Long known in Singapore for its nutritional products, Abbott is also building a nutrition manufacturing plant in Singapore, its largest nutritional investment ever. In addition, Abbott has expanded its presence in the country over the last few years with the launch of several key products, including HUMIRA(R) and the XIENCE V(TM) drug-eluting stent. Singapore is also home to regional headquarters offices for several Abbott businesses including nutrition, pharmaceuticals and diagnostics.
The Singapore laboratory is Abbott's latest global investment in facilities and resources to advance its pipeline. These initiatives include the Formulation Development Center that opened in Abbott Park, Ill., USA, in June 2008 and expansions at Abbott's drug delivery operations, SOLIQS, announced in Ludwigshafen, Germany in October 2008.
Scientific Innovation at Abbott
Abbott was founded on the idea that using new technologies and treatment approaches could dramatically improve the quality of care for patients. Today, Abbott's 7,000 scientists around the world are focused on using breakthrough science to develop effective treatments and solve unmet medical needs. Abbott's global pharmaceutical research and development organization is focused on the discovery and development of novel molecular targets and new drug candidates in the areas of immunology, oncology, virology, central nervous system/pain and dyslipidemia.
Abbott is a global, broad-based health care company devoted to the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of pharmaceuticals and medical products, including nutritionals, devices and diagnostics. The company employs more than 68,000 people and markets its products in more than 130 countries.
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