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At Vertex Pharmaceuticals, helping patients is always the number one priority, and that is especially important when developing a clinical trial.

“By thinking first about the patients and what they need, we can develop clinical trials that tell us how the treatments impact those needs,” says Mark Higgins, Senior Director of Clinical Development at Vertex.

Check out the video below, where Mark shares more about his role at Vertex and how we’ve assembled a team of experienced multidisciplinary scientists and partnerships devoted to solving problems that will potentially help us realize the ultimate goal of curing cystic fibrosis. 

About Science of Grit

Science of Grit shares the story behind our 20+ year journey in cystic fibrosis (CF) and a closer look at our CF drug discovery process. These animated videos feature scientists and leaders from our San Diego R&D site and our international headquarters in London, and illuminate the creativity, drive and determination involved in designing and developing potential medicines that aim to improve the lives of people living with CF.    

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