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Jul 29, 2021
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
Jul 28, 2021
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
Jul 19, 2021
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:
Jul 16, 2021
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 .
Jun 28, 2021
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
Jun 25, 2021
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)
Jun 18, 2021
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 ®
Jun 11, 2021
Vertex and CRISPR Therapeutics Present New Data in 22 Patients With Greater Than 3 Months Follow-Up Post-Treatment With Investigational CRISPR/Cas9 Gene-Editing Therapy, CTX001™ at European Hematology Association Annual Meeting
- Beta thalassemia: All 15 patients were transfusion independent after CTX001 infusion - - Sickle cell disease: All seven patients were free of vaso-occlusive crises after CTX001 infusion - BOSTON & ZUG, Switzerland & CAMBRIDGE, Mass. --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun.
Jun 10, 2021
Vertex Announces Primary Endpoint Achieved in Phase 2 Study of VX-864 in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
- Treatment with VX-864 led to a statistically significant increase from baseline in plasma functional AAT levels as compared to placebo and was generally well tolerated - - Results provide proof-of-mechanism, although magnitude of treatment effect observed unlikely to translate into substantial
Jun 09, 2021
Vertex Announces U.S. FDA Approval for TRIKAFTA® (elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor and ivacaftor) in Children With Cystic Fibrosis Ages 6 through 11 With Certain Mutations
- With this approval approximately 1,500 children with one minimal function mutation and one F508del mutation have a medicine to treat the underlying cause of their disease for the first time - BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 9, 2021-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today
Jun 09, 2021
CORRECTING and REPLACING Vertex Announces U.S. FDA Approval for TRIKAFTA® (elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor and ivacaftor) in Children With Cystic Fibrosis Ages 6 through 11 With Certain Mutations
- With this approval approximately 1,500 children with one minimal function mutation and one F508del mutation have a medicine to treat the underlying cause of their disease for the first time - BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 9, 2021-- First paragraph, third sentence of release should read: An
May 10, 2021
Vertex to Present at the Bank of America Securities 2021 Virtual Health Care Conference on May 13
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 10, 2021-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that management will present at the Bank of America Securities 2021 Virtual Health Care Conference on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 10:15 a.m. ET .
Apr 29, 2021
Vertex Reports First-Quarter 2021 Financial Results
-Product revenues of $1.72 billion , a 14% increase compared to Q1 2020- - Company advancing clinical programs in six additional diseases beyond cystic fibrosis- -Multiple Phase 2 proof-of-concept study results expected in 2021 - BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr.
Apr 28, 2021
Vertex Announces European Commission Approval for KAFTRIO® (ivacaftor/tezacaftor/elexacaftor) in Combination With Ivacaftor to Treat Cystic Fibrosis Patients 12 Years and Older With At Least One F508del Mutation in the CFTR gene
- New indication includes people ages 12 years and older who have one copy of the F508del mutation regardless of the other mutation type - - People with gating (F/G) or residual function (F/RF) mutations now eligible for the triple combination therapy - LONDON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr.
Apr 26, 2021
Vertex Announces NaV1.8 Inhibitor Advancing to Phase 2 Clinical Development
- Proof-of-concept studies of VX-548 in acute pain to initiate in the second half of the year - BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 26, 2021-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that it will advance the selective   NaV1.8 inhibitor, VX-548, into Phase 2 clinical
Apr 22, 2021
Vertex and Obsidian Therapeutics Establish Collaboration to Discover Novel Therapies That Regulate Gene Editing
- Multi-year strategic research collaboration leverages Obsidian’s proprietary cytoDRiVE® platform to discover controllable genetic therapies to treat serious diseases - Vertex will pay Obsidian up to $75 million in equity, upfront payments and potential research milestones BOSTON & CAMBRIDGE,
Apr 19, 2021
Vertex to Announce First-Quarter 2021 Financial Results on April 29
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 19, 2021-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) will report its first-quarter 2021 financial results on Thursday, April 29, 2021 after the financial markets close. The company will host a conference call and webcast at 5:30 p.m. ET .
Mar 26, 2021
Vertex Receives CHMP Positive Opinion for KAFTRIO® (ivacaftor/tezacaftor/elexacaftor) in Combination With Ivacaftor to Treat People With Cystic Fibrosis With At Least One F508del Mutation
- If approved, people ages 12 years and older who have one copy of the F508del mutation and a gating (F/G) or residual function (F/RF) mutation will now be eligible for triple combination therapy - LONDON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 26, 2021-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today
Mar 24, 2021
Vertex Receives Australian TGA Approval for TRIKAFTA® (elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor and ivacaftor) to Treat People With Cystic Fibrosis Ages 12 Years and Older Who Have At Least One F508del Mutation
- With this approval approximately 750 people living with cystic fibrosis in Australia will be newly eligible for a CFTR modulator therapy - LONDON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 24, 2021-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that the Australian Therapeutic Goods
Mar 10, 2021
Vertex Announces FDA Fast Track Designation and Initiation of a Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial for VX-880, a Novel Investigational Cell Therapy for the Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes
– VX-880 is the first investigational stem cell-derived therapy utilizing fully differentiated, insulin-producing pancreatic islet cells for the treatment of type 1 diabetes – – VX-880 is the first and only pancreatic islet replacement therapy known to receive Fast Track Designation – BOSTON
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