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Sep 24, 2020
Vertex to Present New Data at European and North American Virtual Cystic Fibrosis Conferences Highlighting Long-Term Use of CFTR Modulators
- Oral presentation of interim results from TRIKAFTA ® (elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor and ivacaftor) open-label safety extension study to be presented at the ECFS Digital Conference - - Six presentations highlighting data from KALYDECO ® (ivacaftor), ORKAMBI ® (lumacaftor/ivacaftor) and TRIKAFTA
Sep 22, 2020
CRISPR Therapeutics and Vertex Pharmaceuticals Announce Priority Medicines (PRIME) Designation Granted by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to CTX001™ for the Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease
ZUG, Switzerland and CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and BOSTON, Sept. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CRISPR Therapeutics (Nasdaq: CRSP) and Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inco r porated  (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has granted Priority Medicines (PRIME) designation to CTX001, an
Sep 16, 2020
Moderna and Vertex Establish New Collaboration to Treat Cystic Fibrosis Using Gene Editing
Second collaboration between Moderna and Vertex based on Moderna’s proprietary mRNA and LNP technology Collaboration will leverage Vertex’s investments and capabilities in genetic technologies for CF Moderna to receive $75 million upfront, with potential for additional development, regulatory and
Sep 14, 2020
Vertex Announces European Medicines Agency Type II Variation Marketing Authorization Application Validation for KAFTRIO® (ivacaftor/tezacaftor/elexacaftor) in Combination with ivacaftor in People with One Copy of the F508del Mutation
LONDON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 14, 2020-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has validated a Type II Variation Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) for the expanded indication of KAFTRIO ®* (ivacaftor/tezacaftor/elexacaftor)
Sep 10, 2020
Vertex Announces Positive Phase 3 Study for TRIKAFTA® (elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor and ivacaftor) in Children Ages 6-11 Years With Cystic Fibrosis to Support Submissions for Global Regulatory Approvals
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 10, 2020-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced the company has completed a global Phase 3 study of TRIKAFTA ® (elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor and ivacaftor)   in children ages 6 through 11 years old with cystic fibrosis (CF) who have
Sep 10, 2020
The Vertex Foundation Announces €1 Million Donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities at the New Children’s Hospital in Ireland
LONDON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 10, 2020-- The Vertex Foundation , a nonprofit charitable foundation, today announced a €1 million donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) to support the construction of a Ronald McDonald House at the new children’s hospital in Dublin, Ireland .
Sep 01, 2020
FDA Accepts Vertex’s Supplemental New Drug Applications for TRIKAFTA® (elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor and ivacaftor), SYMDEKO® (tezacaftor/ivacaftor and ivacaftor) and KALYDECO® (ivacaftor) for Additional CFTR Mutations
- More than 600 people with certain rare CF mutations could become newly eligible for TRIKAFTA, SYMDEKO or KALYDECO - BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 1, 2020-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted three supplemental
Aug 21, 2020
European Commission Approves KAFTRIO® (ivacaftor/tezacaftor/elexacaftor) in Combination With Ivacaftor to Treat Cystic Fibrosis in People Ages 12 Years and Older
– For the first time, up to 10,000 people in Europe ages 12 years and older with one F508del mutation and one minimal function mutation will be eligible for a medicine that treats the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis – – People 12 years of age and older who have two F508del mutations will also
Jul 30, 2020
Vertex Reports Second-Quarter 2020 Financial Results
-Product revenues of $1.52 billion , a 62% increase compared to Q2 2019- -Company raises revenue guidance; now expects 2020 CF revenues of $5.7 to $5.9 billion - BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 30, 2020-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today reported consolidated financial
Jul 20, 2020
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 20, 2020
Positive Phase 3 Study Results for TRIKAFTA® (elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor and ivacaftor) in People Ages 12 and Older With Cystic Fibrosis Who Have One Copy of the F508del Mutation and One Gating or Residual Function Mutation
-Phase 3 study met primary endpoint and all secondary endpoints- -Study is a U.S. post-marketing commitment and will be submitted to FDA- -Data also will be submitted to the European Medicines Agency to support indication expansion of the EU label following triple combination approval- BOSTON
Jul 16, 2020
Vertex to Announce Second-Quarter 2020 Financial Results on July 30
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 16, 2020-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) will report its second-quarter 2020 financial results on Thursday, July 30, 2020 after the financial markets close. The company will host a conference call and webcast at 5:30 p.m. ET .
Jun 30, 2020
Vertex Announces Expansion of Reimbursement Agreement With NHS England to Include KAFTRIO® (ivacaftor/tezacaftor/elexacaftor) in Combination With KALYDECO® (ivacaftor)
-CF patients in England will be among the first in Europe to benefit from access to KAFTRIO ® , if the medicine is approved by the European Commission - LONDON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 30, 2020-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that it has expanded its
Jun 26, 2020
CHMP Grants Positive Opinion for KAFTRIO® (ivacaftor/tezacaftor/elexacaftor) in Combination With KALYDECO® (ivacaftor) in People Ages 12 and Older With Cystic Fibrosis With the Most Common Genotypes
– If granted Marketing Authorization, people ages 12 and older in Europe who have one F508del mutation and one minimal function mutation will for the first time be able to benefit from a medicine that treats the underlying cause of the disease – – People 12 years of age and older who have two
Jun 25, 2020
Vertex and the Vertex Foundation Commit $4 Million to Support Racial Equity and Social Justice
- Vertex Foundation Announces $1.5 Million Gift to Boston University’s New Center for Antiracist Research - -Biotechnology-focused curriculum established in partnership with Year Up- -Additional commitments made to STEAM education- BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun.
Jun 15, 2020
The Vertex Foundation Announces Donation to Tafel Deutschland to Help With COVID-19 Response
München, June 15 , 2 0 20 – Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that the Vertex Foundation, a nonprofit charitable foundation, will donate 50,000 € to Tafel Deutschland, the national association of food banks and pantries in Germany, to support their response to
Jun 15, 2020
The Vertex Foundation Announces Donation to ARCAH to Help With COVID-19 Response
São Paulo, BRAZIL – June 15 , 2 0 20 – Vertex Pharmaceutic a l s I n cor p orated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced th a t the Vertex Foundation, a n o nprofit chari t a b le founda t ion, will donate R$55,000 BRL to ARCAH, an institution that promotes the reintegration of people experiencing
Jun 12, 2020
CRISPR Therapeutics and Vertex Announce New Clinical Data for Investigational Gene-Editing Therapy CTX001™ in Severe Hemoglobinopathies at the 25th Annual European Hematology Association (EHA) Congress
-Beta thalassemia: Two patients are transfusion independent at 5 and 15 months after CTX001 infusion; data demonstrate clinical proof-of-concept for CTX001 in transfusion-dependent beta thalassemia- -Sickle cell disease: Patient is free of vaso-occlusive crises at 9 months after CTX001 infusion-
Jun 10, 2020
Vertex Announces European Commission Approval for KALYDECO® (ivacaftor) for Children and Adolescents With Cystic Fibrosis Between the Ages of 6 Months and 18 Years With the R117H Mutation in the CFTR Gene
- KALYDECO ® (ivacaftor) is the first and only approved medicine in Europe to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis in patients with the R117H mutation, the most common residual function mutation, in children as young as 6 months of age - LONDON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun.
Jun 03, 2020
Vertex Appoints Diana McKenzie to its Board of Directors
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 3, 2020-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that Diana McKenzie has been appointed to its board of directors as an independent director. Ms. McKenzie is a senior technology leader and innovator with deep experience across pharma,
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