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People. Passion. Possibilities.®

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 ~48,000 employees are scientists, researchers, communicators, manufacturing specialists and regulatory experts located around the globe. We come up with 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.

At AbbVie, we see a future full of possibility, where health is in reach and patient lives are improved. See our employees, our science and our hope for tomorrow:

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We are AbbVie

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 employees around the world focus on delivering transformational medicines and therapies that offer significant patient benefits.

Learn more about where we’ve been and how we continue to go beyond medicine in our interactive timeline.

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Meet our leadership team

Our mission of improving lives starts at the top. Our leaders’ vision and expertise guide our teams, while their commitment to patients fuels our culture.



What AbbVie’s all about

See how AbbVie is advancing science at our locations around the world.


Our mission hasn’t wavered

We’re focused on sustainable growth and addressing the world’s pressing health challenges. We achieve that by developing a consistent stream of innovative new medicines.


Our principles

What we do isn't easy, but we persevere because what we achieve inspires hope and transforms lives—every single day.


Position and views

At AbbVie, our life’s work is to improve lives, and we pledge to do so in a transparent and sustainable way.


Our stories

Learn more about how we are tackling the toughest health challenges and the people behind them.