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Lilly, Pfizer to work with Joslin on kidney failure treatments

Joslin Diabetes Center said its new Office of Commercialization and Ventures will collaborate with drug giants Eli Lilly and Co. and Pfizer Inc. to accelerate research aimed at predicting kidney failure and developing treatments for it.

The Joslin Office of Commercialization and Ventures was created in 2011 to work closely with the pharmaceutical industry to do research and develop drugs for the diabetes community. The Lilly-Pfizer collaboration is the first time two pharmaceutical companies have joined forces with Joslin, Joslin said.

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