About AbbVie

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About AbbVie

We’re a company that takes on the toughest health challenges. But we do more than treat diseases—we aim to make a remarkable impact on people’s lives. We are AbbVie, a highly focused research-driven biopharmaceutical company.


What We Do

Our ~29,000 employees are scientists, researchers, communicators, manufacturing specialists and regulatory experts located around the globe. We come up with cost-effective new approaches to addressing today’s health issues—from life-threatening illness to chronic conditions.

We target specific difficult-to-cure diseases where we can leverage our core R&D expertise to advance science. We’re constantly working to create solutions that go beyond treating the illness to have a positive impact on patients’ lives, on societies—and on science itself.

We remember that, as healthcare grows ever more complex, the onus is on us to ensure our medicines understood by those that use them. We add value and get the best outcomes through the education, services and support we provide beyond our medicines. In the UK, we are supporting care closer to home and patient self-management through practical programmes that are fully attuned to NHS England policy.


Patients: Making an impact on more lives

To understand the patient journey, we collaborate with peers, academics, clinical experts, front-line NHS professionals, governments and advocacy groups. This fuels us to develop and deliver new sustainable healthcare solutions that truly make a difference to patient outcomes and experience.

Science: Finding better solutions to the world's toughest challenges

Research and innovation are the cornerstones of our business. We advance leading-edge science through a dynamic and collaborative approach. This enables us to find better approaches for treating the world’s most challenging diseases. We focus on discovering, developing and delivering drugs in therapeutic areas where we have proven expertise—and can make an impact. This includes:

 Partnerships: Working together to make a difference

Our partners share our commitment to solving the world’s greatest health needs. That’s why we collaborate with peers, universities, clinical experts, governments and advocacy groups to seek new solutions for patients in the UK. By working together, we combine the best efforts, thinking and resources to find better ways to support patients.

Responsibility: Passionate about our work, responsible in our actions

At AbbVie, it’s both what we do and how we do it that matter. We go beyond medicine, using our resources to improve health care and communities. We’re committed to:

Culture: Fostering innovation and discovery

We are a diverse, inclusive organization with people who reflect the thousands of communities we serve around the world. For all of us, working at AbbVie is more than a job. It’s a purpose that leads to better lives for other people, across the world. When the stakes are as high as a patient’s well-being, the best ideas must rise to the top, no matter where they begin.

“Our 125-year legacy provides AbbVie a set of deeply held values. These guide our way, driving how we treat our patients and each other and how we design our strategies and operate our business. And they keep us focused on what matters most—our patients and our people.”

– Richard A. Gonzalez, Chairman & CEO

Our History  

AbbVie may have been founded in 2013, but our roots run deep. In 2013, we became a separate company from Abbott, though we share a common legacy and strong prospects for future success.

Our name represents our connection to the past and the future. When we became our own company, AbbVie formed a new kind of enterprise—a biopharmaceutical company. We blend the stability, global scale, resources and commercial capabilities of a pharmaceutical company with the focus and culture of a biotech.

Today, our ~29,000 employees around the world focus on delivering transformational medicines and therapies that offer significant patient benefits.