Construction work in the insulin-active-ingredient production area could be completed by December and operational by March 2014. Lilly anticipates that construction-worker numbers would average around 70 and peak at around 160 during the proposed project. This portion of the investment would enable Lilly to increase its annual output of insulin active ingredient--the medicine that goes into the vials and cartridges that patients use.
Once operational, approximately 175 full-time, highly skilled, specialized technicians, scientists, and engineers would be needed to manage operations in the cartridge-filling and insulin-active-ingredient manufacturing areas.
Filling insulin cartridges will be a new technology for Lilly's U.S. manufacturing operations. Lilly sites in the U.S. currently only fill insulin vials, which are used with a traditional syringe or an insulin pump. Cartridges, however, are used in insulin "pens," which are growing in popularity in the U.S.
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