About the ABPI

The ABPI represents innovative resea​rch-based biopharmaceutical companies, large, medium and small, leading an exciting new era of biosciences in the UK.

Our industry, a major contributor to the economy of the UK, brings life-saving and life-enhancing medicines to patients. We represent companies who supply more than 80 per cent of all branded medicines used by the NHS and who are researching and developing the majority of the current medicines pipeline, ensuring that the UK remains at the forefront of helping patients prevent and overcome disease.

Globally our industry is researching and developing more than 7,000 new medicines.

The ABPI is recognised by government as the industry body negotiating on behalf of the branded pharmaceutical industry for statutory consultation requirements including the pricing scheme for medicines in the UK.​​​​​​​


IFPMA represents research-based pharmaceutical companies and associations across the globe. The research-based pharmaceutical industry's 2 million employees research, develop and provide medicines and vaccines that improve the life of patients worldwide. Based in Geneva, IFPMA has official relations with the United Nations and contributes industry expertise to help the global health community find solutions that improve global health.


[i] The IFPMA report provides the most up-to-date record of active research and development (R&D) projects for the following NTDs: American trypanosomiasis (Chagas disease), Chikungunya, dengue, Human African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness), leishmaniasis, lymphatic filariasis, mycetoma, onchocerciasis (river blindness), rabies, schistosomiasis, and trachoma.

[ii] The G-FINDER 2016 finds that “Industry investment in neglected disease R&D in 2015 was the highest ever recorded in the G-FINDER survey”. The pharmaceutical industry contributed USD 471 million to global R&D efforts, and is the only sector (compared to public and philanthropic sectors) to have recorded year-on-year growth for the last four years. This latest report covers 39 diseases (full list of neglected diseases on page 11).

[iii] NTD Summit, 19-22 avril 2017, Genève.

[iv] For more information about these programs, and to learn of many other initiatives, please visit the IFPMA Health Partnerships Directory (http://partnerships.ifpma.org/pages/​), the most comprehensive international database for health development programs involving the R&D biopharmaceutical industry. Each partnership profile offer​s valuable insights into why a specific program was developed, and the ways in which it is helping to make a difference to communities around the world.​