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Toggle Summary Vertex and CRISPR Therapeutics Announce Global exa-cel Regulatory Submissions for Sickle Cell Disease and Beta Thalassemia in 2022
- Exa-cel will be submitted to the U.S. FDA for rolling review beginning in November, with completion of the U.S. submission package in Q1 2023 - - EMA and MHRA submissions are on track for Q4 2022 - - Exa-cel granted Fast Track, Regenerative Medicine Advanced Therapy (RMAT) and Orphan Drug
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Toggle Summary Vertex Appoints Jonathan Biller as Chief Legal Officer
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 8, 2022-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that Jonathan Biller has been appointed Chief Legal Officer, effective September 19, 2022 . Mr. Biller will report directly to Vertex’s Chief Executive Officer and President, Reshma
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Toggle Summary Vertex Announces U.S. FDA Approval for ORKAMBI® (lumacaftor/ivacaftor) in Children With Cystic Fibrosis Ages 12 to <24 months
-With this approval, approximately 300 children with two copies of the F508del mutation will have a medicine to treat the underlying cause of their disease for the first time- BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 2, 2022-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced the U.S.
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Toggle Summary Vertex to Participate in the Wells Fargo Healthcare Conference on Friday, September 9
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 31, 2022-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that the company will participate in a fireside chat at the Wells Fargo Healthcare Conference on Friday, September 9, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. ET . A live webcast of management’s remarks will be
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Toggle Summary Vertex Reports Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results
— Product revenues of $2.20 billion , a 22% increase compared to Q2 2021 — — Company raises full year 2022 product revenue guidance to $8.6 to $8.8 billion — — Recent exa-cel and VX-880 clinical data presentations demonstrate transformative potential for patients with sickle cell disease, beta
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Toggle Summary Vertex Advances VX-548 in Acute and Neuropathic Pain
- VX-548 advances into pivotal development for people with acute pain ; Phase 3 program to initiate in Q4 2022 - - Phase 2 dose-ranging trial in neuropathic pain expected to initiate by year end - -Breakthrough Therapy Designation granted by FDA - BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul.
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Toggle Summary Vertex and Verve Therapeutics Establish Collaboration to Discover and Develop an In Vivo Gene Editing Program for Liver Disease
Verve to Receive $25 Million Upfront Payment and $35 Million Equity Investment, as Well as Potential Milestones and Royalties BOSTON and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated&nbsp;(Nasdaq: VRTX) and Verve Therapeutics, Inc.
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Toggle Summary Vertex to Announce Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results on August 4
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 18, 2022-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) will report its second quarter 2022 financial results on Thursday, August 4, 2022 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 Acquire ViaCyte, With the Goal of Accelerating its Potentially Curative VX-880 Programs in Type 1 Diabetes
- ViaCyte brings tools, technologies and assets with potential to accelerate development of VX-880, Vertex’s fully differentiated, insulin-producing, stem cell derived islets - - ViaCyte to be acquired for $320 million in cash- BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul.
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Toggle Summary Vertex Announces FDA Has Lifted the Clinical Hold on VX-880 Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial for the Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 5, 2022-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has lifted the clinical hold placed on the Phase 1/2 clinical trial of VX-880, an investigational stem cell-derived, fully differentiated
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Toggle Summary Vertex and CRISPR Therapeutics Present New Data on More Patients With Longer Follow-Up Treated With exagamglogene autotemcel (exa-cel) at the 2022 European Hematology Association (EHA) Congress
–   Data from 75 patients with transfusion-dependent beta thalassemia or severe sickle cell disease with follow-up of up to 37.2 months continue to demonstrate that exa-cel has the potential to be a one-time functional cure – – Safety profile generally consistent with myeloablative conditioning and
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Toggle Summary Vertex to Present Data Demonstrating Significant Benefits of Long-Term and Early Treatment With CFTR Modulators at the European Cystic Fibrosis Conference
- TRIKAFTA ® (elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor and ivacaftor) real-world safety and effectiveness interim results show   improved lung function and significant reductions in risk of pulmonary exacerbations, lung transplant and death for people with cystic fibrosis (CF) - - Study in people with CF
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Toggle Summary Vertex to Participate in the Goldman Sachs 43rd Annual Healthcare Conference on June 15
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 8, 2022-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that the company will participate in a fireside chat at the Goldman Sachs 43rd Annual Global Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 1:20 p.m. PT .
