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Avid Radiopharm, Eli Lilly deal

November 15, 2010 8:00 AM UTC

Eli Lilly will acquire Avid for $300 million up front and up to $500 million in milestones. Lilly will gain Avid's florbetapir ( 18F-AV-45), an imaging agent labeled with fluorine 18 (F-18) that binds to amyloid plaques, for which Avid has submitted an NDA to FDA to detect the presence of amyloid plaques in the brain. The companies said amyloid plaques are a defining pathology of Alzheimer's disease. ...