ADVISORY, May 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Galapagos (Nasdaq:GLPG) (Euronext:GLPG) is a clinical-stage European biotechnology company specialized in the discovery and development of small molecule medicines with novel modes of action. Galapagos has just reported positive Phase 2B research results with filgotinib, a new oral medicine for rheumatoid arthritis which is partnered with AbbVie. Galapagos will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of its IPO on The Nasdaq Stock Market to raise funds for research on its remaining novel mode-of-action medicine programs.
In honor of the occasion, Onno van de Stolpe, Chief Executive Officer will ring the Opening Bell.
Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Thursday, May 14, 2015 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET
Galapagos Media Contact:
+31 622 916 240
Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463
Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
18 mhz Lower
DL 3811 Vertical
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About Galapagos (Euronext: GLPG, Nasdaq: GLPG):
Galapagos is a clinical-stage biotechnology company specialized in the discovery and development of small molecule medicines with novel modes of action, with a pipeline comprising three Phase 2 programs, two Phase 1 trials, five pre-clinical studies, and 25 discovery small-molecule and antibody programs in cystic fibrosis, inflammation, and other indications. In the field of inflammation, AbbVie and Galapagos signed a collaboration agreement for the development and commercialization of filgotinib. Filgotinib is an orally-available, selective inhibitor of JAK1 for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and potentially other inflammatory diseases, currently in Phase 2B studies in RA and in Phase 2 in Crohn’s disease. Galapagos reported good activity and a favorable safety profile at 12 weeks in both the DARWIN 1 and 2 trials in RA. AbbVie and Galapagos also signed a collaboration agreement in cystic fibrosis to develop and commercialize molecules that address mutations in the CFTR gene. Potentiator GLPG1837 is currently in a Phase 1 trial, and corrector GLPG2222 is at the pre-clinical candidate stage. GLPG1205, a first-in-class inhibitor of GPR84 and fully-owned by Galapagos, is currently being tested in a Phase 2 proof-of-concept trial in ulcerative colitis patients. GLPG1690, a fully proprietary, first-in-class inhibitor of autotaxin, has shown favorable safety in a Phase 1 trial and is expected to enter Phase 2 in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. The Galapagos Group, including fee-for-service subsidiary Fidelta, has approximately 400 employees, operating from its Mechelen, Belgium headquarters and facilities in The Netherlands, France, and Croatia. Further information at: www.glpg.com
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