Our commitment to patients is uncompromising

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Patients come first
at Vertex

We are relentless in our pursuit to create transformative medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. This has been our singular purpose for more than 30 years.  

Our core values drive our patient-centric mentality. Our Uncompromising Commitment to Patients value is why we understand the importance of going beyond research and development to engage in advocacy, awareness and community support. It’s why we’re committed to engaging with patient organizations around the globe— to ensure our work is always centered on addressing the lived experiences of people with serious diseases, caregivers and families.

And we wouldn’t be where we are today without the incredible patient communities – thank you.


Our commitment

We strive to:

  • Put patients first and at the center of everything we do 

  • Communicate clearly, accurately, honestly and transparently 

  • Listen and learn from patients and caregivers about their experience living with a serious disease and apply these insights to our work  

  • Respect the unique, independent voice of patient organizations and the individuals they represent 

  • Support initiatives that help patients to live a full and engaged lifestyle 

  • Encourage and provide opportunities for our employees to engage in the community 

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How patients motivate us

Creating transformative medicines truly takes a village. From our scientists in the lab to our patient engagement team members, every Vertex employee is motivated by patients — always looking for creative paths to the hardest-to-solve challenges.