A clutch of Big Pharma companies is backing a competition to create predictive models that could lead to new targets for cancer drugs. Eli Lilly, Novartis and Pfizer are among the data funders of the competition, which calls for the development of models that show how essential a gene is to the survival of a cancer cell.
Boehringer Ingelheim has finally received some good news for its manufacturing facility in Ingelheim, Germany. The FDA has notified it that it has closed out a warning letter for the facility.
Boehringer Ingelheim's manufacturing facility in Ingelheim, Germany has generated a lot of mail from the FDA. Finally, some good news: The company said today it received a letter from the FDA clearing the plant, meaning it and partner Eli Lilly can move forward with empagliflozin.
In keeping with changing industry standards, Eli Lilly has joined the host of drugmakers opening up their data vaults, going further than some but not quite baring it all.
Eli Lilly wrestled its way into the spotlight at ASCO Saturday morning with evidence that its cancer drug ramucirumab delivers a marginal benefit for patients suffering from advanced non-small cell lung cancer. And analysts quickly heralded the data, saying it should help pave the way to quickly broaden the market for this drug.
Qiagen and Eli Lilly have joined forces for their fourth companion diagnostics project, building on the momentum of past collaborations to develop assay panels for cancer.
Qiagen and Eli Lilly have clicked well enough in previous companion diagnostics development projects that they're signing up for a fourth go-around.
Having made the big decisions about how their database of clinical trial investigators will work, collaborators Eli Lilly, Merck and Johnson & Johnson are looking to add more members to a roster already swelled by the arrival of Novartis and Pfizer.
In this week's EuroBiotech Report, Bayer became the most recent biopharma to tap Dutch biotech arGEN-X for its llama-based antibody discovery platform; Eli Lilly made its first-ever investment in a British venture fund; and British biotech Oxford BioMedica hopes to raise £25.7 million to finance its gene therapy pipeline. And more.
Eli Lilly has taken the unusual step of investing in Epidarex Capital's new, $80 million life sciences fund, with an eye to backing the Scotland-based group's portfolio of academic spinouts. This was Lilly's first investment in a U.K. venture fund.