Array BioPharma has three locations including two in Colorado and one in North Carolina. In Colorado, the Company operates facilities in Longmont and the corporate headquarters in Boulder, and in North Carolina the company has a facility in Morrisville. Array is a biopharmaceutical company with close to 200 employees focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of orally active drugs to address significant unmet medical needs. Our proprietary drug development pipeline is primarily focused on the treatment of cancer and includes clinical candidates that are designed to regulate therapeutically important targets. In addition, leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies collaborate with Array to discover and develop drug candidates across a broad range of therapeutic areas. Array's most important competitive advantage is our state-of-the-art drug discovery and development capability that is housed in an entrepreneurial biotech environment, allowing for rapid decision making, quick initiation of high value programs based on the latest scientific information and a company-wide product-driven culture.
We have a broad drug discovery platform with all the necessary capabilities to efficiently invent new chemical compounds. We continue to add to our knowledge breadth, refine our processes, and hire key scientists that enhance our current capabilities. Our translational medicine team designs and runs mechanistic studies in cell biology and pharmacology to provide insight into clinical development strategy, product differentiation, and biomarker support for clinical development. Today, we are recognized as having one of the premier small molecule drug discovery capabilities in the biotech industry in our comprehensiveness, scale and expertise.
Process Research, Development, Formulation and Manufacturing
We have built and continue to enhance our process research and development and cGMP manufacturing to accommodate the productivity of our research platform and support of the clinical development plans. In parallel, we are growing and improving our abilities to manage the work of contract manufacturing organizations which we retain to perform certain of these functions.
Our current key capabilities within clinical development include clinical science, clinical operations, clinical pharmacology, safety monitoring, biostatistics, programming and data management, regulatory strategy and program management. This group leads the development and implementation of our clinical and regulatory strategies. The clinical group designs, directs and implements all clinical operations, including identifying and selecting clinical investigators, recruiting study subjects to participate in our clinical trials, biostatistics, data management, drug safety evaluation and adverse event reporting. The clinical group also is responsible for ensuring that our development programs are conducted in compliance with applicable regulatory requirements. The group also works closely with the cross functional project and clinical teams to facilitate the appropriate and efficient development of our diverse product pipeline.
We believe that our information technology capabilities provide a competitive advantage. We understand the importance of this capability to maintain competitiveness in our information-rich environment and to increasing our productivity by capturing, organizing and providing appropriate information to improve decision making. We accomplished our primary goal of creating a paperless research environment, which we believe has empowered our scientists to improve real time decision-making “at the bench top.” Our goal is to develop a complementary capability in preclinical, clinical development and regulatory affairs to provide a similar competitive advantage as our research information technology platform provides. We are deploying a state-of-the-art company-wide information system that organizes and provides access to real-time information, and is customizable to individual needs.
Work Life/Family Life
We also recognize that employees need to balance their work life with family life. We encourage employees to take advantage of the lifestyles that Colorado and North Carolina have to offer. Array has a number of recreational teams and company functions throughout the year where employees and their families can enjoy each others’ company away from the work environment.
Array teams also compete in a number of different recreational sports leagues and events. Array employees participate in softball, soccer, volleyball and kickball leagues through the Parks and Recreation Departments in Boulder and Longmont, and also in local running events like the 10K Bolder Boulder race. Array’s Recreation Committee also organizes company events and outings, which have included a Ski Day, a Chili Cook-Off and a Bike to Work Day breakfast.