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Vertex Pharmaceuticals Has Robust Late-Stage Research Pipeline

Margaret Patrick
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Has Robust Late-Stage Research Pipeline

Should Investors Be Interested in Vertex Pharmaceuticals in 2018? On October 25, 2017, Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) announced positive top-line results from its open-label Phase 3 trial that evaluated Orkambi in 60 children suffering with cystic fibrosis (or CF) who have two copies of the F508del mutation. The trial reached its primary endpoint of safety, and Orkambi demonstrated improvement in secondary endpoints such as nutritional status and sweat chloride.