R&D
locations

Vertex research and development (R&D) sites are where our scientific discoveries happen. From Boston to San Diego to Oxford, learn more about where we work. 

Female scientist at fume hood with city backdrop

Vertex research and development (R&D) sites are where our scientific discoveries happen. From Boston to San Diego to Oxford, learn more about where we work. 

Headquarters building on Boston Seaport

Boston area

Fan Pier 

At Fan Pier, our global headquarters, 25% of our facilities are dedicated to lab space where we house 11 different labs and 15 scientific instruments and technologies that are unique to this site. 

Learn more about our global headquarters.


Cell and Genetic Therapies Research and Manufacturing Sites

Boston and Cambridge in Mass. and Providence, R.I.

  • We currently have R&D space in the Boston area dedicated to cell and genetic therapies at Fan Pier and in Cambridge, Mass. and Providence, R.I.  

  • We have established the Jeffrey Leiden Center for Cell and Genetic Therapies, a new state-of-the-art research and clinical manufacturing site at Innovation Square to bring together our industry leading portfolio of cell and genetic therapy technologies and teams. 

  • Learn more about our cell and genetic therapies work


Vertex Manufacturing Center (VMC) 

Boston is home to the VMC, a 31,150 square foot facility where research compounds are scaled up and medicines are made using the first FDA-approved continuous manufacturing technology. 

 

Oxford, U.K.

  • Nearly half of the site is dedicated to 15 different types of labs that focus on high-throughput screening, medicinal chemistry, stem cell differentiation and in vivo pharmacology.

  • Oxford was the first of our sites to establish a green chemistry strategy, which enhances the sustainability of our chemistry lab practices across all our sites. 

Oxford UK research and development site

 

 

Providence, Rhode Island research and manufacturing facility exterior entrance

Providence, R.I.

  • Our R&D site in Providence, which joined Vertex in 2019, is a 15,000 square foot (and growing) facility that is a key partner for our type 1 diabetes program.

  • Ninety percent of our employees at this site are dedicated to research, quality and chemistry, manufacturing and controls (CMC). At the intersection of biology, technology and engineering, our team has expertise in device design, tissue engineering, biomechanics, bioenergetics, process development and more.

 

 

San Diego

  • All of our cystic fibrosis medicines were discovered at this site and it continues to be home for our ongoing cystic fibrosis research program. 

  • Scientists in San Diego record and maintain our global compound library, where more than 2 million vials of medicinal compounds are stored for use in research activities around the world. 

  • Take a virtual tour of our labs.

Vertex's San Diego research facility