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BRITS Tool Manual

By Project team , on 1 June 2014

The BRITS tool is designed to support investors, technology transfer professionals, academic entrepreneurs, and managers in business planning and project valuation exercises in the cell therapy sector. To this end, the BRITS tool provides users access to data that is of value in R&D project planning in the cell therapy sector. For example, the tool incorporates a comprehensive dataset on failure rates and development times of past commercial cell therapy projects. In addition, the tool contains data on manufacturing costs for different types of cell therapy projects and various other costs associated with the development of cell therapy projects such as staff costs.

The BRITS tool offers a user-friendly Excel-based format to use these data as input for customized cash flow sheets, project valuations, and financial scenario analyses based on the technical specifications of individual cell therapy projects and the development strategies that are under consideration. All currency values in the spreadsheets are in US$. The tool consists of three worksheets that should be used in sequence. Click below for more information on the three worksheets that make up the BRITS tool’s interface:

WORKSHEET 1: USER INPUT AND PROJECT SPECIFICATIONS

WORKSHEET 2: CASH FLOW STATEMENT AND NPV CALCULATIONS

WORKSHEET 3: SCENARIO ANALYSIS