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Toggle Summary Health Canada Grants Market Authorization for ORKAMBI® (lumacaftor/ivacaftor) for Children with Cystic Fibrosis Aged 2 to 5 Years Old with Most Common Form of the Disease
- ORKAMBI is the first medicine in Canada to treat the underlying cause of CF in young children with two copies of the F508del mutation - BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 13, 2018-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq:VRTX) today announced that Health Canada has granted Market Authorization
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Toggle Summary Vertex Announces European Commission Approval for KALYDECO® (ivacaftor) to Treat Patients with Cystic Fibrosis Aged 12 to <24 months with Certain Mutations in the CFTR Gene
Ivacaftor is the first and only approved medicine in Europe to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis in these young patients LONDON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 29, 2018-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Europe) Limited today announced that the European Commission has granted approval of the label
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Toggle Summary Two Phase 3 Studies of the Triple Combination of VX-659, Tezacaftor and Ivacaftor Met Primary Endpoint of Improvement in Lung Function (ppFEV1) in People with Cystic Fibrosis
-Mean absolute improvement in ppFEV 1 of 14.0 percentage points from baseline at week 4 in people with one F508del mutation and one minimal function mutation compared to placebo (p
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Toggle Summary Vertex Receives European CHMP Positive Opinion for ORKAMBI® (lumacaftor/ivacaftor) for Treatment of Children with Cystic Fibrosis Aged 2 to 5 Years Old with Most Common Form of the Disease
- If approved, lumacaftor/ivacaftor will be the first medicine in Europe to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis for approximately 1,500 young children with two copies of the F508del mutation - LONDON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 16, 2018-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Europe) Limited today
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Toggle Summary Vertex Announces European Authorization for Third Cystic Fibrosis Medicine SYMKEVI® (tezacaftor/ivacaftor), to be used in combination with ivacaftor (KALYDECO®), for People with CF Aged 12 and Older with Certain Mutations in the CFTR gene
- A new treatment option for patients with two copies of the F508del mutation, the most common mutation in cystic fibrosis - - First medicine in the EU to treat the CFTR protein defect in patients who have one copy of the F508del mutation and one copy of one of 14 mutations that result in residual
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Toggle Summary Vertex Reports Third-Quarter 2018 Financial Results
-Third-quarter 2018 total CF product revenues of $783 million , a 42% increase compared to $550 million in the third quarter of 2017- -Company reiterates full-year 2018 total CF product revenue guidance of $2.9 to $3.0 billion ; reiterates full-year 2018 combined non-GAAP R&amp;D and SG&amp;A expense
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Toggle Summary Vertex Receives European CHMP Positive Opinion for KALYDECO® (ivacaftor) to Treat Patients With Cystic Fibrosis Aged 12 to <24 months With Certain Mutations in the CFTR Gene
If approved, ivacaftor will be the first and only medicine to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis for these young children LONDON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 19, 2018-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Europe) Limited today announces that the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal
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Toggle Summary Vertex Data Presented at North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (NACFC) Demonstrate Rapid Progress Toward Expanding and Enhancing Options for Treating the Underlying Cause of Cystic Fibrosis
- Phase 2 results of VX-659 and VX-445 triple combination regimens concurrently published in The New England Journal of Medicine - - Phase 3 ARRIVAL data support treating the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis with KALYDECO ® (ivacaftor) as early as six months of age - - Patient-reported outcomes
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Toggle Summary Vertex to Announce Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results on October 24
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 16, 2018-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) will report its third quarter 2018 financial results on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 after the financial markets close. The company will host a conference call and webcast at 4:30 p.m. ET .
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Toggle Summary CRISPR Therapeutics and Vertex Announce FDA Has Lifted the Clinical Hold on the Investigational New Drug Application for CTX001 for the Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease
ZUG, Switzerland &nbsp; and &nbsp; BOSTON &nbsp; and &nbsp; CAMBRIDGE, Mass. , &nbsp; Oct. 10, 2018 &nbsp; (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- &nbsp; CRISPR Therapeutics&nbsp; (NASDAQ:CRSP), a biopharmaceutical company focused on creating transformative gene-based medicines for serious diseases, and &nbsp; Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated &nbsp; (NASDAQ:VRTX)
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Toggle Summary Vertex Announces Access Contract in Denmark for Current and Future Cystic Fibrosis Medicines
- First-of-its-kind contract with the Danish pharmaceutical and procurement organization, Amgros, is effective from today - - Vertex also announces reimbursement in Austria for ORKAMBI ® (lumacaftor/ivacaftor) to treat patients ages 6 through 11 with two copies of the F508del mutation - LONDON
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Toggle Summary Vertex to Present at the Morgan Stanley Healthcare Conference on September 14
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 11, 2018-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that management will present at the Morgan Stanley Healthcare Conference on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 12:15 p.m. ET . The audio portion of management’s remarks will be available live
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Toggle Summary Vertex Appoints Katharine Jensen as Head of Corporate Social Responsibility
-- Ms. Jensen to oversee global CSR efforts and lead The Vertex Foundation -- BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 10, 2018-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that Katharine Jensen has been appointed Head of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). In this role, Ms.
