Award coincides with the opening of Recursion’s expansive new R&D facility
SALT LAKE CITY, November 5, 2018 — Recursion, a biotechnology company that combines artificial intelligence (AI), experimental biology, and automation to discover and develop drugs at scale, has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces award by The Salt Lake Tribune. The honor coincides with the official opening of Recursion’s expansive new research and development (R&D) facility in downtown Salt Lake City, which features a 70-foot climbing wall, chef-prepared lunches, and generous healthcare coverage.
“It’s an honor to receive the award and to cut the ribbon on our new facility on the same day,” said Chris Gibson, Ph.D., co-founder and CEO of Recursion. “We put a lot of effort into creating a positive, healthy, and creative environment for our team, but I think this award really reflects the sense of purpose and fulfilment that we all get unlocking biology to discover meaningful new therapies for patients in need.”
Founded in 2013, Recursion uses a combination of experimental biology, automation, and artificial intelligence/machine learning to test thousands of new hypotheses every day. Having outgrown its first two facilities in Research Park, the team has now graduated to a new location at The Gateway in downtown Salt Lake City. At more than 100,000 square feet, the new headquarters will allow the company to triple its experimental capacity as it accelerates towards its goal of discovering 100 new drugs by 2025.
“The leadership team at Recursion sets an important example, supporting their employees personally and practically, through top-tier facilities, benefits, and perks,” said Pam Jacobson, director of HTS Cell Culture Core at Recursion. “That in itself is great, but what I love most is that our mission attracts exceptionally talented people from tech, biotech, and pharma. Everyone I work with here is passionate and inspired, allowing us to forge entirely new paths to life-improving medical discoveries.”
“With a foot in both tech and biotech, Recursion needs to invest in talented people and state-of-the-art equipment and facilities,” said Zavain Dar, principal at Lux Capital and a member of Recursion’s board. “The Top Workplaces award is a byproduct of that investment and the company’s commitment to helping its people thrive by providing excellent facilities and benefits.”
Recursion Pharmaceuticals is an emerging biotechnology company based in Salt Lake City. Recursion combines experimental biology and bioinformatics with artificial intelligence in a massively parallel system to quickly and efficiently identify treatments for any disease which can be modeled at the cellular level. From its initial and continued focus on drug repurposing to treat rare diseases, Recursion has broadened its platform to probe rich data from high-throughput automated screens for a number of indications, including aging, inflammation, infectious disease, oncology, and diagnostics. Recursion’s ultimate vision is to leverage technology to build a robust and reliable map of human cellular biology, which would enable a radical shift in the pace and scale at which new treatments could benefit patients. Learn more at www.recursionpharma.com, or connect on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.