Creating Connectedness



Rubius Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company pioneering a new era of cellular medicines. Their proprietary RED PLATFORM™ was designed to genetically engineer and culture Red Cell Therapeutics™ that are selective, potent and ready to-use cellular therapies for the potential treatment of several diseases across multiple therapeutic areas.

As part of the its rapid growth, Rubius had reached a stage in its evolution where streamlined organizational-wide communication, along with sharing of information between employees and across departments/locations had become more challenging and fragmented. In order to maintain and cultivate the great culture already at Rubius and provide a modern, digital means for internal communication, we worked together to create the company’s first intranet. The new intranet, named “The Artery” as a result of a company-wide naming contest, serves as a direct source of company and industry news, connects employees via community chat rooms, provides easy to use company calendars, serves up daily announcements, searchable directories and org charts for finding coworkers, and much more. Built on SharePoint and Office 365, the intranet seamlessly fits into Rubius' current Microsoft technology stack and helps both simplify and enable communication within the company. The intranet also integrates seamlessly with Microsoft teams and additional 3rd party platforms at Rubius to provide employees with a unified and seamless online experience. The XDS and Rubius teams worked together over the course of about 4.5 months to conceive, design and develop the new intranet.