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Vision, Mission, and Values

Our Vision

Harnessing a revolution in biology for human health®.

Our Mission

Build a top-tier, global, independent biopharmaceutical company founded on RNAi.

Our Core Values

Commitment to People, Fiercely Innovative, Purposeful Urgency, Open Culture, and Passion for Excellence.

The Alnylam Story—From Possibilities to Patients™

From Possibility to Patients: The Eureka Moment

The Eureka Moment

In truly groundbreaking research, there is often a moment of clarity, a moment when it becomes clear that a discovery has the potential to transform science and medicine as we know it. This is the eureka moment upon which Alnylam was built.

From Possibility to Patients: The Scientific Odyssey—The RNAi Boom


There was a time when interest in RNAi boomed. Everyone wanted a piece of it. Excitement for this promising new approach for treating disease drew in multiple pharmaceutical players, millions of dollars, and ambition to be the first to unlock the power of this new discovery.

From Possibility to Patients: The Scientific Odyssey—The Dark Ages

The Dark Ages

Alnylam faced many challenges in its early history. The dissolution of major partnerships led to turmoil and a loss of faith in the technology outside the walls of Alnylam. Within the company, there remained unwavering belief, continued focus, enthusiasm, and drive to make RNAi therapeutics a reality.

From Possibility to Patients: The Scientific Odyssey—The Slope of Enlightenment

The Slope of Enlightenment

After overcoming seemingly insurmountable challenges, Alnylam has built a robust Research & Development engine and a deep pipeline of investigational RNAi therapeutics with the potential to address a broad spectrum of diseases. Today, Alnylam is dedicated to proving that innovative science, perseverance, and passion can come together to improve the lives of patients.


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