Isis to Receive $6M Payment from Bristol-Myers

Mon, 03/08/2010 - 3:56am

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Monday said it earned a $6 million milestone payment from drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. for the acceptance of regulatory filings to start an early-stage drug trial for a potential cholesterol treatment.

Isis said the drug candidate came from a collaboration with Bristol-Myers to identify drugs that aim to lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, a key component in managing cardiovascular disease.

Isis said a clinical trial will start shortly

"We are pleased with the success of our partnership with Bristol-Myers Squibb and our ability to deliver a drug candidate within the first year of the collaboration," Isis Chairman and CEO Dr. Stanley T. Crooke said in a statement.


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