Galapagos to host annual R&D update on 27 March

Live presentation at 8 AM ET in New York City
Webcast at 1 PM CET/12 PM GMT,, +32 2290 1608

Mechelen, Belgium; 20 March 2013 – Galapagos NV (Euronext: GLPG) will host its annual R&D update in New York City on Wednesday, 27 March. 

Formal proceedings will begin at 8:00 am Eastern Time/1:00 pm Central European Time and end at approximately 10:00 am ET/3:00 pm CET.  The event will include presentations from Onno van de Stolpe, CEO, and Dr Piet Wigerinck, CSO, who will discuss the progress in the portfolio of novel mode-of-action medicines, and include the plans for the upcoming Phase 2b trial of its selective JAK1 inhibitor GLPG0634.

The presentation will be webcast live and archived on Galapagos’ website for one year.  To access the live webcast, go to or click here, call number +32-2290-1608.  To attend this meeting in person, please contact Elizabeth Goodwin at

About Galapagos
Galapagos (Euronext: GLPG; OTC: GLPYY) is specialized in novel modes-of-action, with a large pipeline of four clinical, six pre-clinical, and 30 discovery small-molecule and antibody programs in cystic fibrosis, inflammation, antibiotics, metabolic disease, and other indications.
GLPG0634 is an orally-available, selective inhibitor of JAK1 for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and potentially other inflammatory diseases, about to enter Phase 2b studies.  AbbVie and Galapagos signed a worldwide license agreement whereby AbbVie will be responsible for further development and commercialization after Phase 2b.  Galapagos has another selective JAK1 inhibitor in Phase 2 in lupus and psoriasis, GSK2586184 (formerly GLPG0778, in-licensed by GlaxoSmithKline in 2012).  GLPG0187 is a novel integrin receptor antagonist currently in a Phase 1b patient study in metastasis.  GLPG0974 is the first inhibitor of GPR43 to be evaluated clinically for the treatment of IBD; this program will start a Proof of Concept Phase 2 study in Q2 2013.
The Galapagos Group, including fee-for-service companies BioFocus, Argenta and Fidelta, has over 800 employees and operates facilities in five countries, with global headquarters in Mechelen, Belgium.  Further information at:


Elizabeth Goodwin, Director Investor Relations
Tel: +31 6 2291 6240

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