Our parent company, Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly), was founded in 1876 in Indianapolis by Colonel Eli Lilly, where our headquarters are currently still located. Lilly’s mission has been to make medicines that help people live longer, healthier, more active lives. We are presently (2012) the 10th largest pharmaceutical company in the world. We have steadfastly remained independent, but not isolated. Across the globe, Lilly has developed productive alliances and partnerships that advance our capacity to develop innovative medicines at lower costs. Lilly is consistently ranked as one of the best companies in the world to work for, and generations of Lilly employees have sustained a culture that values excellence, integrity and respect for people.
Lilly-NUS (LNUS) was established in 1997 by Lilly, in partnership with National University of Singapore, and the National Science and Technology Board (NSTB). Having performed our first studies in interim facilities in a leased NUH ward, we moved to our present premises on the 5th and 6th floors of MD11 in 1998.