Research & Scientific Discovery

New medicines bring new hope. Lilly has always pushed the boundaries of science to make conditions that are incurable today, treatable tomorrow. You could say it’s in our DNA. By fulfilling our purpose, we help others fulfill theirs.

The promise of science to change people’s lives has never been greater. Recent progress in understanding biology, including the unlocking of the human genome, has unleashed new insights – allowing scientists at Lilly and our partners more power and precision to treat disease.

We’re trying to change the frontiers of what’s possible in medicine. Our vision is to change patients’ expectations – to provide a new sense of hope for people suffering from some of the world’s most debilitating diseases.

David A. RicksChairman and CEO, Eli Lilly and Company

Research and Scientific Discovery

When it comes to research and development, our goal is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that make life better for people around the world. It’s challenging, expensive and often filled with failure. But even when we fail, we advance medical science and understanding by learning more about diseases, biology and chemistry - ultimately bringing new solutions one step closer to reality.

Over the course of our history, we have shed light on some of the toughest health care problems known to man – diabetes, heart disease, infectious diseases, neuroscience disorders, cancer and more. And our pursuit continues.


Principles of Medical Research

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Scientific Partnering

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