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Lilly Advances Second Alzheimer's Disease Treatment Candidate Into Late-Stage Testing by Launching Two Global Trials
Date:5/21/2009

Both Phase III pivotal trials begin enrollment in May 2009; Reinforces Lilly's commitment to Alzheimer's disease and biotech product research

INDIANAPOLIS, May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced it will begin enrolling patients this month in two separate but identical Phase III clinical trials of solanezumab(i), previously referred to as LY2062430, an anti-amyloid beta monoclonal antibody being investigated as a potential treatment to delay the progression of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. The trials, called EXPEDITION and EXPEDITION 2, will each include a treatment period that lasts 18 months and are expected to enroll a total of 2,000 patients age 55 and over from 16 countries.

In 2008, Lilly began enrolling patients in two Phase III clinical trials called IDENTITY and IDENTITY 2 for a different potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease, a gamma-secretase inhibitor that also affects amyloid beta, which is believed to be one of the underlying pathologies of the disease. Patients or caregivers interested in learning how to enroll in either EXPEDITION trial or the IDENTITY trials should visit www.clinicaltrials.gov or call 1-877-CTLilly (1-877-285-4559). In combination, the EXPEDITION and IDENTITY trials will include approximately 4,600 patients with Alzheimer's disease in over 30 countries around the world.

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