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Eli Lilly's Open Source Approach To Early Stage Research

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Eli Lilly, which like many big pharmas faces patent expiries and an uncertain late-stage pipeline, has worked to improve ties with the venture and academic communities to help spur access to early-stage and less expensive assets. Since 2009 it has operated a web portal that allows outside researchers to submit compounds for interrogation using Eli Lilly’s drug-discovery assays.

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