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Toggle Summary Vertex Completes Enrollment of Two Phase 3 Studies of VX-659 in Triple Combination with Tezacaftor and Ivacaftor for the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis
-Data expected in late 2018 from Phase 3 studies of VX-659, tezacaftor and ivacaftor in people with one F508del mutation and one minimal function mutation and in people with two F508del mutations- -Enrollment of two Phase 3 studies of VX-445 in triple combination with tezacaftor and ivacaftor
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Toggle Summary Vertex Announces Reimbursement Agreement in Australia for ORKAMBI® (lumacaftor/ivacaftor) for People with Cystic Fibrosis Ages Six Years and Older with Two Copies of the F508del Mutation
- Approximately 1,300 patients in Australia join the thousands of patients worldwide who already have access to lumacaftor/ivacaftor - - A pathway to access for future Vertex CF medicine, tezacaftor/ivacaftor, has also been established - LONDON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep.
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Toggle Summary Vertex and Genomics plc Establish Collaboration to Use Human Genetics and Data Science to Advance Discovery of Precision Medicines
Multi-year collaboration combines expertise in genomics, machine learning and drug discovery to identify novel targets for innovative medicines BOSTON &amp; OXFORD, United Kingdom --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 30, 2018-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) and Genomics plc today announced a
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Toggle Summary Vertex Appoints Ludovic Fenaux as Senior Vice President, International Commercial Operations
– Ludovic Fenaux to lead Vertex’s expanding International organization – – Simon Bedson announces retirement – LONDON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 23, 2018-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that Ludovic Fenaux has been appointed Senior Vice President, International
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Toggle Summary Vertex Receives a Positive PBAC Recommendation for Reimbursement of ORKAMBI® (lumacaftor/ivacaftor) to Treat Australians Ages Six and Over with Cystic Fibrosis and Two Copies of the F508del Mutation
- PBAC recommendation moves approximately 1,300 patients in Australia closer to access to lumacaftor/ivacaftor and Vertex is now working with the Australian Government to finalize a reimbursement agreement as soon as possible - LONDON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug.
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Toggle Summary Vertex Awards Two College Students Full Scholarships to the University of Massachusetts
-- Boston Public High School Students Nora Nguyen and Sonny Mei Receive Vertex Science Leaders Scholarship to Pursue STEAM Degrees at UMass -- BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 16, 2018-- Vertex today announced the recipients of the annual Vertex Science Leaders Scholarship, a four-year, full-ride
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Toggle Summary FDA Approves KALYDECO® (ivacaftor) as First and Only Medicine to Treat the Underlying Cause of CF in Children Ages 12 to <24 Months with Certain Mutations in the CFTR Gene
-Data from Phase 3 ARRIVAL study support treatment with KALYDECO in children ages 12 to
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Toggle Summary FDA Approves ORKAMBI® (lumacaftor/ivacaftor) as First Medicine to Treat the Underlying Cause of Cystic Fibrosis for Children Ages 2-5 Years with Most Common Form of the Disease
- Approximately 1,300 people in the U.S. ages 2 through 5 years have two copies of the F508del mutation, the most common genetic form of the disease - BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 7, 2018-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced the U.S.
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Toggle Summary Vertex Receives European CHMP Positive Opinion for SYMKEVI® (tezacaftor/ivacaftor) for People with Cystic Fibrosis Aged 12 and Older with Certain Mutations in the CFTR Gene
If approved, SYMKEVI ® (tezacaftor/ivacaftor) will be Vertex’s third medicine to treat the CFTR protein defect in patients with cystic fibrosis – a rare life-shortening disease LONDON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 27, 2018-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Europe) Limited , today announced that the European
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Toggle Summary Vertex Reports Second-Quarter 2018 Financial Results
-Second-quarter 2018 total CF product revenues of $750 million , a 46% increase compared to $514 million in the second quarter of 2017- -Company increases full-year 2018 total CF product revenue guidance to $2.9 to $3.0 billion ; reiterates full-year 2018 combined non-GAAP R&amp;D and SG&amp;A expense
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Toggle Summary Vertex to Announce Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results on July 25
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 12, 2018-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) will report its second quarter 2018 financial results on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 after the financial markets close. The company will host a conference call and webcast at 4:30 p.m. ET .
