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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  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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Toggle Summary Vertex Announces Presentations of Data at North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference that Demonstrate Important Progress Toward Goal of Helping All People with CF
- Data from ongoing extension study of ORKAMBI ® (lumacaftor/ivacaftor) in children ages 6-11 and real-world KALYDECO ® (ivacaftor) data demonstrate long-term safety and other benefits of these medicines - - New data from ongoing extension study of tezacaftor/ivacaftor combination demonstrate
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Toggle Summary Phase 3 Studies of the Tezacaftor/Ivacaftor Combination Treatment in People with Cystic Fibrosis Ages 12 and Older Published in the New England Journal of Medicine
- Data showed significant improvements in lung function (ppFEV 1 ) with a favorable safety profile across multiple patient groups - - Tezacaftor/ivacaftor currently under review by the FDA and EMA; FDA Priority Review action date of February 28, 2018 - BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vertex
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Toggle Summary Vertex to Present at the Credit Suisse Healthcare Conference on November 7
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that management will present at the Credit Suisse Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 10:35 a.m. ET . Management's remarks will be available live through Vertex's website at www.vrtx.com
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Toggle Summary Vertex Announces New $750,000 Program to Support the Work of the Next Generation of Cystic Fibrosis Researchers
The Vertex Research Innovation Award (RIA) Program Will Now Provide up to $10M in Grants Over the Next Five Years to New Postdoctoral and Faculty Researchers from Around the World BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated  (Nasdaq: VRTX) announced today a new $750,000 program
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Toggle Summary Vertex Reports Third-Quarter 2017 Financial Results
-Third-quarter 2017 cystic fibrosis product revenues of $550 million , up 34% versus Q3 2016; $336 million for ORKAMBI and $213 million for KALYDECO- -Company increases total 2017 CF product revenue guidance to $2.10 to $2.15 billion ; increases ORKAMBI revenue guidance to $1.29 to $1.32 billion
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Toggle Summary Vertex Doubles Scholarship Program to Support the Academic and Professional Advancement of People Living with Cystic Fibrosis and Their Families
Now Accepting Applications for the "All in for CF" Scholarship Program Through Jan. 3, 2018 BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) has doubled the number of scholarships for people living with cystic fibrosis (CF) and their immediate family members.
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Toggle Summary Vertex Announces 10-Year, $500 Million Corporate Giving Commitment
Dedicates $50M to science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) education for underserved students and establishes The Vertex Foundation Expands global efforts for providing patient and caregiver support including access to our medicines; developing young scientists and physicians; and
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Toggle Summary Vertex to Announce Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results on October 25
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) will report its third quarter 2017 financial results on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 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 to Present at the Leerink Partners Roundtable Series on September 27
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that management will present at the Leerink Partners Roundtable Series: Rare Disease & Immuno-Oncology on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. ET Management's remarks will be available live through
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Toggle Summary Vertex Announces Upcoming Presentations of Data at 2017 North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference
-Eleven abstracts from Vertex's CF program accepted for presentation- -Late-breaking abstract submitted with data from three different triple combination regimens in CF patients- BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that 11 abstracts from its
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Toggle Summary Vertex to Present at the Morgan Stanley Healthcare Conference on September 11
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that management will present at the Morgan Stanley Healthcare Conference on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 1:40 p.m. ET . Management's remarks will be available live through Vertex's website at www.vrtx.com
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Toggle Summary Vertex Appoints Tom Graney as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced the appointment of Tom Graney to the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Graney will begin his role with Vertex on September 13, 2017 and will report to Executive Vice
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Toggle Summary Vertex Announces Acceptance of its Applications for Review of the Tezacaftor/Ivacaftor Combination Treatment in People with Cystic Fibrosis by the FDA and EMA
- FDA grants Priority Review of the application and sets action date of February 28, 2018 - -Applications supported by positive results from two global Phase 3 studies in people with CF ages 12 and older who have two copies of the F508del mutation or one F508del mutation and one residual function
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Toggle Summary FDA Approves KALYDECO® (ivacaftor) for More Than 600 People Ages 2 and Older With Cystic Fibrosis Who Have Certain Residual Function Mutations
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved KALYDECO ® (ivacaftor) for use in more than 600 people with cystic fibrosis (CF) ages 2 and older who have one of five residual function
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Toggle Summary Vertex Reports Second-Quarter 2017 Financial Results
-Second-quarter 2017 cystic fibrosis product revenues of $514 million ; $324 million for ORKAMBI and $190 million for KALYDECO- -Vertex reiterates 2017 guidance for ORKAMBI and KALYDECO product revenues; updates guidance for combined GAAP and non-GAAP R&D and SG&A expenses- -Pipeline of
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Toggle Summary Vertex and Concert Pharmaceuticals Complete Asset Purchase Agreement for CTP-656
BOSTON & LEXINGTON, Mass. --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ: VRTX) and Concert Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNCE) today announced the completion of their previously announced asset purchase agreement. Under the completed agreement, Vertex now has worldwide
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Toggle Summary Vertex Announces Positive Phase 1 & Phase 2 Data from Three Different Triple Combination Regimens in People with Cystic Fibrosis Who Have One F508del Mutation and One Minimal Function Mutation (F508del/Min)
-Phase 2 data showed mean absolute improvements in ppFEV 1 of 9.7 and 12.0 percentage points for VX-152 and VX-440, respectively, in triple combination with tezacaftor and ivacaftor in F508del/Min patients; Initial data from Phase 1 study showed mean absolute improvement in ppFEV 1 of 9.6
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Toggle Summary Vertex Awards Two First-Generation College Students Full Scholarships to the University of Massachusetts
Boston Public High School Students Hannah Mei and Sayed Shah Receive Vertex Science Leaders Scholarship to Pursue STEM Degrees at UMass BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vertex , Boston Public Schools (BPS) and the University of Massachusetts today announced the recipients of the annual Vertex Science
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Toggle Summary Vertex to Announce Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results on July 26
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) will report its second quarter 2017 financial results on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 after the financial markets close. The company will host a conference call and webcast at 5:15 p.m. ET .
