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Joslin pharma partnering with Eli Lilly and Pfizer for biomarkers

Posted on 07 October 2013

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Joslin Diabetes Center’s Office of Commercialization and Ventures is pharma partnering with Eli Lilly and Company and Pfizer which will enable Joslin and both companies to accelerate research aimed at predicting kidney failure in patients with type 2 diabetes and developing potential ways to treat and prevent this complication of diabetes.

This is the first time two pharmaceutical companies have joined forces with Joslin, the world’s leading diabetes research and clinical care organization, to identify biomarkers for predicting kidney disease.

As part of this co-funded pharma partnering research effort, Joslin will analyze samples from a unique biorepository collected and studied by Dr. Krolewski over a period of 15 years from Joslin type 2 diabetes patients in order to study specific biomarkers associated with the development of kidney failure, with the goal of predicting which patients are at risk of losing kidney function and eventually helping develop targeted drugs to address this condition.

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