NY: Eli Lilly and Company Expands NYC R&D Site, Hiring 50
12 Oct, 2015
Eli Lilly and Company announced plans to add 30,000 square feet and approximately 50 new jobs to its research and development presence at the Alexandria Center for Life Science in
Upon completion in 2016, this space will include a translational immuno-oncology hub and a Lilly "portal," which will provide local academic scientists with opportunities for collaborative access to cutting-edge drug discovery capabilities, including chemistry and lead optimization expertise.
"Going forward, immuno-oncology research will focus on new ways to harness the immune system and on combination therapies with targeted agents," said
The expansion will allow Lilly to strengthen its relationships with local academic institutions and prominent medical schools. Increased collaboration will help expedite the discovery and development of new medicines in Lilly's key therapeutic areas, including oncology, diabetes and related complications, neurodegeneration, immunology and pain.
"We are prepared to push the boundaries to accelerate drug discovery," said Lundberg. "Our expanded capabilities at the
This is Lilly's third strategic research and development expansion this year with a focus on internal and external collaborations. In May, Lilly announced it would build a delivery and device innovation center in
Lilly initially entered the
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