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Research and discovery efforts battling COVID-19 and beyond

With extensive expertise in virology, small molecule and antibody therapeutics,
AbbVie scientists bring decades of experience to the fight. 

"The world has never seen a crisis of this magnitude and people are depending on science to answer the call. AbbVie’s scientists understand the stakes and are using our decades of expertise to help." 
Tom Hudson, M.D., senior vice president, R&D, chief scientific officer, AbbVie

Leveraging our expertise

AbbVie’s scientific expertise has been a significant asset to our efforts in helping fight COVID-19. Our R&D team has reviewed our compounds, existing medicines and pipeline assets to evaluate their efficacy as potential treatments while simultaneously building and accelerating discovery efforts.

And we’re working with global health authorities, government health officials, universities and other biopharmaceutical companies to help address the medical impacts of the pandemic.

CARE Consortium

Along with industry partners, AbbVie has joined the Innovative Medicines Initiative’s Corona Accelerated R&D in Europe (CARE) consortium to support research and discovery of targeted medicines against COVID-19. Through our internal research and collaborations with external institutions and academia, we are focused on developing broadly neutralizing anti-COVID-19 antibodies and small molecule antivirals, which we will bring into clinical trials as quickly as possible. Learn more.

COVID R&D Alliance

AbbVie is proud to be part of the COVID R&D Alliance, joining forces with others in the industry to help in the fight against COVID-19. Together we are working to identify, study, and accelerate the most promising therapeutic drug candidates.

Harvard University partnership

AbbVie and Harvard University launched a $30 million research alliance to study and develop novel therapies against emergent viral infections. The specific focus of the collaboration is on infections caused by coronaviruses and by viruses that lead to hemorrhagic fever. Together, AbbVie and Harvard Medical School aim to rapidly integrate fundamental biology into the preclinical and clinical development of new therapies for viral diseases that address a variety of therapeutic modalities. Learn more.

Scripps Research collaboration

AbbVie and Scripps Research have announced a global collaboration to develop novel, direct-acting antiviral treatments for COVID-19. Together, we are committed to bringing differentiated, next-generation oral antiviral treatments to patients and ensuring broad access to address diverse treatment needs worldwide. Learn more.

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