Its story began more than a century ago when Albert Hartley Robins opened a small apothecary shop in downtown Richmond. From these humble beginnings, a world-class center for consumer healthcare research emerged. In 2019, Richmond became one of GSK Consumer Healthcare’s three global R&D hubs for Consumer Healthcare.
Hundreds of scientists work on everything from early stage research through development, testing and launch of the next new product or product improvement to hit store shelves. There’s much more to Richmond’s labs than state-of-the-art equipment and scientists in white lab coats, however. As our scientists say, consumers are the why behind everything they do.
Startup Lab: Where ‘CEO Scientists’ Nourish Fledgling Ideas
Innovation begins with a spark. Then what? That’s when the real work begins at the Startup Lab. The Startup Lab is a new approach for turning ideas into reality. Each new business venture operates as a small company startup with co-founders from commercial and R&D. Founders pitch ideas to a Venture Board for support and investment.