After the first year everything is profit??
How are they thinking here is a snippet form an article.
For starters, the science at Vertex is so complex and costly that a voyage to Mars looks easy by comparison. The company’s visionary founder and CEO Josh Boger tells his staff at one point, “If you give me 20 years and a half-trillion dollars, I guarantee I can put people on Mars and bring them back. I guarantee it … But making a new drug that changes people’s lives is almost beyond human understanding.” Reading Werth’s two books makes that a believable statement.
Vertex’s science is also potentially beyond our ability to fund. The company’s burn rate is spectacular. For much of the book, the company hemorrhages about $60,000 an hour.