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We are focused on value for patients.

We are driven in our pursuit to create medicines and have spent the last 20 years doing what was once thought to be impossible — developing the first medicines that treat the underlying cause of CF.

Our aim is to cure CF.

This website is for UK
audiences only

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An overview of CF

  • Over 10,000 people in the UK have CF − the second highest number in the world.
  • CF is a debilitating, life-shortening inherited condition that causes progressive damage to organs across the body from birth.
  • Currently, there is no cure for CF and half of people in the UK with CF die before they are 31.
  • The daily impact of treatment is significant. It can take up to four or more hours involving, nebulisers, physiotherapy and up to 70 tablets a day.
  • CF accounts for 9,500 hospital admissions and over 100,000 hospital bed days a year. A third of these are used by children under 15.