About Lilly's Autoimmune PipelineLilly has established its presence in autoimmunity in just a few short years through internal research and development and partnerships. Lilly currently has three potential new medicines in clinical development for a variety of autoimmune conditions, including tabalumab, an anti-BAFF monoclonal antibody, for rheumatoid arthritis and lupus; ixekizumab, an anti-IL-17 monoclonal antibody, for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis; and baricitinib, a janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor, for rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and diabetic nephropathy.
Tabalumab and ixekizumab were discovered in Lilly's research laboratories. Baricitinib is being developed in partnership with Incyte Corporation.
About Eli Lilly and CompanyLilly, a leading innovation-driven corporation, is developing a growing portfolio of pharmaceutical products by applying the latest research from its own worldwide laboratories and from collaborations with eminent scientific organizations. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., Lilly provides answers – through medicines and information – for some of the world's most urgent medical needs. Additional information about Lilly is available at www.lilly.com.
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements about tabalumab, ixekizumab and baricitinib as potential treatments for patients with rheumatoid arthritis and reflects Lilly's current beliefs. However, as with any pharmaceutical product, there are substantial risks and uncertainties in the process of development and commercialization. There is no guarantee that future study results and patient experience will be consistent with study findings to date or that the product will be commercially successful. For further discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties, see Lilly's filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Lilly undertakes no duty to update forward-looking statements.P-LLY Refer to: Sonja Popp-Stahly, +1 317-655-2993, firstname.lastname@example.org (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20031219/LLYLOGO) SOURCE Eli Lilly and Company