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Eli Lilly and Company 

10290 Campus Point Drive

San Diego  California  92121  U.S.A.
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Lilly makes medicines that help people live longer, healthier, more active lives.

We were founded by Eli Lilly in 1876, and are now the 10th largest pharmaceutical company in the world. We have steadfastly remained independent, but not isolated. Across the globe, Lilly has developed productive alliances and partnerships that advance our capacity to develop innovative medicines at lower costs. Lilly is consistently ranked as one of the best companies in the world to work for, and generations of Lilly employees have sustained a culture that values excellence, integrity, and respect for people.
Lilly's latest biotechnology center is located within an extensive hub of life science activity near the University of California, San Diego and other prominent biomedical research institutes, which the company says is consistent with its strategy to leverage external resources and knowledge to advance its pipeline.

Of the nearly 200 scientists based at the center, more than half are from Applied Molecular Evolution, a wholly-owned subsidiary that discovers, engineers and develops therapies built specifically from human proteins. Additionally, the center is the work base for scientists from discovery chemistry research and technology, a division within Lilly that includes scientists from what was previously known as SGX Pharmaceuticals. Lilly acquired SGX in 2008.

At the new San Diego biotechnology facility, the scientists from Applied Molecular Evolution and the discovery chemistry research and technology division are drawing on each other's expertise, the company says. Work at the new biotechnology center is mostly focused on discovering, engineering and conducting phase 1 and phase 2 clinical trials on experimental biologic medicines, with an emphasis on cancer, diabetes and autoimmune diseases.

Key Statistics

Ownership: Public

Web Site: Lilly Biotechnology Center - San Diego
Symbol: LLY

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