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About Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation to create transformative medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases.
We discovered and developed the first medicines to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis (CF), a rare, life-threatening genetic disease. In addition to clinical development programs in CF, Vertex has more than a dozen ongoing research programs focused on the underlying mechanisms of other serious diseases.
Founded in 1989 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, our corporate headquarters is now located in Boston’s Innovation District, and our international headquarters is in London, United Kingdom. We currently employ approximately 2,500 people in the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia and Latin America with nearly two-thirds of our staff dedicated to research and development.
Vertex is consistently recognized as one of the industry’s top places to work by Science Magazine, The Boston Globe, Boston Business Journal and the San Diego Business Journal. Our research and medicines have also received esteemed recognitions, including the Robert J. Beall Therapeutics Development Award, the French Prix Galien and the British Pharmacological Society awards.
600 articles with Vertex Pharmaceuticals
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 (LCI2.5) through 8 weeks of tezacaftor/ivacaftor treatment
Every year, BioSpace analyzes the biotech industry, looking for the hot new biotech startups to watch. Here’s a look at the top 3 companies from the Top 20 Life Science Startups to Watch in the U.S. from 2016.
1/25/2019Movers and Shakers is BioSpace's weekly roundup of leadership appointments and changes within the biopharma world. Included this week are Genentech, Editas, Sage, Sangamo, and more.
Vertex fired Chief Operating Officer Ian Smith, who had also been serving as interim chief financial officer since December. The Boston-based company said it promptly launched a comprehensive investigation into the allegations made against Smith with the assistance of an independent external coun...
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
New Year, fresh start? Could be. WalletHub recently compared more than 180 cities across the U.S., using 30 key indicators to evaluate their job strength. Some of those factors were job opportunities, employment growth, monthly average starting salary and employment outlook.
The Orphan Drug Act (ODA) was enacted on January 4, 1983. It was designed to encourage the development of drugs for rare diseases. The law was amended the following year to define rare diseases as ones that affect fewer than 200,000 people in the U.S. But it also included drugs that affect more t...
With the holidays over and the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference next week, companies were clearly revving their engines, ready to race into the new year. Here’s a roundup of some of the top deals that were announced today.
EvaluatePharma and Vantage recently released their Vantage 2019 Preview which looks at the current year’s biopharma market and makes projections about the upcoming year.
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).
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
Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Europe) Limited today announced that, following constructive discussions with the Scottish Government, it will submit ORKAMBI® (lumacaftor/ivacaftor) as well as SYMKEVI® (tezacaftor/ivacaftor) to be used in combination with ivacaftor, to the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) for appraisal.
With the closure of another year just weeks ahead, this time of year is one that many people use to take a look behind and see what lessons were learned over the past 12 months. For the world of biopharma, it’s also important to see what lessons have been learned.
The FDA is often publishing draft guidelines and asking for expert feedback on that guidance. It’s been a busy week in this regard, with several areas of healthcare and drug development and manufacturing being covered by the agency. Here’s a look.
The idea of throwing Big Pharma under the bus in order to protect innovative biotech companies sparked a robust conversation at the seventh annual Forbes Healthcare Summit.
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
Vertex Pharmaceuticals announced that two Phase III clinical trials of its triple combination of VX-659, tezacaftor and ivacaftor met their primary endpoint in cystic fibrosis (CF).
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
Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Europe) Limited today announced that the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) adopted a positive opinion for ORKAMBI® (lumacaftor/ivacaftor) for the treatment of people with cystic fibrosis (CF) aged 2 to 5 years old who have two copies of the F508del mutation, the most common form of the disease.
Boston Business Journal recently created a list of 15 Massachusetts life science companies that in their third-quarter reports, allocated the highest percentage of total costs to research and development. Here’s a look.
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
What is AbbVie thinking? That’s the question of many investors, analysts and industry watchers as the Chicago-based AbbVie decided to buy up researcher partner Galapagos' cystic fibrosis portfolio instead of walking away.