Eli Lilly and Co (Lilly) is a healthcare company that carries out the discovery, development, and marketing of human healthcare products. The company offers medicines for cardiovascular conditions, diabetes, endocrinology, cancer, neurological problems, immune disorders, men’s health and musculoskeletal problems. The company distributes its pharmaceutical products through independent wholesale distributors. It also promotes products through sales representatives and marketing agreements with other pharmaceutical companies.
Lilly conducts research and development (R&D) to discover and deliver innovative medicines. It also collaborates with external scientists to develop life-changing medicines. To this end, the company has a full-service autonomous unit, Chorus, which specializes in proof of concept (PoC) clinical development for internal and external assets. Chorus helped execute more than 80 development programs in North America, Europe, and Asia, with some programs progressing to Phase 3 and as marketed products.