New Corporate Website for Sarepta Therapeutics Conveys Innovation

In April 2014, biopharmaceutical company Sarepta Therapeutics launched a new website –– as the culmination of a strategic rebranding plan. Sarepta had its initial public offering in 1997 under the name AntiVirals Inc., (later changed to AVI BioPharma, Inc.,) and was renamed Sarepta Therapeutics in 2012 (NASDAQ: SRPT).

Agency Support

Creative agency Fox + Gazelle designed a dynamic new site for Sarepta and called upon Harris Web Works to build the site (see more on Agency Support). includes technologies such as parallax scrolling and adaptive design for mobile device viewing. Key technical requirements and challenges of the project were:

  • Custom coding of HTML5 parallax pages
  • Hand-off and integration of new templates with the Thompson Reuters/Nasdaq system for integration of news and stock information
  • Inclusion of jobs postings section, hosted by a third party
  • Integration with Acquia’s Enterprise Hosting platform

The production process took about three months. The biggest challenge for Harris Web Works revolved around integrating newer and older back-end technologies while creating a dynamic front-end experience for the user. In the end, the client’s needs for the website were fulfilled using these technologies:

  • Drupal Content Management System (CMS)
  • HTML5
  • Javascript
  • CSS Style Sheets
  • PHP
  • MySQL

See glossary for clarification of terms.