Filgotinib is a selective JAK1 inhibitor, potentially best-in-class
Based on results from our Phase 2 trials, we believe that filgotinib is a promising candidate for the treatment of RA, CD and potentially other inflammatory diseases. We are party to an exclusive Collaboration Agreement with Gilead to develop and commercialize filgotinib in multiple diseases. Under the terms of the collaboration, Gilead is primarily responsible for development and seeking regulatory approval of the licensed product. We are required to use commercially reasonable efforts as requested by Gilead to assist Gilead with certain development activities. Gilead initiated Phase 3 clinical programs in RA and CD, and a Phase 2b/3 program in UC in 2016.