Cost to develop new biotech drug: $1.2 billion

January 2007
Pharmaceutical Representative;Jan2007, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p12
The article reports that the average cost of developing a new biotechnology drug is 1.2 billion dollars in the U.S. This is according to the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development in Boston, Massachusetts. The estimate reflects expenses associated with failed drug candidates. It is based on compound-specific costs for 17 investigational biopharmaceuticals.


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