A global leader in innovation and research, Lilly has grown over the last 135-plus years to become a global pharmaceutical company. We started as a small Indianapolis lab in 1876 under the guidance of Colonel Eli Lilly. Committed to innovation from the beginning, we have always been pioneers in the realm of pharmaceuticals; from the development of the first gelatin-coated pills to our breakthroughs in insulin and anti-depressants.
Our goal is to create and develop pharmaceutical products to solve medical issues that today are unmet. We strive to save and improve lives through innovation in all aspects of the pharmaceutical industry.
As a leading innovation-driven pharmaceutical corporation, we are constantly developing our portfolio of pharmaceutical products. We have approximately 37,000 employees in over 143 countries devoted to applying the latest research from our own worldwide laboratories, collaborating with prominent scientific organizations, making use of the most up-to-date technological tools, and providing exceptional service
to our customers. With more than $24.3 billion in sales
and over $4 billion dedicated to research and
development, we constantly strive for improved patient outcomes.