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Toggle Summary Vertex Announces Inaxaplin (VX-147) Granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation by U.S. FDA and Priority Medicines (PRIME) Designation by the EMA
- Vertex granted nine Breakthrough Therapy Designations and three PRIME designations across its pipeline programs to date – BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 8, 2022-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted inaxaplin
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Toggle Summary Vertex Presents New Data from VX-880 Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial at the American Diabetes Association 82nd Scientific Sessions
–   Patient 1 showed blood glucose time-in-range change from 40.1% on 34.0 units per day of exogenous insulin at baseline to 99.9% and insulin independence at Day 270 – –   Patient 2 showed blood glucose time-in-range change from 35.9% on 25.9 units per day of exogenous insulin at baseline to 51.9%
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Toggle Summary Vertex and CRISPR Therapeutics Announce Acceptance of Late-Breaking Abstract for CTX001™ at the 2022 Annual European Hematology Association (EHA) Congress
 - Vertex announces three additional abstracts on the burden of beta thalassemia and sickle cell disease accepted for poster presentation – BOSTON &amp; ZUG, Switzerland &amp; CAMBRIDGE, Mass. --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 2, 2022-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) and CRISPR Therapeutics
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Toggle Summary Vertex to Present New Data on VX-880 Clinical Trial at 82nd American Diabetes Association Annual Conference
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 31, 2022-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced three abstracts, including two oral presentations and one poster, detailing data on type 1 diabetes (T1D) and its Phase 1/2 trial of VX-880, a stem cell‑derived, fully differentiated
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Toggle Summary Suketu Upadhyay Elected to Vertex Board of Directors
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 18, 2022-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that Suketu (“Suky”) Upadhyay   has been elected to its board of directors as an independent director. Mr. Upadhyay is a global business executive with more than 20 years of experience in the
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Toggle Summary Vertex Announces Further Expansion in the Boston Seaport at Dedication of the Jeffrey Leiden Center for Cell and Genetic Therapies
-New 344,000 square foot cell and genetic therapies research and manufacturing facility to be built- -Facility to support continued R&amp;D growth- BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 17, 2022-- At a dedication today of the new Jeffrey Leiden Center for Cell and Genetic Therapies in Boston’s Seaport, Vertex
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Toggle Summary Vertex Announces $50 Million Commitment to Health Equity With Three Initial Grants
 – Vertex grant to JDRF supports efforts to improve clinical trial diversity in type 1 diabetes – – The Vertex Foundation grant supports the Mass General Comprehensive Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Center – – Additional Vertex Foundation grant to Year Up to support health care workforce training –
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Toggle Summary Vertex Reports First Quarter 2022 Financial Results
— Product revenues of $2.10 billion , a 22% increase compared to Q1 2021 — — Company reiterates full year 2022 product revenue guidance of $8.4 to $8.6 billion — — Mid- and late-stage clinical pipeline now spans 6 disease areas — BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 5, 2022-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals
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Toggle Summary Vertex to Announce First Quarter 2022 Financial Results on May 5
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 21, 2022-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) will report its first quarter 2022 financial results on Thursday, May 5, 2022 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 Grants Marketing Authorization for TRIKAFTA® (elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor and ivacaftor) in Children With Cystic Fibrosis Ages 6 Through 11 years With At Least One F508del Mutation
-Approximately 500 Canadians ages 6-11 are now eligible for TRIKAFTA ® - - Vertex has submitted this indication to CADTH &amp; INESSS for Health Technology Assessments- BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 20, 2022-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that Health Canada has
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Toggle Summary Vertex Announces Statistically Significant and Clinically Meaningful Results From Two Phase 2 Proof-of-Concept Studies of VX-548 for the Treatment of Acute Pain
-  Treatment with the NaV1.8 inhibitor VX-548 met the primary endpoint in both Phase 2 proof-of-concept acute pain studies following abdominoplasty or bunionectomy surgery - - VX-548 was generally well tolerated - - Results further highlight NaV1.8 as a new mechanism that could create an
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Toggle Summary Vertex Announces Reimbursement Agreement in Australia for TRIKAFTA® (elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor and ivacaftor) for Patients With Cystic Fibrosis Ages 12 Years and Older With at Least One F508del Mutation in the CFTR Gene
- With this reimbursement agreement in place, more than 2,200 people with CF will have PBS -funded access to TRIKAFTA ® , including more than 700 who will now have access to a CFTR modulator therapy for the first time - LONDON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 26, 2022-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
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Toggle Summary Vertex Advances VX-147 Into Pivotal Clinical Development for People With APOL1-Mediated Kidney Disease
– Single pivotal trial to initiate later this month targets the broad patient population with two APOL1 mutations and proteinuric kidney disease – – Pathway for accelerated approval using an interim analysis at Week 48 of eGFR slope, supported by reduction in proteinuria – – Final analysis
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Toggle Summary Vertex to Present at Cowen’s 42nd Annual Health Care Conference on March 8
