Look again at the example in Figure. The R&D team

Look again at the example in Figure. The R&D team has put forward a proposal to invest an extra $20 million in expanded phase II trials. The object is to prove that the drug can be administered by a simple inhaler rather than as a liquid. If successful, the scope of use is broadened and the upside PV increases to $1 billion. The probabilities of success are unchanged. Go to the €œlive€ Excel spreadsheet version of Table at www.mhhe.com/ bma. Is the extra $20 million investment worthwhile? Would your answer change if the probability of success in the phase III trials falls to75%?
Look again at the example in Figure. The R&D team