BioFocus DPI extends ISO certification to Leiden operations

Mechelen, Belgium; 28 November 2006 – Galapagos NV (Euronext & LSE: GLPG) announced today that its service division BioFocus DPI has extended its International Standards Organization’s ISO 9001:2000 certification to cover its Target Discovery operations in Leiden.  BioFocus DPI first received certification for its Cambridge site in 2003.  The extension to Leiden follows on an external audit performed by Lloyds Register of Quality Assurance (LRQA), a UKAS and Dutch RvA accredited quality certification body.
The scope of BioFocus DPI’s certification covers its provision of biological and chemical research for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and agrochemical industries.  ISO 9001 is an internationally accepted standard that represents good management practices and aims to ensure that organizations consistently deliver products or services that meet their clients’ quality requirements.
“This certification reflects our commitment to excellence in drug discovery and the professionalism and hard work of all our staff.  We intend to build on our success in Leiden, as we strive to exceed our customers’ expectations,” said Chris Newton, Senior Vice President of BioFocus DPI.
About Galapagos
Galapagos is a publicly traded, genomics-based drug discovery company (Euronext Brussels, GLPG; Euronext Amsterdam, GLPGA, London AiM: GLPG) that has drug discovery programs based on proprietary, novel targets in bone and joint diseases – osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis.  Galapagos offers a full suite of target-to-drug discovery products and services to pharmaceutical and biotech companies through its division BioFocus DPI, encompassing target discovery and drug discovery services through to delivery of pre-clinical candidates.  In addition, BioFocus DPI provides adenoviral reagents for rapid identification and validation of novel drug targets and compound libraries for drug screening.  Galapagos currently employs more than 330 people, including 144 PhDs, and operates facilities in seven countries, with global headquarters in Mechelen, Belgium.  More information about Galapagos and BioFocus DPI can be found at
BioFocus DPI
Chris Newton, Senior Vice President
Tel: + 44 1799 533535
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