Eli Lilly is a global pharmaceutical company based in Indianapolis, USA. They manufacture a wide range of medicines and bio-medicines for oncology, endocrinology, neuroscience, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, bone muscle joints, and animal health among others.
The company was founded Colonel Eli Lilly on May 10, 1876. He was a pharmaceutical chemist and who took part in the US Civil War. His pharmaceutical career began in a drug store in 1869 in Greencastle and Indianapolis. He became a partner in an Illinois drugstore with James W Binford but his interest was in medicine manufacture.