Company Overview

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At Ironwood, how we do things is as important as what we do.

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals is a patient-focused, biopharmaceutical company on a mission to push the boundaries of the gastrointestinal (GI) field by advancing the treatment of GI diseases and redefining the standard of care for millions of patients.

“With our focus and a passionate leadership team with extensive GI experience and deep relationships within the GI community, we have an intimate understanding of the patient journey, and are making progress towards our mission every day.”
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We are one of the few biopharmaceutical companies that has discovered, developed, and now commercialize a blockbuster drug, LINZESS® (linaclotide).  

Our Values

Transform Patient Lives

Leverage our insights,capabilities,and expertise to see the most critical patient needs
  • Leveraging our insights, capabilities and expertise with a sense of urgency to serve the needs of GI patients
  • Advancing bold opportunities to make a difference in patients’ lives as a committed GI-innovator
  • Striving continuously to be patient-centric to meet the most critical needs of our patients

Innovate Meaningfully

Think boldly, experiment proactively, and take initiative to create new possibilities in the GI world

  • Proactively experimenting, taking initiative to create new possibilities
  • Being agile to quickly advance solutions aligned with how our customers seek to experience emerging healthcare trends
  • Fostering a ‘can do’ environment by turning challenges/setbacks into new ideas, services
  • Acting with inclusion — diverse perspectives, office/remote employees

Challenge & Collaborate

Encourage different opinions and points of views in decision-making

  • Openly encouraging diverse opinions, opposing points of views to make rapid, timely decisions
  • Cultivating relationships, networks within the GI/healthcare ecosystem to develop shared solutions
  • Engendering an atmosphere of trust and cooperation among and across teams
  • Embracing differing ways of working together
  • Relying on each other to accelerate progress, find solutions with colleagues, our biggest challengers and our loudest supporters

Own the Outcome

Honor our commitments to our patients, stakeholders and one another by upholding a performance-driven culture

  • Honoring our commitments to our patients, stakeholders and to one another, even when it is uncomfortable or hard
  • Using metrics to objectively measure progress/accountability
  • Investing in professional development at all levels to achieve our full potential
  • Committing to a performance-driven culture
  • Delivering only the highest quality outcomes, on-time

Practice Humanity

Recognize that our people are the cornerstone of Ironwood

  • Valuing that individuals and the collective and recognizing that our people are the cornerstone of Ironwood’s success
  • Placing equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of everything we do
  • Creating opportunities to have fun, maintaining work-life balance and play an active role in making our communities a better place to live and work
Ironwood has successfully completed the tender offer of VectivBio, a global clinical-stage biotechnology company
pioneering novel, transformational treatments for severe rare gastrointestinal conditions. For more information, click here