Eli Lilly To Expand San Diego R&D Operations

Eli Lilly and Company plans to expand the Lilly Biotechnology Center located in San Diego, California. The expansion will double Lilly’s research presence in San Diego. Set to be completed in 2016, the expansion will feature an additional 175,000 square feet of working space and is expected to generate up to 130 potential new job openings, yielding a 140% increase in the center’s space and 70% increase in its staff.

Specifically, Lilly will be recruiting experts in drug discovery in the disciplines of biotechnology, chemistry and immunology and in immunological clinical development.

Lilly initially entered the San Diego area in 2004 by acquiring Applied Molecular Evolution, Inc., which now operates as a subsidiary of the company. The Lilly Biotechnology Center was officially established in 2009 and is located near the University of California, San Diego.

Source: Eli Lilly and Company

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