"Galapagos discovers new medicines that work in completely new ways"

"Galapagos NV (Euronext & NASDAQ: GLPG) is a clinical-stage biotechnology company specialized in the discovery and development of small molecule medicines that work in completely new ways. Using patient cells, DNA and the adenovirus as a means of transportation, the company discovers which proteins (‘targets’) play a key role in causing diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. 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 itself rather than just treating the symptoms." 

"Galapagos' pipeline comprises Phase 3 through to discovery programs in cystic fibrosis, inflammation, fibrosis, osteoarthritis and other indications. Our target discovery platform has delivered three novel mechanisms showing promising patient results in, respectively, inflammatory diseases, idiopathic fibrosis and atopic dermatitis. Galapagos is focused on the development and commercialization of novel medicines that will improve people's lives. The Galapagos group, including fee-for-service subsidiary Fidelta, has approximately 578 employees, operating from its Mechelen, Belgium headquarters and facilities in the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, the US and Croatia. More information at ."

"By financially supporting this exhibition, Galapagos is helping to increase society’s knowledge about microbes and their uses in scientific research."