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Mar 06, 2019
Two Phase 3 Studies of the Triple Combination of VX-445, Tezacaftor and Ivacaftor Met Primary Endpoint of Improvement in Lung Function (ppFEV1) in People with Cystic Fibrosis
-Mean absolute improvement in ppFEV 1 of 13.8 percentage points from baseline at week 4 in people with one F508del mutation and one minimal function mutation (F/MF) compared to placebo (p
Feb 25, 2019
CRISPR Therapeutics and Vertex Announce Progress in Clinical Development Programs for the Investigational CRISPR/Cas9 Gene-Editing Therapy CTX001
-First patient infused with CTX001 in a Phase 1/2 clinical trial for patients with beta thalassemia- -First patient enrolled in a Phase 1/2 clinical trial of CTX001 for patients with sickle cell disease- ZUG, Switzerland and CAMBRIDGE and BOSTON, Mass., Feb.
Feb 21, 2019
Vertex Appoints Lloyd Carney to its Board of Directors
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 21, 2019-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that Lloyd Carney has been appointed to its board of directors as an independent director. Mr. Carney is a prominent technology executive with experience leading innovative, high-growth
Feb 14, 2019
Positive Phase 3 Study for Tezacaftor/Ivacaftor Combination in Children Aged 6-11 Years with Cystic Fibrosis Supports European Medicines Agency Submission
-Study met primary endpoint with a statistically significant improvement in absolute change in lung clearance index (LCI 2.5 ) through 8 weeks of tezacaftor/ivacaftor treatment- -Tezacaftor in combination with ivacaftor was generally well tolerated and safety data were consistent with previous
Feb 05, 2019
Vertex Reports Full-Year and Fourth-Quarter 2018 Financial Results
- Full-year 2018 CF product revenues of $3.04 billion , a 40% increase compared to $2.17 billion in 2017; fourth-quarter 2018 CF product revenues of $868 million - - Full-year 2018 GAAP operating income increased 415% to $635 million ; non-GAAP operating income increased 97% to $1.11 billion - -
Jan 28, 2019
Health Canada Grants Market Authorization for KALYDECO® (ivacaftor) in Children Ages 12 to <24 months with Certain Mutations in the CFTR Gene
-KALYDECO is the first and only approved medicine in Canada to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis in these young patients- BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 28, 2019-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that Health Canada has granted Market Authorization for
Jan 23, 2019
Vertex Announces Departure of Ian Smith, Names Interim CFO
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 23, 2019-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that Ian Smith has been terminated as Chief Operating Officer and interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective immediately. Mr. Smith’s termination is the result of personal behavior that
Jan 22, 2019
Vertex to Announce Full-Year and Fourth-Quarter 2018 Financial Results on February 5
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 22, 2019-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) will report its full year and fourth quarter 2018 financial results on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 after the financial markets close. The company will host a conference call and webcast at 4:30 p.m. ET .
