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Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Vertex Pharmaecuticals (NASDAQ: VRTX) is a biotech/pharmaceutical company, specializing in the development of small molecule drugs.

Company Description

Vertex was founded in 1989 Joshua Boger with the help of a team of chemists who left Merck to help start this new company, hoping radically alter the business of drug development through innovative drug design.

The early days of the company are described in The Billion-Dollar Molecule by Barry Werth.

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