By Molika Ashford

Vertex last month submitted new drug applications to the US Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency for Kalydeco, a CFTR potentiator that showed promising results in two clinical trials this year for cystic fibrosis patients harboring the G551D mutation.

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