Jan 21, 2019
Vertex Announces European Commission Approval for ORKAMBI® (lumacaftor/ivacaftor) for Treatment of Children with Cystic Fibrosis Aged 2 to 5 Years Old with Most Common Form of the Disease
Lumacaftor/ivacaftor is the first and only approved medicine in Europe to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis for approximately 1,500 children aged 2 to 5 with two copies of the F508del mutation LONDON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 21, 2019-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Europe) Limited today
Jan 04, 2019
CRISPR Therapeutics and Vertex Announce FDA Fast Track Designation for CTX001 for the Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease
ZUG, Switzerland and CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and BOSTON, Jan. 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CRISPR Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CRSP) and Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track Designation for CTX001 for the
Jan 03, 2019
Vertex and Arbor Biotechnologies Establish Collaboration to Discover Novel Proteins to Advance Discovery of Gene-Editing Therapies
-Multi-year research collaboration funded by Vertex using Arbor’s proprietary research platform to enhance efforts in developing gene-editing therapies in five diseases- -Arbor to receive up-front cash payment and convertible note investment, research funding, and potential for additional
Jan 02, 2019
Vertex to Present at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on January 7
BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 2, 2019-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that management will present at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. ET ( 11:30 a.m. PT ). The audio portion of management’s remarks can be accessed
Dec 19, 2018
Vertex Announces it will Submit Cystic Fibrosis Medicines ORKAMBI® (lumacaftor/ivacaftor) as well as SYMKEVI® (tezacaftor/ivacaftor) to be Used in Combination with ivacaftor, to the Scottish Medicines Consortium for Appraisal
- If accepted by the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) for use on the NHS in Scotland , eligible patients could have access to these precision cystic fibrosis medicines in 2019 - - While the SMC reviews the submissions, clinicians can apply for access to these CF medicines via the PACS Tier 2
Dec 18, 2018
Vertex Announces Positive Phase 2 Data in Third Proof-of-Concept Study with the NaV1.8 Inhibitor VX-150
-Treatment with the NaV1.8 inhibitor VX-150 showed significant relief of pain in patients with small fiber neuropathy and was generally well tolerated- -Third positive Phase 2 proof-of-concept study for VX-150 further validates the potential role of NaV1.8 inhibition for the treatment of multiple
Dec 13, 2018
Health Canada Grants Market Authorization for ORKAMBI® (lumacaftor/ivacaftor) for Children with Cystic Fibrosis Aged 2 to 5 Years Old with Most Common Form of the Disease
- ORKAMBI is the first medicine in Canada to treat the underlying cause of CF in young children with two copies of the F508del mutation - BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 13, 2018-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq:VRTX) today announced that Health Canada has granted Market Authorization
Nov 29, 2018
Vertex Announces European Commission Approval for KALYDECO® (ivacaftor) to Treat Patients with Cystic Fibrosis Aged 12 to <24 months with Certain Mutations in the CFTR Gene
Ivacaftor is the first and only approved medicine in Europe to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis in these young patients LONDON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 29, 2018-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Europe) Limited today announced that the European Commission has granted approval of the label
Nov 27, 2018
Two Phase 3 Studies of the Triple Combination of VX-659, Tezacaftor and Ivacaftor Met Primary Endpoint of Improvement in Lung Function (ppFEV1) in People with Cystic Fibrosis
-Mean absolute improvement in ppFEV 1 of 14.0 percentage points from baseline at week 4 in people with one F508del mutation and one minimal function mutation compared to placebo (p
Nov 16, 2018
Vertex Receives European CHMP Positive Opinion for ORKAMBI® (lumacaftor/ivacaftor) for Treatment of Children with Cystic Fibrosis Aged 2 to 5 Years Old with Most Common Form of the Disease
- If approved, lumacaftor/ivacaftor will be the first medicine in Europe to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis for approximately 1,500 young children with two copies of the F508del mutation - LONDON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 16, 2018-- Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Europe) Limited today
Nov 01, 2018
Vertex Announces European Authorization for Third Cystic Fibrosis Medicine SYMKEVI® (tezacaftor/ivacaftor), to be used in combination with ivacaftor (KALYDECO®), for People with CF Aged 12 and Older with Certain Mutations in the CFTR gene
- A new treatment option for patients with two copies of the F508del mutation, the most common mutation in cystic fibrosis - - First medicine in the EU to treat the CFTR protein defect in patients who have one copy of the F508del mutation and one copy of one of 14 mutations that result in residual
Oct 24, 2018
Vertex Reports Third-Quarter 2018 Financial Results
-Third-quarter 2018 total CF product revenues of $783 million , a 42% increase compared to $550 million in the third quarter of 2017- -Company reiterates full-year 2018 total CF product revenue guidance of $2.9 to $3.0 billion ; reiterates full-year 2018 combined non-GAAP R&D and SG&A expense
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