Eli Lilly and Isis Pharmaceuticals, CytRx, and Broad Institute and Affymetrix | GenomeWeb

Lilly Licenses Second Antisense Drug from Isis

Isis Pharmaceuticals said this week that LY2275796, its investigational antisense-based cancer drug, has been licensed by Eli Lilly.

According to Isis, LY2275796 targets eukaryotic initiation factor-4E, a protein involved in the translation of key growth and survival factors that drive tumor progression, angiogenesis, and metastases.

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