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Boehringer Ingelheim to Commence Phase III Study Investigating the Role of BIBW 2992 as First-Line Treatment for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Patients with EGFR Mutations
Date:8/3/2009

ry of Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation (Ridgefield, CT) and a member of the Boehringer Ingelheim group of companies.

The Boehringer Ingelheim group is one of the world's 20 leading pharmaceutical companies. Headquartered in Ingelheim, Germany, it operates globally with 138 affiliates in 47 countries and approximately 41,300 employees. Since it was founded in 1885, the family-owned company has been committed to researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing novel products of high therapeutic value for human and veterinary medicine.

In 2008, Boehringer Ingelheim posted net sales of US $17 billion (11.6 billion euro) while spending approximately one-fifth of net sales in its largest business segment, Prescription Medicines, on research and development.

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(1) Li D et al. "BIBW2992, an irreversible EGFR/HER2 inhibitor highly effective in preclinical lung cancer models." Oncogene. 2008;27:4702-4711.

(2) BIBW 2992 and BSC Versus Placebo and BSC in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients Failing Erlotinib or Gefitinib (LUX-LUNG 1). 23 April 2009. Available at:http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00656136?term=BIBW+2992+and+Phase+III&rank=1. Accessed on 5 May 2009.

(3) Boehringer Ingelheim. Clinical Trial Protocol. BIBW 2992: Trial No. 1200.32. Doc. No.:U09-1380-01. 14 May 2009.

(4) Yang, Chih-Hsin et al., "BIBW 2992, a novel irreversible EGFR/HER2 tyrosine kinase inhibitor, in chemonaive patients with adenocarcinoma of the lung and activating EGFR mutations (LUX-Lung 2)." 2009 WCLC, Oral Presentation #1200.22.

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