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Abbott Reports 16 Percent Earnings Growth in First Quarter; Confirms Double-Digit Earnings Growth Outlook for 2009
Date:4/15/2009

cer cells, enhancing the effectiveness of current cancer therapies.
  • Neuroscience
    • Abbott is conducting innovative research in neuroscience, where we have developed compounds that target receptors in the brain that help regulate mood, memory and other neurological functions to address conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia.
  • Immunology
    • Abbott's scientific experience with the anti-TNF biologic HUMIRA serves as a strong foundation for our continuing research in immunology. HUMIRA has several indications in Phase III including ulcerative colitis and pediatric Crohn's disease. Also in Phase III is ABT-874, Abbott's anti-IL 12/23 biologic for psoriasis and Crohn's disease. We are also working to advance development of our early discovery programs, including oral DMARD therapies, as well as other potential biologic targets.
    • Additionally, our proprietary DVD-ig technology represents an innovative approach that can target multiple disease-causing antigens with a single biologic agent.
  • Hepatitis C
    • Abbott's antiviral program is focused on the treatment of hepatitis C, a disease that affects more than 180 million people worldwide. Abbott's broad-based hepatitis C program includes our partnership with Enanta Pharmaceuticals to develop protease inhibitors as well as our internal polymerase inhibitor program. Abbott has three HCV compounds in clinical development.
  • Vascular Devices
    • XIENCE PRIME - Abbott's next-generation DES that capitalizes on the proven attributes of XIENCE V while improving deliverability, especially in longer lengths and complex anatomy. We expect to launch XIENCE PRIME in Europe by year-end 2009.'/>"/>

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