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Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disease characterized by the secretion of thick, sticky mucus which clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections; and obstructs pancreatic enzyme secretions that are essential for the body to break down and absorb nutrients. CF patients have a limited number of available treatment options and significant unmet needs still exist. Opportunities are significant for new therapies that will improve symptoms, change the course of this disease, as well as increase therapy options. The introduction of the first disease modifying therapy, Kalydeco (ivacaftor), by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, paved the way for a new class of therapies known as cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) modulators. During our forecast period, new CFTR modulators will enter the CF market and rapid growth is forecast.