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Lilly and Investor Group Form New Critical Care Company BioCritica, Sign Xigris License Agreement
Date:5/23/2011

d John C. Lechleiter, Ph.D., Lilly president, chairman and chief executive officer. "We are confident that BioCritica will help realize the full potential for Xigris, while working to develop new critical care medicines. We look forward to working with BioCritica to help ensure its success."

"For severe sepsis patients, Xigris is an important life-saving drug," said David Broecker, chief executive officer of BioCritica.  "Each year more than 200,000 people die from severe sepsis in the U.S. We look forward to building a company dedicated to saving lives.  We also appreciate the support of Lilly, the IEDC, and BioCrossroads in helping us get established here in Indiana."

"Indiana's consistently strong growth in the life sciences sector is evidence that not only do we have the talent to power some of the world's top biotechnology companies, but we also have an environment welcoming to the kind of noticeable impact companies like BioCritica and others will have on our state's economy and the quality of life of citizens everywhere," said Mitch Roob, Indiana Secretary of Commerce and chief executive officer of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.  

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

About Xigris® (drotrecogin alfa (activated))

Injection, Powder, Lyophilized, For Solution for Intravenous

5 mg and 20 mg vials

Indications:

Xigris is indicated for the reduction of mortality in adult patients with severe sepsis (sepsis associated with acute organ dysfunction) who have a high risk of death (e.g., as determined by APACHE II score greater than or equal to 25*).

Limitations of Use:

Xigris is not indicated in adult patients with severe sepsis and lower risk of death. (e.g., APACHE II score <25).

Xigris is not indicated in pediatric patients.  

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Xigris increases the risk of bleeding. Xigris is
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