeline and strategic execution drives prospects

Outlook | Pharmaceutical & healthcare | 15 Mar 2018

Nuevolution’s 2017 was defined by internal progress of the RORγt inhibitor and BET-BD1 programmes (expected to be clinically ready in 2019). In 2018 we anticipate value will be driven by new and existing partners, for example we expect Almirall to initiate a RORγt inhibitor Phase I trial in late 2018, making it the first Nuevolution product candidate to enter the clinic. In addition to existing collaborations, a new partnership is anticipated by Nuevolution in the next three to nine months. If achieved, revenue from these events will aid Nuevolution’s strategy of transitioning into a clinical stage biotech. We value Nuevolution at SEK21.0/share or SEK901m from SEK21.4/share (SEK917m) previously.


On the road to becoming a clinical company

Update | Pharmaceutical & healthcare | 24 Nov 2017

July to September 2017 results highlight the continued progression of Nuevolution into a clinical company. Ongoing partnerships with Almirall, Amgen and Janssen continue to advance as we expect and we anticipate that Almirall’s RORγt inhibitor programme will be the first Nuevolution asset to enter the clinic (in dermatology and psoriatic arthritis), which we forecast for H218/H119. Lead assets in the internal pipeline are nearing clinical readiness and Nuevolution anticipates a new partnership in the next three to 12 months. In the near term, up-listing to Nasdaq Stockholm’s Main Market and expansion of the investor base will position the company for future development. We value Nuevolution at SEK917m.


Chemetics proof is in the deal making

Initiation | Pharmaceutical & healthcare | 16 Feb 2017

Nuevolution’s proprietary Chemetics DNA-encoded screening platform technology enables fast and accurate small molecule drug discovery. The technology has received powerful external validation, including two recent collaborations (Amgen and Almirall) that could generate significant value in the coming years. In addition, we expect Nuevolution to progress at least one internally generated asset into clinical development in the near future. We value the company's recent deals with Amgen and Almirall, plus its cash position alone, at SEK901m ($102m); our valuation does not include the technology, other pipeline assets and future deal opportunities.


Delivering on promises

QuickView | Pharmaceutical & healthcare | 04 Jan 2017

The Almirall deal announced on 12 December tops a defining year for Nuevolution; it has delivered on two key IPO promises, signing at least one licensing agreement (Almirall) and one risk-sharing collaboration (Amgen) within 12-18 months of IPO. The Almirall deal focuses on the development and commercialisation of RORγt inverse agonist for dermatological diseases and psoriatic arthritis. An upfront of €11.2m (SEK109.4m) contributes to a total potential deal value of €453.2m (SEK4.4bn). Added to a strong cash balance and existing deals with Amgen and Janssen, Nuevolution is well placed to generate significant value.


Amgen deal: A significant step forward

QuickView | Pharmaceutical & healthcare | 23 Nov 2016

The strategic collaboration with Amgen provides further validation of Nuevolution’s Chemetics drug discovery platform. With up to $410m per development programme and a tiered royalty rate, the deal could generate significant value in the coming years. Cash of c SEK176m ($19.4m) at 30 September 2016, along with revenue from collaborations and licensing agreements, will enable Nuevolution to continue to expand its internal pipeline. We anticipate its lead internal candidate RORγt and possibly another internal candidate to be out-licensed in the next six months, while one further Amgen-style partnership could be formed by the end of 2017.