North Chicago, IL, USA Contract Manufacturing Capabilities

AbbVie’s North Chicago facility is situated just minutes away from our Lake County headquarters, approximately 40 miles north of Chicago. This location is where our company’s pioneering history in pharmaceutical development began and is home to our microbial fermentation and synthetic API capabilities.



The North Chicago site manufactures active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) through both microbial fermentation as well as chemical synthesis routes. A new state of the art quality control lab is also on-site that serves as the primary release testing site for the region and AbbVie’s global stability labs are also nearby. North Chicago has been successfully audited by regulators worldwide.

Where it all started

Just minutes away from our Lake County headquarters and 40 miles north of Chicago, is where AbbVie began. This facility manufactures many of our active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and offers pilot- to full-scale production capabilities.

AbbVie’s North Chicago, IL, USA cGMP manufacturing expertise:


Experience and expertise

Customers benefit from our 60+ years of fermentation and regulatory expertise. Inspection and clearances include FDA regulatory accreditation as well as the National Health Surveillance Agency Brazil (ANVISA), Japan, and Germany.

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