The second phase, also opened in the fall of 2006, is a 10,000-square-foot research support facility (known as K361) that houses support staff members. In total, buildings K360 and K361 are home to nearly 300 scientists and support staff.
"This completed biotechnology complex gives us the ability to capitalize on the synergies of being colocated with our drug discovery in Indianapolis," said, Steven Paul, M.D., executive vice president of science and technology and president of Lilly Research Laboratories. "This is a state-of-the-art facility that allows us to move products through the pipeline with increased efficiencies, high quality and cost savings. This facility basically allows us to quadruple the throughput of our biotechnology pipeline."
"The company's investment in these facilities "gives Lilly a line of sight from discovery through development and into manufacturing, uniquely positioning us as a biopharmaceutical leader in the industry," said Bill Heath, Ph.D., vice-president of product research and development.
"Lilly is an incredible asset to our community," said Mayor Greg Ballard. "The company's decision to keep nearly 800 high-tech, high-paying jobs in Indianapolis is tremendous for our city and underscores the growing life sciences sector here in Indiana. As a Fortune 500 company, Lilly has played and will continue to play an important role in that sector's growth in Indianapolis."
Lilly has been a leader in biopharmaceuticals since 1922, when the
company was the first to make and market insulin. Today Lilly is the fifth
largest biotechnology company in the world as measured
|SOURCE Eli Lilly and Company|
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