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Blueprint Medicines


Establishing the systems and structure required to support rapid growth

Blueprint Medicines, a precision therapy company, is advancing a deep pipeline of targeted therapies focused on genomically defined cancers, rare diseases and cancer immunotherapy. As Blueprint Medicines moves towards commercialization and global expansion, they needed to ensure that their IT function was set up to support this business growth. We’ve helped their IT team prepare by clarifying their vision, structures and priorities.


Key successes

  • schedule

    developing an IT roadmap to establish the business applications required to drive growth

  • list

    providing recommendations for the structure and capabilities of the future IT organization

  • complex technology

    enabling the IT team to focus on priorities by aligning external support services

Transforming the treatment of rare diseases

Blueprint Medicines is advancing a pipeline of targeted therapies focused on genomically defined cancers, rare diseases and cancer immunotherapy. By designing highly selective medicines and matching them with patients most likely to respond to treatment, the company aims to increase efficiency during clinical development and deliver truly transformational therapies to patients.

With two lead drug candidates in registration-enabling clinical trials and multiple discovery-stage programs in the pipeline, the company was seeing significant organizational growth as it started to stand up a commercial organization and support a global workforce.

Ensuring IT systems can support ambitious growth

Our mission is to rapidly and unequivocally change the face of medicine. To support our ambitious growth plans, we needed to ensure our IT systems and capabilities could support our accelerated growth. PA provided the clarity we needed. They brought together diverse teams of experts to help us develop a clear roadmap for the future and equipped us with the tools and insight needed to continue to drive change across our IT organization.

Tat Chu, Vice President, Information Systems, Blueprint Medicines

Blueprint Medicines asked us for our help to make sure that they understood the type of IT organization they needed to have to add the most value to the growing business. In particular, where they should focus their resources and grow their own team, how to use strategic sourcing to enable prioritization, and which IT systems and capabilities were required to support the changing business.

Our experts in IT Transformation worked closely with Blueprint Medicines’ IT team and business. In a short space of time we were able to provide a vision for future IT support, a roadmap of system and infrastructure priorities, and clarity around the organizational structures needed to deliver on this roadmap. We also transformed their approach to helpdesk support, providing guidance through the selection and contracting of an outsource provider, and change management expertise to enable a smooth transition with the business and lay the groundwork for effective IT change going forward.

By ensuring clarity over IT requirements we enabled Blueprint Medicines to move forward, confident that they had the right structures in place to grow and make their therapies available to more patients in need.

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