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Who we are

Galapagos NV discovers and develops small molecule medicines with novel modes of action, several of which show promising patient results and are currently in clinical development in multiple diseases. Our pipeline comprises discovery through to Phase 3 programs in inflammation, fibrosis, and other indications.

Our ambition is to become a leading global biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of innovative medicines.

Our mission is to develop first-in-class medicines based on the discovery of novel targets. Using human primary cells and patient cells, the company discovers which proteins (‘targets’) play a key role in causing diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and fibrosis. Galapagos then aims to develop small molecules that inhibit these targets, restore the balance and thereby positively influence the course of the disease. This approach addresses the disease rather than just treating the symptoms.

Our aim is to make a lasting positive contribution to society through discovery of breakthrough therapies for diseases with large unmet medical need.

Galapagos has more than 1,200 employees worldwide, with sites in Belgium (international headquarters), the Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and the US.