Frequently Asked Questions

Who is AbbVie?

Our mission is to use our expertise, dedicated team and sophisticated approach to pharmaceuticals to develop and market advanced therapies for the world's most complex and serious diseases.

AbbVie is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company that formed in 2013 following separation from Abbott Laboratories. We employ approximately 25,000 people worldwide and markets medicines in more than 170 countries.

To stay up to date on our team, profiles and commitments, visit, follow @abbvie on Twitter or view careers on our Facebook or LinkedIn page.

Who is AbbVie Contract Manufacturing?

AbbVie Contract Manufacturing is an embedded CMO that helps companies manufacture, develop, and scale their drug products. Drawing on 30 years of experience and an industry reputation for reliability, we use our global, state-of-the-art facilities to deliver excellence in contract manufacturing.

Why should I use a contract manufacturer?

Contract manufacturing lets you access specialized facilities and equipment that you otherwise wouldn’t be able to access. If you’re looking to scale up production or need state-of-the-art processes, a contract manufacturing partner is a great way to ensure quality without your own plants.

Beyond that, a highly qualified partner has specific pharmaceutical expertise acquired through years of developing, manufacturing and scaling a variety of drugs. That experience can help you avoid or quickly solve challenges that would otherwise increase costs and affect time to market.


How do I choose a contract manufacturing partner?

Reliability is absolutely critical in contract manufacturing. When you turn over the manufacturing of your drug, you need to be sure that it lands in trusted hands.

A highly regarded partner with expertise in your project area is key, as that expertise will allow them to help you accelerate and improve production without major setbacks. A trusted partner can also help you navigate regulatory considerations all over the world.

What type of contract manufacturing does AbbVie perform?

AbbVie has a strong heritage and position in biologics, high potency drugs, drug product development,  hot melt extrusion, prefilled syringes, fermentation and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).

We can help you with both pharmaceutical development and manufacturing, and combine state-of-the-art facilities with one of the industry’s most trusted reputations for reliability.

What types of drug product manufacturing does AbbVie offer?

AbbVie can help with a full range of drug product manufacturing through our global manufacturing network. This includes formulation, finishing and packaging capabilities such as massing, compression, coating, printing, encapsulation and blistering.

Visit our drug product page for more information.

What types of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) does AbbVie sell?

AbbVie offers a wide range of compendia-grade active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). Bulk APIs range from fine chemicals to antibiotics, including topical analgesics, lincosamid and marcolid antibiotics. A number of our products are available in both USA and EP monographs.

How can I receive information about contract manufacturing or active pharmaceutical ingredients?

For information about any of our services or products, contact us. We’ll have our team get back to you within two business days.

You can also contact our Customer Service at 1-847-938-8524; toll free within the USA at 1-800-240-1043 or via email at