Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Good, no, Great news Day!

Hey, look I know this is only really good news for us G551D's so far; but Vertex are working on a correction for you Df508's as well, so fingers crossed. I'm especially hopeful that this will be of benefit for Rob from the CF forum who is fighting to get on the transplant list at the moment.

"Phase 3 Study of VX-770 Showed Profound and Sustained Improvements in Lung Function (FEV1) and Other Measures of Disease Among People With a Specific Type of Cystic Fibrosis

- Relative mean improvement in lung function of approximately 17% from baseline compared to placebo achieved by people treated with VX-770; mean absolute improvement from baseline of approximately 10.5% compared to placebo; both measures through 24 and 48 weeks -

- Significant improvements in all key secondary endpoints for VX-770; patients were 55% less likely to experience a pulmonary exacerbation, had significant reductions in sweat chloride and, on average, gained nearly 7 pounds -

- Discontinuations due to adverse events were less frequent among people treated with VX-770 -

- Data support Vertex plan to submit U.S. and European regulatory applications for approval in the second half of 2011 -"

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