Ipsen in UK

Ipsen was first established as a UK business in 1981. In the UK Ipsen has a strong presence in research and development, manufacturing and commercial operations. Ipsen has sites in Berkshire, Oxfordshire and North East Wales. These sites span research and development, manufacturing and commercial activities.


The Ipsen R&D centre (Ipsen Bioinnovation) in Abingdon , close to Oxford, 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 work 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 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 not only to discover new therapeutic candidates, but also to provide the pharmacological, preclinical and clinical assessment of these newly discovered compounds and eventually bring them to the patients who need them the most.

With our unparalleled toxins capability, Ipsen Bioinnovation is dedicated to building a full toxin portfolio and 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

Ipsen Limited, Registered in England and Wales under number 6751069
Registered office at 190 Bath Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 3XE, UK.
VAT number GB 417 22 9950.

Date of preparation January 2018 / ALL-UK-000455