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VX-770 Trial Begins in Children as Part of Phase 3 Program

August 5, 2009

Today, the CF Foundation announced the initiation of a clinical trial in children as part of the Phase 3 registration program for VX-770. VX-770 is an investigational oral therapy aimed at treating the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis. The drug is being developed by Vertex Pharmaceuticals with support from the CF Foundation.  

This is the second of three clinical trials underway in the Phase 3 registration program for VX-770. The registration program is designed to generate data that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration can use to determine if VX-770 is safe, effective and acceptable for approval.

“This potential drug is one of the most promising therapies in our pipeline that aims to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis,” said Robert J. Beall, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of the CF Foundation.

“We’re excited that enrollment is open for this second trial. The initiation of this study is an advancement in our efforts to bring a new therapeutic option to CF patients.”

The trial is a two-part study of VX-770 in patients with CF age six to 11 years who have the G551D mutation of CF. It will enroll approximately 30 children with CF.

The first trial, which was initiated in May, is examining VX-770 in people with CF age 12 and older who have the G551D mutation of CF.

Please call the clinical trials hotline operated
by Vertex at (877) 634-8789 to learn more about joining.

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