Our Science Impacts Lives

Science and innovation are the lifeblood of our company. But we’re doing more than developing medicines that perform well in the lab—we’re elevating the current standard of care to bring greater benefits to our patients.

$24 million

invested by AbbVie in Australian medical research and clinical trials in 2017

Therapeutic Focus Areas

Researching Areas of Unmet Medical Need

We’re constantly finding new ways to address patients’ most serious health issues. We concentrate our efforts on a core set of therapeutic areas—ones where we’ve proven our expertise, and where we feel we can have an even greater impact on disease and how it is managed.

Where We Research

Eight State-of-the-Art R&D Centers:

Lake County, Illinois, US
Redwood City, California, US
Sunnyvale, California, US (Pharmacyclics)
South San Francisco, California, US
Cambridge, Massachusetts, US
Worcester, Massachusetts, US
Ludwigshafen, Germany
Tokyo, Japan

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Our Products

A Portfolio of Medicines

We aim to develop innovative therapies for health conditions where there is a significant need. Our medicines are approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for use in Australia.


Devoted to New Discoveries

Our scientists are advancing a pipeline of specialty medicines with a focus on cancer, immune-mediated conditions, neurodegenerative diseases and more.

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Clinical Trials

Advancing Medical Knowledge

We have investigational compounds in development within each of our therapeutic areas. A critical component of medicinal product development is clinical research, which involves conducting clinical trials to evaluate the safety and efficacy of new therapies.

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Clinical Trials and Me

Make New Medicines Possible

Whether you or a relative are interested in participating in a trial, our Clinical Trials and Me website can help address your questions. It offers information about clinical trials and lists our current clinical trials. You’ll also learn how to prepare for one and what to expect during and after a clinical trial.

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AbbVie Discovery Series

Arthritis Evolution

In this episode we unpack the story of scientific discovery and medicine development in rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis has been known to mankind for thousands of years. And yet, in our lifetime, innovation in medicine has completely changed the care and treatment of it. Forever.