DMIᵀᴹ Index for Life Sciences

December 17, 2021



The DMI Index for Life Sciences varies by industry and company:

  • Pharmaceutical companies like Merck and Johnson & Johnson have DMIs Index in the 6%-7% range
  • Smith & Nephew has a DMI Index of 30.1%, the only pure-play medical device company in our analysis although we did also factor in Johnson & Johnson’s Medical Devices division
  • DNA testing companies firms 23AndMe and had DMIs Index in the range of 15%-23%

A higher DMI Index  is generally preferable across companies and industries. By way of reference, internet companies have a higher DMI Index because most of their enterprise value is derived from data. For example, Google’s DMI Index is 93 percent as we will discuss in a separate blog.



  • DMI Index = Data Valuation / Enterprise Value
  • The Data Valuation for Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices only included Clinical Trials
  • The Data Valuation for DNA testing companies only covered genomic data
  • Enterprise Value =  Equity Value + Long Term Debt – Cash, a key metric used in the investment community



Clinical trial data is based on publicly-available datasets from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), SEC filings on product revenues and gross margins, as well as industry estimates of success rates by clinical trial stage. Genomic data valuation is based on comparable transactions in the industry.

Our analysis was conducted in October 2021. 

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