|Significant market potential seen for Trius Therapeutics' phase III candidate|
|By Staff and Wire Reports|
|Tuesday, 25 January 2011 13:23|
"We believe in the company’s phase III candidate, Torezolid, for acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA," writes Napodano. "We see Torezolid as having significant market potential based on a clear superior profile to the two market-leading products in Pfizer’s Zyvox (linezolid) and Cubist’s Cubicin (daptomycin). Torezolid offers rapid efficacy onset, convenient once-daily dosing, a short course of therapy, and powerful efficacy. Pfizer’s Zyvox will post worldwide sales over $1.1 billion in 2010 despite its limitations. We believe that Trius’ phase III program will prove that 6 once daily 200mg Torezolid pills are superior to 10 twice-daily (20 total) 600mg Zyvox pills.
"Finally, on a simple comparison to its peers, Trius looks vastly undervalued. The two closes competitors are Cubist Pharmaceuticals and Optimer Pharmaceuticals. Cubist has a market capitalization of nearly $900 million. Optimer has a market capitalization of nearly $450 million. We see Trius following down the same path as these two companies, only several years behind. The current market capitalization of Trius at just shy of $100 million significantly discounts the company's future potential.
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