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Apellis Pharmaceuticals

Apellis is a global biopharmaceutical company that combines courageous science and compassion to develop life-changing therapies for some of the most challenging diseases patients face. Our goal is to transform treatment for a broad range of debilitating diseases by controlling a part of the immune system known as the complement cascade. We ushered in the first new class of complement medicine in 15 years and now have two approved medicines targeting C3, the central protein in the cascade. These include the first-ever therapy for geographic atrophy, a leading cause of blindness around the world. With an innovative pipeline that spans ophthalmology, rare disease, and neurology, we believe we have only begun to unlock the potential of targeting C3 across many serious diseases.... Read more


A leader in the biotech industry known for its compassion, revolutionary science, and contributions to humankind around the world.... Read more


To boldly deliver revolutionary therapies for people living with serious diseases by harnessing complement.... Read more

Additional Culture Details

To be an Apellucian is to be part of a community that’s taking on a mission to do life-changing work. We are nimble, fearless, and empowered to take risks and stretch to achieve the extraordinary.

As we have grown from just a few scientists into a global biopharmaceutical company, we have intentionally fostered an entrepreneurial spirit across our organization. We deeply care about each other and our work, and every Apellucian shares in our promise to make a meaningful difference in the lives of patients and in our community.

A commitment to live our values has cultivated an Apellis community that is diverse and inclusive. To sustain it requires intention. We actively embrace our differences and the value of lived experience, and believe we are in this together.
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We Care
We are dedicated to improving the lives of patients, their families, and our employees.


Waltham, MA


750 US Employees



Recent Awards

  • 2023

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