Eli Lilly is a major pharmaceutical corporation which develops pharmaceutical products. It employs more than 40,360 people worldwide.
Eli Lilly Research Laboratories (LRL) discovers, develops, and clinically evaluates pharmaceutical products and provides ongoing scientific support for marketed products.
The company has major R&D facilities in seven countries. Its R&D facilities are located in Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, Germany, Japan, Singapore, Spain, and the US. It conducts clinical research in more than 60 countries around the world.
Manufacturing facilities are located in Brazil, China, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Pakistan, Puerto Rico, Spain and the US. In addition Eli Lilly operates 14 administrative, manufacturing and R&D plants in the US and Puerto Rico.
The company's Elanco Animal Health business markets products worldwide primarily to cattle, poultry and swine producers. With key operations in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Asia-Pacific area, and Latin America, Elanco employs approximately 2,000 people and markets its products in more than 100 countries.
Its current product line concentrates on four therapeutic classes: antibacterials, parasiticides, anticoccidials and productivity enhancers.
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In October 2009, Evonik agreed to acquire Eli Lilly’s Tippecanoe Laboratories manufacturing facility in Lafayette, Indiana. For more on this story please see Evonik expands US synthesis business with Eli Lilly acquisition on ICIS news.
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Eli Lilly will focus on its ‘innovation-driven’ strategy. The company has built what it states as being ‘one of the most productive R&D organisations in the pharmaceutical industry’. It is currently readying a generation of molecules for the market and restocking its early-stage pipeline. It states that ‘unlike most of its peers’, it does not have any major patent expirations coming up in the next several years. Its strength in developing both small-molecule and large-molecule ‘biotech’ medicines is said to also distinguish Eli Lilly from most other major pharmaceutical companies. (Edited from 'Letter to shareholders' - annual report). ICIS also provides you with key financial data listed in table form.
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