San Diego Business Journal

San Diego-based drug maker Amylin Pharmaceuticals said Sept. 10 it will partner with India's largest biotech to develop a new diabetes drug.

Terms of the collaboration were not disclosed.

Amylin said it would contribute technology capable of combining two hormones into a single drug, while Bangalore-based Biocon will manufacture the product and offer development expertise. The companies will share development costs, they said.

Biocon struck a deal with San Diego's Life Technologies, formerly Invitrogen, in 2007 to make and market pharmaceutical-grade insulin. Biocon claims to be the world's fourth largest producer of recombinant human insulin.

Amylin shares trade on the Nasdaq as AMLN. At midday Sept. 11 shares stood at $12.58. Over 52 weeks shares traded between $5.50 and $23.01.

, Heather Chambers