Medicines and vaccines are transforming our lives. We represent the companies that make them possible.

Our mission

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) exists to make the UK the best place in the world to research, develop and use new medicines and vaccines.

The British pharmaceutical industry employs 63,000 people.1

The ABPI represents more than 120 pharmaceutical companies in the UK.

The UK is regarded as a global centre of scientific excellence.1

Who we are

We represent companies of all sizes that invest in discovering the medicines of the future.

Our members supply cutting-edge treatments that improve and save the lives of millions of people. We work in partnership with Government and the NHS to ensure patients can access new treatments faster and the NHS can plan how much it spends on medicines.

Every day, we partner with organisations in the life sciences community and beyond to transform lives across the UK.

What we do

  • Build a thriving environment for medicine discovery so the UK can be the best place in the world to research and develop new medicines and vaccines.
  • Improve access to new medicines and vaccines so everyone in the UK can get the latest treatments.
  • Enhance the reputation of the pharmaceutical industry by demonstrating the high ethical standards we set ourselves and that society expects from us.
  • Represent our members, using their insight and experience to tell the story of how they change the lives of millions of people every day.