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Kalydeco is an excellent example of the promise of personalized medicine - targeted drugs that treat patients with a specific genetic makeup. The unique and mutually beneficial partnership that led to the approval of Kalydeco serves as a great model for what companies and patient groups can achieve if they collaborate on drug development."
Kalydeco is the first available treatment that targets the defective CFTR protein, which is the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis. This is a breakthrough therapy for the cystic fibrosis community because current therapies only treat the symptoms of this genetic disease.
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