gotta keep selling that old fashioned insulin to a captive marketplace - no need for anything new! Lilly Announces Acquisition of Protomer Technologies | State | kpcnews.com INDIANAPOLIS, July 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced the acquisition of Protomer Technologies ("Protomer"), a private biotech company. Protomer's proprietary peptide- and protein-engineering platform is used to identify and synthesize molecules that can sense glucose or other endogenous modulators of protein activity. The potential value of the transaction is over $1 billion, with successful achievement of future development and commercial milestones. Lilly previously led an equity investment in Protomer alongside the JDRF T1D Fund, providing Lilly with 14 percent ownership of the company. Lilly is acquiring the remainder of the stock of Protomer beyond its initial investment.