Internationally renowned R&D centers

With an open innovation model in mind, we have placed our three R&D centres at the heart of three internationally reputed scientific hubs: Paris-Saclay in France, Oxford in the United Kingdom and Cambridge in the United States, as well as sustaining contact with other leading academic research, medical and technology centres throughout the world .

We make sure we access the best information and opportunities provided through external networks; the partnerships that we develop through the surrounding scientific ecosystems contribute strongly to our R&D success.

The Ipsen R&D centre, Ipsen Bioinnovation, in Abingdon, close to Oxford in the UK, has been designed to encourage innovation and foster collaboration. It is home to Ipsen’s technological platform for toxins. Beyond experimental science, the new building co-locates the major R&D activities of clinical development, scientific affairs, regulatory affairs, pharmacovigilance, project management and publication.

Ipsen Bioinnovation is a pioneering research and development organization with unique experience in recombinant botulinum toxin technology. Researchers and scientists in the United Kingdom are working to expand their understanding of botulinum neurotoxins and discover and develop entirely new molecular compounds that are designed to treat disease and improve quality of life for patients.

The botulinum toxin platform has very broad therapeutic potential in many areas: neuroscience as well as oncology, endocrinology and regenerative medicine.

Ipsen Bioinnovation continues to be a leading innovator and has secured more than 200 patents and pending patents. Working together with some of the most prestigious institutions, hospitals and scientists in the world, Ipsen Bioinnovation is committed to establishing partnerships and collaborations that will drive research forward and provide solutions to address unmet medical needs. As part of the Ipsen Group, Ipsen Bioinnovation is able to discover new therapeutic candidates and also provide the pharmacological, preclinical and clinical assessment of these newly discovered compounds which will eventually bring them to patients who need them the most.


With our unparalleled toxins capability, Ipsen Bioinnovation is dedicated to building a full toxin portfolio and is focused on developing new formulations that will better address patients’ needs and expand the spectrum of clinical applications.

John Chaddock, PhD

VP, Neurology-Site Head




International R&D Centers



investment in R&D in 2017