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Logo Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc
Discovers and develops novel, small molecule pharmaceuticals

Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is engaged in the business of discovering, developing, manufacturing and commercializing small molecule drugs.

The company's research focuses on cystic fibrosis; infectious diseases, including viral infections, such as influenza, and bacterial infections; autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis; cancer, inflammatory bowel disease; and neurological disorders, including pain, Huntington's disease and multiple sclerosis.

Its product pipe line includes NCIVEK (telaprevir), which is marketed in the U.S. and Canada for the treatment of adults with genotype 1 hepatitis C virus, or HCV, infection; and KALYDECO (ivacaftor), which it markets in the U.S., Canada and Europe for the treatment of patients six years of age and older with cystic fibrosis, or CF, who have a specific genetic mutation that is referred to as the G551D mutation.

The company's other drug candidates include ivacaftor, VX-809, VX-661, VX-135, VX-222, VX-509 and VX-787.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals was founded by Boger S. Joshua in 1989 and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.
Sales per Businesses
20122013Delta
USD (in Million)%USD (in Million)%
Pharmaceuticals1,527100%1,212100% -26%
Sales per Regions
20122013Delta
USD (in Million)%USD (in Million)%
United States1,37489.9%896.9574% -53.13%
Europe129.798.5%279.5623.1% +53.57%
Other23.741.6%35.472.9% +33.06%
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Officers and Executives
NameAgeOfficer SinceTitle
Jeff M. Leiden PhD, MD581969Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Ian F. Smith481969Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
Peter R. Mueller, PhD571969Chief Scientific Officer
Robert Kauffman MD, PhD-1969Chief Medical Officer & Senior Vice President
Matthew W. Emmens621969Director
Joshua S. Boger, PhD621969Director
Bruce I. Sachs, MBA541969Co-Lead Independent Director
Elaine S. Ullian661969Co-Lead Independent Director
Wayne Joseph Riley MD, MBA541969Independent Director
Margaret G. McGlynn, MBA541969Independent Director
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Healthcare
Biotechnology / Pharmaceuticals
 Biotechnology / Pharmaceuticals
  Biotechnology
Shareholders
- Capital World Investors 10,80%
- Wellington Management Company 7,00%
- Blackrock 6,90%
- The Vanguard Group 6,70%
- Prudential Financial 5,80%
- Managers and Directors 2,30%
- Mister Joshua S. Boger 1,00%
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Company contact information
50 avenue Northern
US-MA 02210 Boston
USA

Phone : +1 617 444 6100
Fax : +1 617 444 6680
Internet : http://www.vpharm.com
Markets and indexes
- NASDAQ All Markets
- Nasdaq Global Select Market
- Nasdaq 100 / SP500
Stock Exchange Codes
- ISIN Code :  US92532F1003
- Bloomberg Code :  VRTX:US
- Reuters Code :  VRTX.O
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