Lilly completes acquisition of Dermira

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INDIANAPOLIS — Eli Lilly and Co. announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Dermira. The acquisition expands Lilly’s immunology pipeline with the addition of lebrikizumab, a novel, investigational, monoclonal antibody designed to bind IL-13 with high affinity that is being evaluated in a Phase 3 clinical development program for the treatment of moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis in adolescent and adult patients, ages 12 years and older. The acquisition of Dermira also expands Lilly’s portfolio of marketed dermatology medicines with the addition of Qbrexza (glycopyrronium), a medicated cloth approved by the FDA for the topical treatment of primary axillary hyperhidrosis (uncontrolled excessive underarm sweating).

“We are pleased to complete the acquisition of Dermira, and look forward to continuing their important work to develop new therapeutic options for patients with chronic skin conditions,” said Patrik Jonsson, Lilly senior vice president and president of Lilly Bio-Medicines.


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