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Launch pad for Vertex

Fresh $400M: Vertex says it's close to fully integrated biopharma goal

September 27, 2010 7:00 AM UTC

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTX) has given itself about seven quarters of runway with its latest financing - last week's $400 million convertible note offering.

That could be enough to get the biotech through a launch of its HCV candidate telaprevir, which is slated for next year. Next quarter, Vertex plans to complete the submission of a rolling NDA to FDA for the small molecule HCV NS3/4A protease inhibitor...