Lorus Therapeutics Inc. (LRP) Signs Research and License Option Agreement With Elanco  
4/17/2013 11:25:00 AM

TORONTO, April 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lorus Therapeutics Inc. (TSX:LOR) ("Lorus"), a biopharmaceutical company specializing in the discovery, research and development of pharmaceutical products announced today that it has entered into a research and license option agreement with Elanco, the animal health division of Eli Lilly and Company, to investigate some of Lorus' compounds for veterinary medicine. According to the agreement, Elanco will fund the research program and has been granted an exclusive option to license the worldwide rights for selected compounds for veterinary use; the terms of which will be negotiated when the option is exercised by Elanco. Lorus retains the rights to develop and commercialize these compounds for human use. No further details of the deal were disclosed.