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Vertex’s Big Day Felt Like Moon Landing, Seattle Researcher Says

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Vertex’s Big Day Felt Like Moon Landing, Seattle Researcher Says

February 01, 2012

http://www.xconomy.com/boston/2012/02/01/vertexs-big-day-felt-like-moon-landing-seattle-researcher-says/

 

Source - Xconomy.com


Seattle Children's Dr. Bonnie Ramsey said three years ago that a cystic fibrosis drug from Vertex Pharmaceuticals was a huge medical advance in the making. Yesterday, she says, was the day it truly felt like she was part of a team that reached the moon-shot goal. The good news came when the FDA approved Vertex’s ivacaftor (Kalydeco) as the first drug of its kind to work by treating an underlying genetic defect for cystic fibrosis.

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