Innovation Takes All of Us

We have a highly integrated approach to developing and sustaining our partnerships. We work with you as one connected unit to fuel scientific progress. Collaborations are critical to our own success and the success of the industry.


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Our approach: Creating partnerships that make a difference

At AbbVie, we partner to achieve two important outcomes: to deliver innovative medicines and to make a remarkable impact on people’s lives.

We start with a highly integrated approach to developing and sustaining our partnerships. We work as one connected unit with a commitment to establishing collaborations across the development continuum that will ultimately benefit patients and fuel scientific progress.

Our goal is to create long-term mutually beneficial relationships. With a shared vision as our foundation, we align our collective capabilities in service of a joint mission to bring innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow.

From start to finish, we ensure that everyone from working teams through senior leadership is aware of and invested in nurturing the assets we develop together. We manage for success—from early identification and mitigation of risks to shared accountability and reward for successful outcomes.

How we work together

Search and Evaluation
We focus on identifying and evaluating new opportunities that complement and enhance  our existing internal innovation strategies. S&E works in close partnership with our R&D  and commercial teams, BD&A and Ventures  to thoughtfully address each opportunity.

Business Development and Acquisitions
We evaluate a variety of partnership structures to meet the needs of both parties. BD&A works closely with S&E,  and our commercial and R&D organizations  to evaluate new opportunities.

Global Alliances
Highly successful partnerships result from an ongoing commitment to realize a shared vision. At AbbVie, we have a dedicated team that is involved in all aspects of the partnership from contracting through commercialization.

AbbVie Ventures
We strategically invest in transformational scientific opportunities to augment our core R&D interests and gain access to next-generation science and proven scientific leaders. Our expertise in drug development and commercialization can be a valuable resource to even the earliest stage companies.

The partnerships team

Our team is ready to meet with you to share our capabilities and discuss your business opportunities. We are always looking for innovation and new partnership opportunities that align with our focus areas. With offices in the Northern California, Chicago and Boston areas, as well as other locations around the world, we look forward to hearing from you.

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Areas of interest

Our core R&D areas of interest include immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care and aesthetics complemented by additional focus areas such as virology and cystic fibrosis. We discover and develop new drugs in therapeutic areas that we believe will make the most significant impact on the disease and its management.

Our key focus areas