- Collaborations will focus on key therapeutic areas, including oncology and immunology
NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Jan. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced four new collaborations and investments with leading healthcare innovators to advance early-stage research in key therapeutic areas such as oncology and immunology. AbbVie is committed to investing in and developing transformational science and technologies to advance the next-generation of therapies across its robust pipeline in key therapeutic areas. With more than 50 compounds in clinical development, AbbVie's pipeline spans significant areas of medical need including oncology, immunology, neuroscience and virology.
"We can develop tomorrow's most important therapies by investing in today's leading technologies and scientific achievements," said Michael Severino, M.D., executive vice president, research and development and chief scientific officer, AbbVie. "Combining the strengths of AbbVie's discovery and development expertise and novel research from external partners will accelerate the pace of innovation into new medicines for the next-generation of medical treatment."