Key Facts

Lilly at a Glance

  • Eli Lilly Asia, Inc. established in Hong Kong since 1984

  • A heritage of more than 140 years: Eli Lilly and Company founded on May 10, 1876

  • Headquarters located in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A.

  • Approximately 33,000 employees worldwide

  • More than 7,800 employees engaged in research and development

  • Clinical research conducted in more than 55 countries

  • Research and development facilities located in 8 countries

  • Manufacturing plants located in 8 countries

  • Products marketed in 120 countries

Employees

as of December 31, 2019

  • U.S.: 14,625

  • Outside U.S.: 18,917

  • Worldwide total: 33,624

Research & Development

2019 Expenditures, U.S. Dollars

  • $5,595 million/year 

  • $21.5 million/workday 

  • R&D as a percentage of sales: 25.1% 

  • Employees engaged in R&D activities: 7,811 

  • Percentage of total workforce: 23%

Cost of Pharmaceuticals

  • Average cost to discover and develop a new drug: $2.6 billion

  • Average length of time from discovery to patient: 10 years