Mechelen, Belgium; 12 May 2014 - Galapagos NV (Euronext: GLPG) provides a date for its annual R&D Update and removes first and third quarter business updates from its financial calendar.
Galapagos will hold its annual R&D Update on 17 June 2014 in midtown New York, NY. Presenters will be CEO Onno van de Stolpe and CSO Piet Wigerinck. The event will be webcast from Galapagos' website starting at 8 AM ET/14.00 CET. To attend the meeting in NYC, contact investor relations below.
In accordance with recent changes in Belgian law, Galapagos will no longer publish qualitative first and third quarter business updates; subsequently, the 16 May and 14 November updates have been removed from Galapagos' financial calendar. The next financial reporting by Galapagos will be the First Half 2014 Results on 8 August 2014 and Full Year 2014 Results on 6 March 2015.
Galapagos (Euronext: GLPG; OTC: GLPYY) is specialized in novel modes-of-action, with a large pipeline comprising five Phase 2 studies (two led by GSK), one Phase 1 study, six pre-clinical, and 20 discovery small-molecule and antibody programs in cystic fibrosis, inflammation, antibiotics, metabolic disease, and other indications. In the field of inflammation, AbbVie and Galapagos signed a worldwide license agreement whereby AbbVie will be responsible for further development and commercialization of GLPG0634 after Phase 2B. GLPG0634 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 has another selective JAK1 inhibitor in Phase 2 in ulcerative colitis and psoriasis, GSK2586184 (formerly GLPG0778, in-licensed by GlaxoSmithKline in 2012). GLPG0974 is the first inhibitor of FFA2 to be evaluated clinically for the treatment of IBD; this program is currently in a Proof-of-Concept Phase 2 study. GLPG1205 is a first-in-class molecule that targets inflammatory disorders and has completed Phase 1. AbbVie and Galapagos signed an agreement in CF whereby they work collaboratively to develop and commercialize oral drugs that address two mutations in the CFTR gene, the G551D and F508del mutation. Potentiator GLPG1837 is at the pre-clinical candidate stage. Galapagos has 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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