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Sep 23, 2013

Ablynx And AbbVie Sign Global License Agreement For anti-IL-6R Nanobody, ALX-0061, To Treat Inflammatory Diseases

GHENT, Belgium and NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ablynx [Euronext Brussels: ABLX] and AbbVie [NYSE: ABBV] today announced that they have entered into a global license agreement to develop and commercialize the anti-IL-6R Nanobody, ALX-0061, to treat inflammatory diseases.  ALX-0061 is Ablynx's proprietary anti-IL-6R Nanobody that successfully completed a Phase IIa study in February 2013 reporting strong efficacy and safety data in patients with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) on a stable background of methotrexate.

Aug 19, 2013

Vote to Help Award a $21,000 AbbVie CF Scholarship to Two Inspirational Students with Cystic Fibrosis Pursuing their Goals of Higher Education

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie has selected 40 exceptional undergraduate and graduate students living with cystic fibrosis (CF) to each receive a $2,500 AbbVie CF Scholarship for the 2013-2014 school year based on their academic excellence, extracurricular activities and creativity. The AbbVie CF Scholars are now competing for two additional scholarships for a total award of $21,000 each and the title of 2013 Thriving Undergraduate or Graduate Student. From now until Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, please vote at www.AbbVieCFScholarship.com for two outstanding and inspirational scholars.

Jul 26, 2013

AbbVie Reports Second-Quarter 2013 Financial Results

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., July 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013.

Jul 08, 2013

Stacy London Launches Uncover Your Confidence™ Campaign to Empower People Living with Psoriasis

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Stacy London, style expert and co-host of TLC's "What Not to Wear," today announced her partnership with AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) on a new psoriasis campaign called Uncover Your Confidence. The campaign features educational resources and style advice for the estimated 7.5 million American men and women living with psoriasis.[1] Commonly mistaken as "just a skin condition," psoriasis is actually a chronic disease of the immune system that appears on the skin.

Jun 17, 2013

AbbVie Presents Preliminary Results from Phase I Study of Investigational Oncology Compound ABT-199/GDC-0199 in Patients with High-Risk Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) at European Hematology Association Annual Meeting

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced preliminary results from a Phase I study of ABT-199/GDC-0199, an investigational BCL-2 (B-cell lymphoma 2) selective inhibitor, in patients with high-risk relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), and in patients with relapsed/refractory non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). High-risk CLL patients are those with deletions of chromosome 17p or whose disease is refractory to fludarabine therapy. These data were presented at the 18th Congress of the European Hematology Association (EHA) in Stockholm, Sweden.

Jun 13, 2013

AbbVie Presents First Study Assessing the Role of Predefined Doses of Methotrexate When Used in Combination with HUMIRA® (adalimumab) for Rheumatoid Arthritis

MADRID, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) today announced the results from the CONCERTO trial, the first randomized, controlled trial assessing different predefined doses of methotrexate (MTX) in combination with HUMIRA® (adalimumab) for the treatment of moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA). CONCERTO shows that at week 26 of treatment, a statistically significant increasing trend was observed in the proportion of patients achieving low disease activity with an increasing dose of MTX when used with open-label HUMIRA®. Results were presented at the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) 2013 Congress in Madrid, Spain.

Jun 05, 2013

AbbVie to Participate in 34th Annual Goldman Sachs Global Healthcare Conference

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) will participate in the 34th Annual Goldman Sachs Global Healthcare Conference on Thursday, June 13, 2013.  Bill Chase, executive vice president and chief financial officer, and Scott Brun, M.D., vice president, pharmaceutical development, will take part in a question and answer session at 12:40 p.m. Central time.

Jun 03, 2013

AbbVie Presents Results from Phase I Study of Investigational Oncology Compound ABT-199 at American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced results from a Phase I study of ABT-199, an investigational BCL-2 (B-cell lymphoma 2) selective inhibitor, for the treatment of patients with relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), the most common leukemia in the United States, and relapsed/refractory non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL).  Results from the study were presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

May 30, 2013

AbbVie Announces Market Availability of New CREON® (pancrelipase) 36,000 Lipase-unit Capsules for Patients with Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced that a new, higher-dose capsule of CREON® (pancrelipase) Delayed-Release Capsules is commercially available in the United States.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved CREON in a 36,000 lipase-unit dose to treat patients with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) due to cystic fibrosis, swelling of the pancreas that lasts a long time (chronic pancreatitis), removal of some or all of the pancreas (pancreatectomy), or other conditions.  This new strength is the highest dose of pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT) currently available and approved by the FDA.

May 28, 2013

AbbVie to Participate in 2013 Jeffries Global Healthcare Conference

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) will participate in the 2013 Jeffries Global Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, June 4, 2013.  Bill Chase, executive vice president and chief financial officer, and Scott Brun, M.D., vice president, pharmaceutical development, will take part in a question and answer session at 8:00 a.m. Central time.