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Sep 27, 2022
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
Sep 08, 2022
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
Sep 02, 2022
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.
Aug 31, 2022
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
Aug 04, 2022
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
Jul 22, 2022
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.
Jul 20, 2022
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 (Nasdaq: VRTX) and Verve Therapeutics, Inc.
Jul 18, 2022
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 .
Jul 11, 2022
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.
Jul 05, 2022
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
Jun 11, 2022
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
Jun 10, 2022
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
Jun 08, 2022
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 .
Jun 08, 2022
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
Jun 06, 2022
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%
Jun 02, 2022
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 & ZUG, Switzerland & CAMBRIDGE, Mass. --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 2, 2022-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) and CRISPR Therapeutics
May 31, 2022
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
May 18, 2022
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
May 17, 2022
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&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
May 17, 2022
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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