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Toggle Summary Health Canada Approves PrSYMDEKO™ (tezacaftor/ivacaftor and ivacaftor) to Treat the Underlying Cause of Cystic Fibrosis in People Ages 12 and Older with Certain Mutations in the CFTR Gene
-SYMDEKO is Vertex’s third medicine to treat the underlying cause of CF- -Approximately 2,000 people in Canada are ages 12 and older and have two copies of the F508del mutation or at least one mutation in the CF gene that is responsive to treatment with SYMDEKO- BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun.
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Toggle Summary Vertex’s Paul Negulescu Awarded the Warren Alpert Foundation Prize for Pioneering Discoveries in Cystic Fibrosis
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 21, 2018-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that Senior Vice President Paul Negulescu has been named one of the winners of this year’s Warren Alpert Foundation Prize for “transformative discoveries in the fields of genetics,
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Toggle Summary Vertex Opens Expanded Research Site in San Diego
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 18, 2018-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ: VRTX) today announced the opening of its new 170,000 square foot research facility in Torrey Pines , San Diego . The new site represents a significant expansion of the Company’s research presence in the area, and
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Toggle Summary Vertex Announces Long-Term Access Agreement in Sweden for Cystic Fibrosis Medicine ORKAMBI® (lumacaftor/ivacaftor)
- The agreement allows for reimbursement of ORKAMBI for people with cystic fibrosis who have two copies of the F508del mutation from July 1 - - A framework for assessment and access to our future cystic fibrosis medicines is included as part of the agreement - LONDON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun.
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Toggle Summary The Vertex Foundation and Employees Donate $1 Million Through Matching Gift Program
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 14, 2018-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that Vertex employees and The Vertex Foundation have together donated over $1 million through the Company’s new dollar-for-dollar matching gift program.
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Toggle Summary Vertex Data Presented at European Cystic Fibrosis Society (ECFS) Conference Demonstrate Early and Long-Term Disease-Modifying Potential of Treating the Underlying Cause of CF
- Data from KALYDECO ® (ivacaftor) studies show the potential to modify the long-term progression of the disease - - Interim analysis of the ongoing extension study of tezacaftor/ivacaftor combination (approved in the U.S. as SYMDEKO TM ) continues to demonstrate consistent safety and sustained
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Toggle Summary Vertex to Present at the Goldman Sachs Healthcare Conference on June 13
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 6, 2018-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that management will present at the Goldman Sachs Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 5:40 p.m. ET ( 2:40 p.m. PT ). The audio portion of management’s remarks will be
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Toggle Summary CRISPR Therapeutics and Vertex Provide Update on FDA Review of Investigational New Drug Application for CTX001 for the Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease
BOSTON and ZUG, Switzerland and CAMBRIDGE, Mass. , May 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CRISPR Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CRSP) and Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has placed a clinical hold on the Investigational New Drug
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Toggle Summary Vertex Awards $400,000 in Scholarships to People Living with Cystic Fibrosis and Their Immediate Family Members
All in for CF Scholarship Program Doubles to Help 80 Recipients Pursue Higher Education BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 1, 2018-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced the recipients of scholarships as part of its second All in for CF Scholarship program.
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Toggle Summary Vertex Reports First-Quarter 2018 Financial Results
-First-quarter 2018 total CF product revenues of $638 million , a 33% increase compared to $481 million in the first quarter of 2017- -Company reiterates full-year 2018 total CF product revenue guidance of $2.65 to $2.80 billion and combined non-GAAP R&amp;D and SG&amp;A expense guidance of $1.50 to $1.55
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Toggle Summary Vertex Initiates Phase 3 Studies of VX-445, Tezacaftor and Ivacaftor as a Triple Combination Regimen for People with Cystic Fibrosis
-VX-445 triple combination regimen is the second of two different triple combination regimens to enter Phase 3 development in 2018- -Phase 3 study in approximately 360 patients with one F508del mutation and one minimal function mutation designed to support New Drug Application based on 4-week
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Toggle Summary Vertex to Announce First Quarter 2018 Financial Results on April 26
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 17, 2018-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) will report its first quarter 2018 financial results on Thursday, April 26, 2018 after the financial markets close. The company will host a conference call and webcast at 4:30 p.m. ET .
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Toggle Summary Vertex Appoints Kimberly A. White as Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that Kimberly A. White has been appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer. Ms. White will begin her role with Vertex on May 21, 2018 , and will report to Michael J.
