SCALE Music City is proud to have Allergan and Galderma as elite sponsors for 2020. Allergan is an Irish pharmaceuticals company “focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceutical, device, biologic, surgical and regenerative medicine products for patients around the world.” Allergan believes in their slogan: We are Bold for Life. This simple idea permeates all of their business decisions and stems from a desire to help clients and employees live their most productive lives.
Today, we will learn more about SCALE’s elite sponsor Allergan through a brief history of the company, an exploration of their medical areas, their products, and finally how Allergan’s dedication to research & development keeps them looking towards the future!
A Brief History of Allergan: a Global Pharmaceutical Company
Allergan has a rich history dating back to humble beginnings post World War II. While it is impossible to do the company’s legacy justice in a few words, here are a few highlights:
- Allergan is founded by Gavin S. Herbert in 1948. The origins of Allergan began with a single founder and a single product: an antihistamine nose drop meant to treat seasonal allergies.
- Allergan expands into the eye care field: shortly after developing their first product, Allergan shifted to creating and selling eye drops. Until 1970, the company focused primarily on eye care.
- Allergan purchases one of the first Botox producers: in what might be the turning point for the company, Allergan acquired a producer of Botox in the 80’s before it was being widely used for cosmetic purposes.
- The early 2000’s brings the Botox boom: Allergan experienced massive growth once the FDA approved Botox for outpatient procedures. Allergan continues to be a prominent producer of Botox to this day.
- Continued innovation in the 2000’s and into the future: not content to rest on their laurels, Allergan has continued to develop cutting edge medical products in the fields of medical aesthetics, eye care, and neuroscience.
Therapeutic Areas Covered by Allergan
With products like Botox, Coolsculpting, and filler products such as Juvederm, Allergan has expanded their presence in the medical aesthetics field. These innovations tie in closely with the mission of SCALE — to promote cutting edge solutions for both surgical and non-invasive cosmetic procedures!
Allergan continues to offer a robust family of products within the field that put them on the map: eye care. Products range from eye drops to intravitreal implants including FML, Lastacaft, Alocril, Combigan, and dozens more. The aforementioned D&D efforts are focused on providing solutions which are both affordable and effective for patients and medical professionals.
Central Nervous System
Not all of Allergan’s products are focused on external concerns. They also provide a number of CNS products including Botox, Lexapro, Namenda, and many more. Lexapro in particular has been very successful in the treatment of anxiety and depression. Central nervous system drugs and solutions are part of Allergan’s ongoing effort to diversify their medical portfolio.
Another internal medical field covered by Allergan is gastroenterology. Allergan produces both oral capsules and rectal suppositories that cover a wide range of medical complications. Gastrointestinal products include Bentyl, Carafate, Pylera, and Zenpep, just to name a few.
How Allergan Innovates with R&D
As with any drug company, the lifeblood of Allergan stems from their cutting edge research and development department. A commitment to innovation is what has allowed the company to grow from a single store location to a major medical supplier spanning several medical disciplines. Allergan also understands that the paradigm of medical advances has shifted, and they believe in staying with the times.
Allergan therefore is always searching to source cutting edge solutions from smaller labs, research efforts, and even Universities. It is Allergan’s belief that remaining vigilant for breakthroughs from smaller firms is the way forward in today’s medical climate. Of course, their own R&D efforts remain strong. This joint effort has produced some of the medical advances that have continued to grow both Allergan’s business and the medical treatment plans for certain conditions.
All of these efforts are meant to keep Allergan ahead of the curve in their four core disciplines: Eye Care, Medical Aesthetics, Central Nervous System, and Gastroenterology. SCALE is thrilled to have Allergan as an Elite sponsor for our 2020 conference in Nashville. There, our attendees can learn and explore the latest breakthroughs in cosmetics, aesthetics, and much more.
Join Allergan at SCALE 2020 in Nashville!
To learn more about cutting edge cosmetic surgical procedures, non-invasive procedures, laser tech, and much more, join us from July 22-25, 2020 for our annual Music City Scale Conference! SCALE is the premier multidisciplinary meeting for aesthetic medicine, surgery and dermatology in the United States. Join other industry professionals to discuss industry trends, emerging technologies, and much more.
What started as a small gathering amongst colleagues 14 years ago has turned into the biggest party of the year within the field of aesthetic dermatology. Join us alongside hundreds of attendees and industry vendors to find out what you’ve been missing!