Drug X – 8 times better than modafinil

This new discovery claims to have 8 times the power of Modafinil without the side affects that would be had were someone to take 8 Modafinil pills.

These side affects include: shaking, increased heart rate, and fevers

The drug has yet to be patented, and requires 100k euros to patent internationally. However from patent to market, it usually takes 10 years and around 100 million USD, which would end in human trial, and approval by the FDA if successful.

As it is rather impractical to wait 10 years for a drug to be approved, as well as the 100 million USD check, it would be assumed that the most reasonable method of exit would be the selling of such drug technology to either a large bio-tech related Private Equity firm, or a pharmaceutical company.

The deal maker/breaker would be the willingness of the pharmaceutical company to give royalties to the original seller, as this could potentially guarantee lifelong income. On the other hand, the most likely scenario would be the selling of the tech for a relatively large upfront payment, as royalties for drugs are rare and far between. Another way to receive this royalty without physically getting royalty would be to buy shares in the company, as this would not insider trading, but as it takes 10 years to get the drug to market, the lawsuit would not stand up in a court of law in most jurisdictions. A legal answer to this would be to get shares as well as cash when the sale is made.