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 1, 2022-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that management will present at Cowen’s 42nd Annual Health Care Conference on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 2:50 p.m. ET . A live webcast of management's remarks will be available through Vertex
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Toggle Summary Vertex Reports Fourth Quarter 2021 and Full Year Financial Results
-Full year product revenues of $7.57 billion , a 22% increase compared to full year 2020- -Company provides full year 2022 product revenue guidance of $8.4 to $8.6 billion - - Advancing broad clinical pipeline across six disease areas; multiple programs in mid- and late-stage development with
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Toggle Summary Vertex to Announce Fourth Quarter 2021 Financial Results on January 26
BOSTON ----(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 18, 2022-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) will report its fourth quarter and full year 2021 financial results on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 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 European Commission Approves KAFTRIO® (ivacaftor/tezacaftor/elexacaftor) in Combination With Ivacaftor to Treat Children With Cystic Fibrosis Ages 6 to 11 Years
- More than 1,500 children now eligible to receive a treatment targeting the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis for the first time - LONDON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 11, 2022-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that the European Commission has granted approval for
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Toggle Summary Vertex to Present at the 40th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on January 10
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 4, 2022-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that management will present at the 40 th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Monday, January 10, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. ET . A live webcast of management's remarks will be available
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Toggle Summary Vertex Announces Positive Results From Phase 2 Study of VX-147 in APOL1-Mediated Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis
– Treatment with VX-147 led to a statistically significant, substantial and clinically meaningful mean reduction in proteinuria of 47.6% at 13 weeks compared to baseline and was well tolerated – – Results provide clinical proof of concept for the first genetically targeted approach to treating
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Toggle Summary Vertex Announces Reimbursement Agreement in Spain for KAFTRIO® (ivacaftor/tezacaftor/elexacaftor) in Combination With Ivacaftor to Treat People With Cystic Fibrosis 12 Years and Older With At Least One F508del Mutation in the CFTR Gene
– With this reimbursement agreement approximately 700 people with cystic fibrosis now have access to a CFTR modulator therapy for the first time – LONDON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 19, 2021-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated   (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that the Spanish government has approved
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Toggle Summary Vertex Receives CHMP Positive Opinion for KAFTRIO® (ivacaftor/tezacaftor/elexacaftor) in Combination With Ivacaftor in Children With Cystic Fibrosis Ages 6 Through 11
- If approved, more than 1,500 children would be eligible for a medicine   that can treat the underlying cause of their disease for the first time - LONDON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 12, 2021-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that the European Medicines Agency’s
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Toggle Summary Vertex Reports Third-Quarter 2021 Financial Results
-Product revenues of $1.98 billion , a 29% increase compared to Q3 2020- -Company raises full-year 2021 guidance for product revenues to $7.4 to $7.5 billion - -Broad pipeline advancing with recent progress marked by unprecedented VX-880 clinical results in T1D; Phase 2 clinical results for VX-147
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Toggle Summary Vertex and Mammoth Biosciences Announce Collaboration to Develop In Vivo Gene-Editing Therapies for Serious Diseases
Vertex to use Mammoth’s proprietary ultra-small CRISPR systems to discover and develop novel in vivo gene-editing therapies BRISBANE, Calif. --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 26, 2021-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) and Mammoth Biosciences , a biotech company building the next generation
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Toggle Summary Vertex to Announce Third-Quarter 2021 Financial Results on November 2
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 22, 2021-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) will report its third-quarter 2021 financial results on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 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 Long-Term Data Demonstrating Significant Benefits of Treatment With CFTR Modulators at North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (NACFC)
- 96-week interim results of TRIKAFTA ® (elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor and ivacaftor) study show no loss of pulmonary function in people with at least one F508del allele, a first for any CFTR modulator – - Real-world data from people treated with KALYDECO ® (ivacaftor) over approximately 6 years
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Toggle Summary Vertex Announces Positive Day 90 Data for the First Patient in the Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial Dosed With VX-880, a Novel Investigational Stem Cell-Derived Therapy for the Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes
- First patient dosed with VX-880 demonstrated restoration of insulin production and achieved C-peptide of 560 pmol/L in response to Mixed Meal Tolerance Test (MMTT) at Day 90 Visit - - 91% decrease in daily insulin requirement and simultaneous robust improvements in glucose control as measured by
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Toggle Summary Vertex to Present at the Morgan Stanley Virtual 19th Annual Global Healthcare Conference on September 15th
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 13, 2021-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that management will present at the Morgan Stanley Virtual 19 th Annual Global Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, September 15 th , 2021 at 11:00 a.m. ET .
