Roche, Lilly to collaborate on Alzheimer’s test



The Roche Group has enlisted the support of Eli Lilly and Company to complete development of a new blood test for the early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. The test has received a breakthrough designation from the US Food and Drug Administration and if approved, would be an additional tool for identifying the low likelihood of amyloid pathology in patients with symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. It could help determine whether these patients should be tested further.