The Vertex Story: Serial Innovation in Manufacturing

  • Sharing Vertex’s track record for serial innovation in manufacturing to create transformative medicines for people with serious diseases and high unmet medical needs
  • Highlighting Vertex’s success with small molecule continuous manufacturing in Cystic Fibrosis
  • Transforming manufacturing in cell and genetic therapies for Sickle Cell Disease, Beta Thalassemia, and Type 1 Diabetes

Morrey Atkinson
SVP & Head, Commercial Manufacturing and Supply Chain

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

As SVP and Head of Commercial Manufacturing & Supply Chain, Morrey’s current responsibilities include defining the commercial manufacturing and supply chain strategy needs, as well as, designing and building a global organization and supply network. In addition, Morrey is responsible for assuring reliable supply of Vertex’s transformative medicines.

Morrey is a trained laboratory scientist who brings more than 25 years of experience leading the development and commercial manufacturing of multiple products at organizations like Eli Lilly and Bristol Myers Squibb. An accomplished leader and builder of strong scientific, engineering, and operations teams, Morrey also has prior experience in process development for cell and gene therapies, including the development and manufacturing of one of the first gene therapy candidates for cystic fibrosis.