Key Facts

Lilly at a Glance

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

  • A heritage of more than 145 years: Eli Lilly and Company founded on May 10, 1876

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

  • Approximately 35,000 employees worldwide

  • More than 8,100 employees engaged in research and development

  • Clinical research conducted in more than 55 countries

  • Research and development facilities located in 7 countries

  • Manufacturing plants located in 7 countries

  • Products marketed in 120 countries

Employees

as of December 31, 2021

  • Indianapolis: 10,317

  • Indiana (excluding Indianapolis): 87

  • U.S. (excluding Indiana): 5,201

  • Outside U.S.: 19,633

  • Worldwide total: 35,238

Research & Development

2021 Expenditures, U.S. Dollars

  • $7,026 million/year 

  • ~$28 million/workday 

  • R&D as a percentage of sales: 25% 

  • Employees engaged in R&D activities: ~8,100

  • 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