A look at the history of Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. has been at the forefront of the biotech revolution since its founding in 1989. It has developed a number of drugs since, but the latest effort, telaprevir – which can be used to treat hepatitis C – was approved today by the Food and Drug Administration after more than a decade of research. The drug will be sold an marketed under the brand name Incivek.
Look inside to see the background behind the company, how it functions and its history.
Pictured: Joshua Boger, founder of Vertex.