Lexicon Pharmaceuticals and Bristol-Myers Squibb have selected a development candidate for neuropathic pain as part of their neuroscience drug discovery and development alliance. Lexicon and Bristol-Myers Squibb are proceeding with plans to progress the development candidate through IND-enabling studies in preparation for the commencement of clinical trials. Bristol-Myers Squibb has the first option under the alliance to obtain exclusive clinical development and commercialization rights upon the initiation of Phase 1 clinical studies, subject to the payment of milestone.