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Toggle Summary Vertex Announces Reimbursement Agreement in Italy for ORKAMBI® (Lumacaftor/Ivacaftor), the First Medicine to Treat the Underlying Cause of Cystic Fibrosis in People Ages 12 and Older with Two Copies of the F508del Mutation
- Effective immediately, agreement enables hundreds of people in Italy to access this important medicine - - Recent pricing and reimbursement agreements have enabled broad access to ORKAMBI for thousands of eligible patients in multiple European countries; negotiations continue in a number of other
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Toggle Summary Vertex to Present at the Goldman Sachs Healthcare Conference on June 13
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that management will present at the Goldman Sachs Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 12:20 p.m. ET . Management's remarks will be available live through Vertex's website at www.vrtx.com in
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Toggle Summary Vertex Announces Nine Presentations of Data on ORKAMBI® (lumacaftor/ivacaftor) and KALYDECO® (ivacaftor) at the European Cystic Fibrosis Society (ECFS) Conference
- Presentation of data from a Phase 3 study of ORKAMBI in children ages 6-11 with two copies of the F508del mutation demonstrated improvements in lung function and sweat chloride; study also published online in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine today - - ECFS data presentations demonstrate that
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Toggle Summary Vertex Names Dr. Alan Garber, Provost of Harvard University, to its Board of Directors
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Shareholders of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated  (Nasdaq: VRTX) today elected Alan M. Garber , M.D., Ph.D. as an independent member of its board of directors. Dr. Garber is Provost of Harvard University , the Mallinckrodt Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard
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Toggle Summary Vertex Announces Long-Term Reimbursement Agreement with the Republic of Ireland for ORKAMBI® (lumacaftor/ivacaftor), KALYDECO® (ivacaftor) and Future Cystic Fibrosis Medicines
-Agreement provides access to ORKAMBI for people who have two copies of the F508del mutation and expands access to KALYDECO for all eligible patients- LONDON --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq:VRTX) today announced it has reached an agreement with the Health Service
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Toggle Summary Vertex Awards 40 Scholarships Totaling $200,000 to People Living with Cystic Fibrosis and Their Immediate Family Members
- New Program Helps CF Families Pursue Higher Education - BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated  (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced the first recipients of the company's All in for CF Scholarship program. Each of the 40 scholarship recipients will be awarded $5,000 for the
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Toggle Summary Vertex to Present at the UBS Healthcare Conference on May 23
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that management will present at the UBS Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. ET . Management's remarks will be available live through Vertex's website at www.vrtx.com in the
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Toggle Summary FDA Approves KALYDECO® (ivacaftor) for More Than 900 People Ages 2 and Older with Cystic Fibrosis Who Have Certain Residual Function Mutations
- Precision medicine decision based on in vitro data and supported by more than five years of real-world clinical data that demonstrate KALYDECO's strong safety and efficacy profile for eligible patients - - Vertex working with FDA to obtain rapid approval for more than 600 additional people who
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Toggle Summary Vertex Grants $1 Million to 15 Non-profit Organizations to Advance Initiatives for People Living with Cystic Fibrosis
Third Annual CF "Circle of Care" Grants Connect CF Community Members Around the World to Share Their Ideas and Inspiration BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced the grant recipients for its 2017 Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Circle of Care program, an
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Toggle Summary Vertex Reports First-Quarter 2017 Financial Results
-First-quarter 2017 cystic fibrosis product revenues of $481 million ; $295 million for ORKAMBI and $186 million for KALYDECO- -Company reiterates 2017 guidance for ORKAMBI product revenues of $1.1 to $1.3 billion and increases 2017 guidance for KALYDECO product revenues to $710 to $730 million -
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Toggle Summary Vertex to Announce First Quarter 2017 Financial Results on April 27
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) will report its first quarter 2017 financial results on Thursday, April 27, 2017 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 Two Phase 3 Studies of the Tezacaftor/Ivacaftor Combination Treatment Met Primary Endpoints with Statistically Significant Improvements in Lung Function (FEV1) in People with Cystic Fibrosis
  - Study in people who have two copies of the F508del mutation demonstrated a mean absolute improvement in ppFEV 1 of 4.0 percentage points compared to placebo (p
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Toggle Summary Vertex to Acquire CTP-656 from Concert Pharmaceuticals for the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis
-Vertex to develop CTP-656 for potential use in future combination regimens aimed at treating the underlying cause of CF- -Concert to receive $160 million in cash with potential for $90 million in future regulatory approval milestone payments- BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals
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Toggle Summary Vertex to Present at the Cowen Healthcare Conference on March 6
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that management will present at the Cowen Healthcare Conference on Monday, March 6 th at 2:00 p.m. ET Management's remarks will be available live through Vertex's website at www.vrtx.com in the "Investors"
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Toggle Summary Vertex Reports Full-Year and Fourth-Quarter 2016 Financial Results
-2016 total CF product revenues of $1.68 billion compared to $982 million in 2015; $980 million for ORKAMBI and $703 million for KALYDECO- -Fourth-quarter 2016 total CF product revenues of $454 million ; $277 million for ORKAMBI and $177 million for KALYDECO- -Company reiterates 2017 financial
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Toggle Summary Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany Licenses Four Oncology Research and Development Programs from Vertex
-Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany licenses two promising clinical-stage programs targeting DNA damage and repair, and two novel pre-clinical programs- -Vertex receives upfront payment of $230 million plus royalties on future sales- BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
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