Innovation at Abbott isn’t a catchphrase – it’s a way of life. We foster an environment for our scientists that not only promotes innovation, but protects it. Fiercely. Those who dedicate themselves to solving some of healthcare’s biggest problems have the freedom and incentives to continue inventing and creating throughout their careers. Great ideas come from all over the world. We established new research and development facilities in Brazil and China this year, adding to our more than 40 existing sites across 20 countries. In China, we spent $50 million to launch the facility in Shanghai that will be central for development of breakthrough diagnostics and nutrition products. Our investment in innovation landed us on the Clarivate (formerly part of Thomson Reuters) 2016 Top 100 Global Innovators list. 'Abbott fosters innovation with a dedicated science track that allows scientists to rigorously explore ideas and insights,' said Rachael Buck, PhD, Associate Research Fellow at Abbott. 'It's an ideal innovation track to translate ideas and ultimately deliver the best products to the market place.'