Spotlight on Tech: Vanrx Pharmasystems

Describe your company and primary product(s) and/or service(s).

Vanrx Pharmasystems makes aseptic filling machines for the pharmaceutical industry. Our systems use isolated robotics and machine vision to automate the packaging of injectable drugs. Vanrx technology makes it possible for pharmaceutical companies to produce life changing therapies. View the Vanrx corporate video and customer testimonials on our resources page.

How many employees currently work at your company?

Currently, Vanrx has 75 amazing employees and is continuing to expand!

Where are you located? 

Vanrx is a Canadian-made biotechnology company based in the geographic centre of the lower mainland in Burnaby, BC. Our office is away from the busy downtown traffic with convenient commuting from all surrounding locations.

Describe the culture at your company.

Vanrx founders, Chris Procyshyn and Ross Gold, have created a company culture built on strong core values with dedicated team-players that have the freedom to solve complex problems and achieve results for the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.

Vanrx Core Values:

  • Confidence without ego.
  • Dedicated to making things work better.
  • Freedom to achieve results.
  • Not afraid to be unconventional.
  • Transparency.

Vanrx is an innovative and fast-paced company where everyone is accessible and willing to work together.

What does your leadership team (and company as a whole) do to support/grow that culture?

Vanrx supports and grows our company culture through our collaborative nature, including multi-function Core Teams, daily stand-ups, and regular ‘lunch & learns’. Keeping everyone in the loop has allowed people to widen their awareness in this specialized field.

When your employees talk about your company, what do they brag about?

  • Our customers use Vanrx systems to bring new cancer and rare disease therapies to market, treating previously untreatable conditions.
  • We make really cool, shiny, stainless steel machines integrating robotics, chemical engineering, and vision technologies.
  • Our coffee machine! Free coffee, espresso drinks and tea anytime.

Describe your most recent achievement/milestone as a company.

Vanrx was recently named the fastest growing technology company in Canada on the Deloitte 2018 Technology Fast 50™ list. The program celebrates innovation in the form of rapid revenue growth percentage, which was 19,342% for Vanrx. We were not expecting first place, therefore we quickly put together a Pizza Hut lunch and further celebrated at the annual Christmas party!

Are you hiring? Why should a candidate apply to your company? What are the benefits of working for you?

Vanrx is hiring!

Our work is changing how the world makes medicine, ultimately improving the quality of life for patients around the world. Vanrx provides an opportunity for technically minded individuals to create and integrate the latest technologies in robotics, machine vision, automation and aseptic processing. Career advancements and mentorship is encouraged here!

Who is the ideal employee for your company?

Individuals who are passionate about doing things better and are not afraid to be unconventional will thrive at Vanrx. A person who can adapt to change quickly as well as bring something meaningful and innovative to the table. If you are excited about designing and building robotic or automated systems, then we would love to hear from you!

What is your company goal for the coming year?

Vanrx’s goal is to invest resources and time to ensure we continue to scale and grow. We are looking to move from challenging the status quo of aseptic filling, to becoming it.

Tell us an interesting fact about your company.

Vanrx founders, Chris Procyshyn and Ross Gold, are still with the company today and are highly invested in growing Vanrx in Canada. Currently, over 70% of our supply chain is Canadian with the majority of that from BC.