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March 2, 2023
All creators, be they scientists, artists or inventors aspire to develop something that will be regarded as an "innovation," but to be regarded as being "innovative" speaks to the ability of a creator to deliver innovations over a sustained period of time, continually making new and impactful advances.
At Alnylam, we've been fortunate to introduce a true innovation to the field of medicine in RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutics, which are an entirely new class of medicines that silences the genes that cause or contribute to disease. Not one to rest on our laurels though, we've continued to push the boundaries of our technology developing multiple novel treatments and expanding the science of RNAi to target new tissues and diseases. In doing so, we've earned a reputation as being an innovative company for our science, the way we conduct business and our vibrant culture, which emphasizes bold innovation and sharing of ideas.
In September of last year, Alnylam was named the #1 Best Workplace for Innovators by Fast Company (our second year in a row on the list) and we're thrilled to share that Fast Company has recognized us once again, this time as one of the Most Innovative Companies for 2023, and #5 in the Medicines and Therapeutics category. This marks our second time being recognized as a Most Innovative Company (previously in 2019).
This recognition by Fast Company as one of the world's Most Innovative Companies is exciting because it's our second time on this prestigious list. Alnylam's inclusion again signals to me that our work, which all of us at Alnylam believe to be critically important and potentially transformative for tens of thousands of people living with difficult to treat disease, continues to be regarded by those who focus on how companies deliver advances, as innovative and impactful for humanity. It's that impact that we truly want to be known for." - Dr. Akshay Vaishnaw, President of Alnylam
We have long believed that a focus on sustained innovation is necessary in order to recognize our vision of harnessing a revolution in biology to transform human health and for as many patients as possible to benefit from our medicines. More than just business jargon, recognition as "an innovator" matters to us because we feel that it speaks to a fundamental mindset which permeates our organization at every level, and it validates that Alnylam is a truly special place to work for current and potential employees.
One of our core values is being "Fiercely Innovative" which to us means that transformational, world-leading science and flawless business execution are at the heart of who we are. Ongoing recognition from Fast Company for our innovative spirit and leadership is much appreciated endorsement of this focus." - Kelley Boucher, Chief Human Resources Officer, Alnylam
From Fast Company:
This year’s list highlights the businesses at the forefront of their respective industries, paving the way for the innovations of tomorrow. These companies are setting the standard with some of the greatest accomplishments of the modern world. In addition to the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies, 540 organizations are recognized across 54 sectors and regions.
“What a strange and thrilling year it has been to honor this year’s Most Innovative Companies. This year’s list compiles some of the most cutting-edge groundbreakers who are changing our world every single day, from legacy organizations like McDonald’s to upstarts like MrBeast and institutions such as NASA. Everyone on this list does something completely, uniquely different, yet, they all have one thing in common: innovation,” said Fast Company editor-in-chief Brendan Vaughan.
In the Medicines and Therapeutics category, we rounded out the top 5 joining Bristol Myers Squibb, Idorsia, our partner Novartis, and Argenx. Eligible companies in this category work on "advances in treatments, vaccines, and drugs that help people live longer, healthier lives."
See the full list of 2023's Fast Company Most Innovative Companies here and we invite you to learn more about our science, our news and careers at Alnylam.
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