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Toggle Summary Vertex Announces Publication in The New England Journal of Medicine of Phase 3 Results for TRIKAFTA® (elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor and ivacaftor) in People With Cystic Fibrosis
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 26, 2021-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced publication in The   New England Journal of Medicine   (NEJM) of results from a Phase 3 study of TRIKAFTA ® (elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor and ivacaftor) in people with cystic fibrosis
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Toggle Summary Vertex and Arbor Biotechnologies Establish New Partnership to Develop Novel ex vivo Engineered Cell Therapies
Vertex to use Arbor’s CRISPR gene-editing technology to enhance efforts in developing novel cell therapies for the treatment of serious diseases CAMBRIDGE, MA – August 24, 2021 – Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) and Arbor Biotechnologies (Arbor) today announced a new collaboration
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Toggle Summary Vertex Appoints Stuart A. Arbuckle as Chief Operating Officer
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 4, 2021-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that Stuart A. Arbuckle has been appointed as the company’s Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective immediately. Mr. Arbuckle has served as Vertex’s Executive Vice
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Toggle Summary Vertex Reports Second-Quarter 2021 Financial Results
- Product revenues of $1.79 billion , an 18% increase compared to Q2 2020 - - Company raises full-year 2021 guidance for product revenues to $7.2 to $7.4B -   - Phase 3 study of next-in-class triple combination for CF to begin in the second half of 2021; multiple additional clinical milestones
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Toggle Summary Vertex to Initiate Phase 3 Development Program for New Once-Daily Triple Combination Regimen in People With Cystic Fibrosis
- Phase 2 study met primary endpoint and all secondary endpoints - - Phase 2 data demonstrated that a once-daily triple combination of VX-121/ tezacaftor/VX-561 has potential for enhanced clinical benefit compared to TRIKAFTA ® (elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor and ivacaftor) - - Initiation of
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Toggle Summary Vertex Initiates Phase 2 Clinical Trial Program for VX-548 for the Treatment of Acute Pain
- Proof-of-concept study of VX-548 in acute pain following bunionectomy surgery open for enrollment - - Second Phase 2 study of VX-548 in acute pain following abdominoplasty surgery to begin in the coming weeks - BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 19, 2021-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq:
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Toggle Summary Vertex to Announce Second-Quarter 2021 Financial Results on July 29
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 16, 2021-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) will report its second-quarter 2021 financial results on Thursday, July 29, 2021 after the financial markets close. The company will host a conference call and webcast at 5:30 p.m. ET .
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Toggle Summary Vertex Announces National Reimbursement Agreement in France for KAFTRIO® (ivacaftor/tezacaftor/elexacaftor) and SYMKEVI® (tezacaftor/ivacaftor) for Eligible Cystic Fibrosis Patients
- With this reimbursement agreement more than 1,500 patients now have access to a CFTR modulator therapy for the first time - LONDON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 28, 2021-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated   (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced a national reimbursement agreement with the French Health
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Toggle Summary Vertex Announces New Portfolio Reimbursement Agreement in Italy Including KAFTRIO®, SYMKEVI® and Additional Indications of ORKAMBI® and KALYDECO® for Eligible Patients With Cystic Fibrosis
- Reimbursement agreement also includes certain future indication extensions across all Vertex CF medicines - - Approximately 1,400 patients will now have access to a CFTR modulator for the first time - LONDON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 25, 2021-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX)
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Toggle Summary Health Canada Grants Marketing Authorization for TRIKAFTA® (elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor and ivacaftor) in People Ages 12 and Older Who Have at Least One F508del Mutation
-Approximately 1,100 F/MF patients now eligible for a CFTR modulator to treat the underlying cause of their disease- BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 18, 2021-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced Health Canada has granted Marketing Authorization for TRIKAFTA ®
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