“Take what you find here, and make it better and better.”
That’s what Eli Lilly told his son when he joined the family business. He took these words to heart, and the company has live by them ever since. From its founding in 1876, Lilly has always demanded the best in science. And we continue to do so today – both in our own research and in our support for science education. Advancing the desire to know how things work – and why sometimes they don’t – is the surest way of making what we find here better.