| Vertex Pharmaceuticals is a biotechnology company. Co. has clinical and research programs to develop treatment of cystic fibrosis. In addition, Co. has a pipeline of investigational therapies in other diseases where it is utilizing insight into causal human biology, including sickle cell disease, beta thalassemia, APOL1-mediated kidney disease, type 1 diabetes, pain, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, and muscular dystrophies. Co.'s marketed CF medicines are TRIKAFTA/KAFTRIO (elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor and ivacaftor), SYMDEKO/SYMKEVI (tezacaftor in combination with ivacaftor), ORKAMBI (lumacaftor in combination with ivacaftor) and KALYDECO (ivacaftor). |
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