Supernus Pharmaceuticals Site Chosen for W3 Silver Award

The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) recently announced winners of the 2016 W3 Awards, and Unleashed Technologies is proud to have been named a Silver Winner for its work on the Supernus Pharmaceuticals website initiative. The W3 Awards recognizes outstanding achievement on the web, including website design and function, digital marketing, and interactive media. Unleashed Technologies earned Silver Winner recognition in the category of Website Features: User Experience.

Supernus Pharmaceuticals (Supernus) is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) diseases. "In order to better communicate the story of Supernus, improve the utility of our website and enrich user experience, our organization engaged Unleashed Technologies to create an open source website that focuses on usability, accessibility, and efficiency. An emphasis on providing a cutting edge user experience was crucial to us and the Unleashed Technologies team delivered exactly that in our new site,” said Phil Wolfle, Director of Information Technologies at Supernus.

Unleashed Technologies built the new site using Drupal Headless in order to split editing and display capabilities via Drupal 8 and Angular.js for advanced backend technology and flexible user interface design. As part of its migration to Drupal 8, the new supernus.com now also features a 200% reduction in site load speed that results in higher retention rates for visitors, HTML flats for a responsive design while placing emphasis on usability, and an integrated investor relations site, IR.supernus.com, to provide live stock ticker information for visitors via a visually engaging presentation of key data.

Following the launch of the new website in June 2016, site users now experience a more intuitive, accessible, and responsive design. The Supernus site provides easy user navigation to the most desired sections and proper text length for easy scanning and readability, allowing visitors to find what they want quickly within each page. By using the latest workflow applications, the new Supernus.com is expected to experience increased visibility and user traffic making it an effective tool for communicating with all Supernus’ stakeholders.

About W3 Awards

The W³ Awards honors creative excellence on the web, and recognizes the people behind award-winning sites, marketing programs, social content, mobile site/apps and online video. In honoring the best of the Web, the W³ Awards is the first major web competition to be accessible to the biggest agencies, the smallest firms, and everyone in between. Small firms are as likely to win as Fortune 500 companies and international agencies.

In its eleventh year the W³ Awards received over 5,000 entries from Ad agencies, Public Relations Firms, Interactive Agencies, In-house creative professionals, Web Designers, Graphic Designers and Web Enthusiasts.

For more information on the W3 Awards: www.w3award.com


In determining winners, entries are judged based on a standard of excellence as determined by the AIVA, according to the category entered. To uphold a high standard of excellence, a category may have multiple winners, or may have no winners at all. Entries are scored on a 100-point scale by the judges. Less than 10% of all entries will be selected as Gold Winners. Other outstanding entries will be Silver Winners. Best in Show selections represent the highest mark of distinction and are also selected by the Academy based on scoring. The judges will award Best in Show honors to only the top 1% of all work entered.

For more information on AIVA: www.aiva.org

About Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Supernus is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) diseases. Its extensive expertise in product development has been built over the past 25 years: initially as a standalone development organization, then as a U.S. subsidiary of Shire plc and, in late 2005, as Supernus. The company markets its products in the United States through its own specialty sales force and seeks strategic collaborations with other pharmaceutical companies to license its products outside the United States.

For more information on Supernus: www.supernus.com

About Unleashed Technologies

Unleashed Technologies is an enterprise WostingSM firm based in Columbia, Maryland, providing complete web and hosting solutions to clients across multiple vertical markets. Unleashed Technologies has earned the distinction of being one of Inc. Magazine’s top 5000 fastest growing private companies in 2013, 2014, and 2015. The firm is also recognized as a 2016 Top Drupal Developer by independent review site Clutch.co. With unparalleled web development and integration capabilities, Unleashed Technologies delivers custom, cost-effective digital presences that create an exceptional user experience while achieving key business objectives.

For more information on Unleashed Technologies: www.unleashed-technologies.com

Media Contact: Jessie Morales, Unleashed Technologies, 410-864-8980 x152, jmorales@unleashed-technologies.com