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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,
May 14, 2020
New Data for Investigational CRISPR/Cas9 Gene-Editing Therapy CTX001™ for Severe Hemoglobinopathies Accepted for Oral Presentation at the 25th European Hematology Association (EHA) Congress
ZUG, Switzerland and CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and BOSTON, May 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  CRISPR Therapeutics  (Nasdaq: CRSP) and  Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated  (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that new data from two ongoing Phase 1/2 clinical trials of the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing therapy CTX001 in
May 11, 2020
CRISPR Therapeutics and Vertex Pharmaceuticals Announce FDA Regenerative Medicine Advanced Therapy (RMAT) Designation Granted to CTX001™ for the Treatment of Severe Hemoglobinopathies
CTX001 has received Orphan Drug Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for transfusion-dependent beta thalassemia and from the European Medicines Agency for sickle cell disease and transfusion-dependent beta thalassemia ZUG, Switzerland and CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and BOSTON, May 11,
May 11, 2020
Vertex Foundation to Donate 10,000 Meals for Front-Line COVID-19 Health Care Workers at Two Boston Hospitals This Week
Donation to Frontline Foods will supply 10,000 meals to workers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital   Purchase of the meals from local  restaurants  will also support restaurant employees impacted economically by COVID-19 BOSTON – May 11, 2020 – Vertex Pharmaceuticals
May 01, 2020
Vertex Receives European CHMP Positive Opinion for KALYDECO® (ivacaftor) for Children and Adolescents With Cystic Fibrosis Between the Ages 6 Months and 18 Years With the R117H Mutation in the CFTR Gene
- If approved, KALYDECO ® (ivacaftor) will be the first and only medicine in Europe to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis in patients with the R117H mutation, the most common residual function mutation, as young as 6 months of age - LONDON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 1, 2020-- Vertex
Apr 29, 2020
Vertex Reports First-Quarter 2020 Financial Results
-Product revenues of $1.52 billion , a 77% increase compared to Q1 2019- -Company raises revenue guidance; now expects 2020 CF revenues of $5.3 to $5.6 billion - BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 29, 2020-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today reported consolidated financial
Apr 28, 2020
Vertex Announces Virtual 2020 Annual Meeting and Internet Access to Proxy Materials
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 28, 2020-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that, due to public health and travel safety concerns related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, its 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held as a virtual meeting.
Apr 27, 2020
Vertex Pharmaceuticals and Affinia Therapeutics Establish Multi-Year Collaboration to Discover and Develop Novel AAV Capsids for Genetic Therapies
Affinia Therapeutics’ proprietary AAV vector technology to be used in Vertex’s genetic therapy efforts with focus on Duchenne muscular dystrophy, myotonic dystrophy type 1 and cystic fibrosis BOSTON & WALTHAM, Mass. --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 27, 2020-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Apr 24, 2020
The Vertex Foundation Announces Donation to Food Banks Canada to Help With COVID-19 Response
TORONTO , April 24, 2020 /CNW/ - Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated announced that the Vertex Foundation , a nonprofit charitable foundation, will donate $50,000 CAD to Food Banks Canada to support their COVID-19 Response Fund . Food banks across Canada have been severely impacted by COVID-19.
Apr 21, 2020
Vertex Announces Innovative Reimbursement Agreement in Switzerland for ORKAMBI® (lumacaftor/ivacaftor) and SYMDEKO® (tezacaftor/ivacaftor and ivacaftor) for Eligible Cystic Fibrosis Patients
Agreement also enables the possibility of rapid patient access to future triple combination regimen (elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor and ivacaftor) once approved in Switzerland LONDON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 21, 2020-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that it has
Apr 20, 2020
Vertex to Announce First-Quarter 2020 Financial Results on April 29
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 20, 2020-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) will report its first-quarter 2020 financial results on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 after the financial markets close. The company will host a conference call and webcast at 5:00 p.m. ET .
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