October 1, 2013 (Vol. 33, No. 17)

Draw on Exceptional Technical Experience and One of the Most Trusted Reputations for Reliability

AbbVie continues a legacy reflecting more than a century at the forefront of pharmaceutical development and manufacturing. For 25 years, AbbVie Contract Manufacturing has offered contract manufacturing services that today comprise biologics, potent, drug product, and fermentation, as well as selling high-quality active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).

The creation of AbbVie when it separated from Abbott streamlined the business to solely drug development. Combining the focus of a biotech with the expertise of an established pharmaceutical leader, the contract manufacturing business is agile and flexible in its service for companies outsourcing the development and manufacturing of drugs. AbbVie Contract Manufacturing handles partners’ projects with the same dedication it shows its own products, and clients also gain access to the unique capabilities of a highly experienced developer and manufacturer.

AbbVie Contract Manufacturing has a portfolio of 10 state-of-the-art facilities, offering a broad range of capabilities in North America and Europe. Customers are also reliably served by one of the industry’s leading reputations for high-quality, on-time delivery. The company takes pride in its outstanding customer service record, with experienced planning and project-management specialists dedicating specific time slots for contract manufacturing.

About the Company

AbbVie is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 following separation from Abbott. It combines the focus and passion of a leading edge biotech with the expertise and capabilities of a long-established pharmaceutical leader to develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the world’s most complex and serious diseases. AbbVie Contract Manufacturing offers outsourcers access to a scientific team with blockbuster knowledge and experience, and some of the world’s most technically advanced facilities for biologics, potent, and drug product.

Markets Served

AbbVie Contract Manufacturing offers capabilities in biologics, potent, drug product, fermentation, and APIs. It serves companies seeking to outsource in these areas, as well as businesses looking to buy APIs.

Outsourcing customers typically encompass large and mid-size biotech companies, large and mid-size small molecule pharmaceutical companies, and developers specifically needing cytotoxic capabilities.


AbbVie Contract Manufacturing transcends the typical model of a CMO. Its 10 facilities on two continents offer advanced technologies with convenience for a global client base.

Biologics: AbbVie Contract Manufacturing offers biologics capabilities and some of the world’s most advanced biopharmaceutical production facilities. The company is currently at the forefront of the biopharmaceuticals space with both its own products and others produced for customers. As a leading biopharmaceutical developer and manufacturer, AbbVie’s scientific team offers expertise in process optimization, analytical characterization, and cGMP manufacturing—supporting the full development and commercialization of biopharmaceuticals.

With bioresearch centers on both coasts of the United States and commercial production centers in Worcester, Massachusetts, and Puerto Rico, its capability to meet the needs of the major biologics centers in North America are strong.

Potent Capabilities: AbbVie Contract Manufacturing offers a full range of potent capabilities for drug product and active pharmaceutical ingredients (HPAPIs), covering development phases to commercial production. This includes potent-capable facilities in North America and Europe, and the ability to support products from small-scale clinical trial supply to commercial manufacturing.

Laboratories are equipped with some of the latest design technology for chemical and microbiological testing, and AbbVie is approved for the highest industry classifications of potency requiring no open handling.

Drug Product: AbbVie Contract Manufacturing offers a full range of drug product manufacturing from a global network of proven facilities. Customers’ needs are met from development to commercial phases, with services supporting material procurement, process optimization, formulation, testing and stability. AbbVie’s level of expertise and experience accelerates the development process all the way through to commercialization.

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients: AbbVie manufactures a wide range of compendia-grade active pharmaceutical ingredients and a variety of packaging sizes to meet the needs of companies seeking to buy this material.

AbbVie Contract Manufacturing

1401 Sheridan Road
North Chicago, IL 60064

Phone: 847.938.8524

Website: www.abbviecontractmfg.com

Date Founded: January 1, 2013

Number of Employees: 21,000

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