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Toggle Summary Vertex to Present at the Cowen Healthcare Conference on March 13
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that management will present at the Cowen Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. ET . The audio portion of management's remarks will be available live through Vertex's website,
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Toggle Summary Vertex Initiates Phase 3 Study of VX-659, Tezacaftor and Ivacaftor as a Triple Combination Regimen for People with Cystic Fibrosis Who Have Two Copies of the F508del Mutation
-Global Phase 3 study to enroll approximately 100 patients with the most common genetic form of the disease- -Phase 2 data showed mean absolute improvement in ppFEV 1 &nbsp;of 9.7 percentage points when VX-659 was added in people with CF who have two F508del mutations who were already receiving
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Toggle Summary Vertex Appoints Reshma Kewalramani, M.D., as Chief Medical Officer
- Jeffrey Chodakewitz , M.D., to retire and serve as senior advisor through early 2019- - Dr. Kewalramani to become CMO and Executive Vice President, Global Medicines Development and Medical Affairs, on April 1, 2018 - BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX)
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Toggle Summary Vertex Initiates First Phase 3 Study of VX-659, Tezacaftor and Ivacaftor as a Triple Combination Regimen for People with Cystic Fibrosis
-Global Phase 3 study to enroll 360 patients with one F508del mutation and one minimal function mutation- -Study designed to support submission of New Drug Application in the U.S. based on 4-week primary efficacy endpoint and 12-week safety data- BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals
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Toggle Summary Vertex Announces Treatment with the NaV1.8 Inhibitor VX-150 Showed Significant Relief of Acute Pain in Phase 2 Study
-VX-150 was generally well tolerated and showed statistically significant relief of acute pain compared to placebo; study included an active reference arm of the opioid pain medicine hydrocodone+acetaminophen to support evaluation of VX-150 treatment effect- -Phase 2 study in acute pain is the
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Toggle Summary FDA Approves SYMDEKOTM (tezacaftor/ivacaftor and ivacaftor) to Treat the Underlying Cause of Cystic Fibrosis in People Ages 12 and Older with Certain Mutations in the CFTR Gene
- SYMDEKO is Vertex's third medicine to treat the underlying cause of CF - - SYMDEKO to begin shipping to pharmacies this week - BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved SYMDEKO ™
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Toggle Summary Vertex Selects Two Next-Generation Correctors, VX-659 and VX-445, to Advance into Phase 3 Development as Part of Two Different Triple Combination Regimens for People with Cystic Fibrosis
- Phase 2 data showed mean absolute improvements in ppFEV 1 of up to 13.3 and 13.8 percentage points for VX-659 and VX-445, respectively, in triple combination with tezacaftor and ivacaftor in people with CF who have one F508del mutation and one minimal function mutation (F508del/Min); triple
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Toggle Summary Vertex Reports Full-Year and Fourth-Quarter 2017 Financial Results
-Total 2017 CF product revenues of $2.17 billion , a 29% increase compared to $1.68 billion in 2016; 2017 KALYDECO revenues of $845 million and 2017 ORKAMBI revenues of $1.32 billion - BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today reported consolidated
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Toggle Summary Vertex Receives EU Approval for ORKAMBI® (lumacaftor/ivacaftor) in Children with Cystic Fibrosis Ages 6-11 with Two Copies of the F508del Mutation
- In Europe, there are approximately 3,400 children ages 6-11 who have two copies of the F508del mutation - - Existing reimbursement agreements in countries like Ireland will enable rapid access to ORKAMBI; country-by-country reimbursement processes will now begin in other countries- LONDON
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Toggle Summary Vertex Announces Upcoming Presentation at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference and Date of Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2017 Financial Results
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that management will present at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. ET ( 9:30 a.m. PT ). The audio portion of management's remarks can be accessed live through
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Toggle Summary Vertex and CRISPR Therapeutics to Co-Develop and Co-Commercialize CTX001 as CRISPR/Cas9 Gene Edited Treatment for Sickle Cell Disease and β-Thalassemia
-Vertex selects CTX001 as first gene edited treatment to be developed as part of collaboration with CRISPR Therapeutics - -Clinical Trial Application for CTX001 submitted in Europe to support initiation of Phase 1/2 clinical study in β-thalassemia in 2018- -Preclinical data for CTX001 presented
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Toggle Summary Vertex Announces Positive Results from Open-Label Phase 3 Study of KALYDECO® (ivacaftor) in Children with Cystic Fibrosis Ages 1 to 2 Years
-Study met primary safety endpoint and showed improvements across multiple endpoints, including measures of pancreatic function- -Potential to modify the course of CF in children as young as one year of age- -Results support FDA and EMA filings in the first quarter of 2018- BOSTON --(BUSINESS
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Toggle Summary Vertex Receives CHMP Positive Opinion for ORKAMBI® (lumacaftor/ivacaftor) for the Treatment of Children with Cystic Fibrosis Ages 6-11 with Two Copies of the F508del Mutation in the European Union
- In Europe, there are approximately 3,400 children ages 6-11 who have two copies of the F508del mutation - BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that the European Union Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) issued a positive
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