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By investing in research and fostering a passionate environment devoted to innovation, we’re able to discover and create products that address patients’ most pressing health needs. Our portfolio of leading medicines, together with deep expertise across key areas of health and a robust pipeline of promising compounds, helps us make a difference for patients around the world.

Partnerships Play a Key Role

We also know that some of the most important medical breakthroughs often result from collaborative R&D agreements and from partnerships. To find potential new therapies for patients we look both inside and outside AbbVie for promising discoveries. We partner and collaborate with peer companies, universities, non-governmental organisations, as well as other relevant groups, to help find solutions for patients around the globe—because we recognise there are times when we can accomplish more together than alone.



In early 2017, AbbVie announced a research partnership with Genomics Medicine Ireland (GMI) and WuXi NextCODE to undertake a landmark population genomics alliance in Ireland.

The 15-year project aims to sequence the genomes of 45,000 participants to identify novel targets and advance the clinical development of better treatments for a range of serious diseases. The collaboration will focus on key AbbVie therapeutic areas including oncology, neuroscience and immunology that affect hundreds of thousands of people in Ireland and hundreds of millions worldwide.



AbbVie is committed to research in Ireland. In 2015, a joint investment of €10 million by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation through Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) in a partnership with AbbVie was announced involving two new therapeutic research partnerships in Ireland.

The collaborations, which will each investigate disease markers and potential targets against which new drugs could be developed, involve serious illnesses such as Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and multiple sclerosis. Researchers at the SFI APC Microbiome Institute in University College Cork (UCC) and at the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute in Trinity College Dublin are involved.

Our Passion Helps Patients

Innovation is the cornerstone of AbbVie’s business as a global biopharmaceutical company. Our focus is on developing medicines that can offer strong clinical performance and provide measurable patient benefit —particularly in areas where there is significant need—such as virology, neuroscience, immunology, oncology and general medicine.

AbbVie’s approach to scientific innovation builds on an impressive track record of developing breakthrough science. Our scientists discovered and developed two of the first medications to treat HIV infection, helping to change the outlook for many patients impacted by this disease. Our work in immunology has benefited patients with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, Crohn’s disease and other chronic, autoimmune conditions. We continue to advance scientific research across many disease areas.



Our core therapeutic areas include Hepatitis C (HCV), neuroscience, immunology, oncology, renal disease and women’s health.

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We’re committed to advancing promising compounds and research to deliver essential therapies to patients.

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Our efforts are focused on areas where we believe we can have an even greater impact on the disease and how it is managed.

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