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Operational Performance

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Portfolio update

Immunology portfolio

  • Jyseleca® (filgotinib) (JAK1)
    • Jyseleca® is reimbursed for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and ulcerative colitis (UC) in 19 and 18 countries respectively. Sobi2, our distribution and commercialization partner in Eastern and Central Europe, Portugal, Greece, and the Baltic countries, launched Jyseleca® in Czech Republic and Poland in UC and in Croatia in RA. The commercial launch of Jyseleca® in Poland resulted in a €1 million milestone receivable for us in the first half of 2023.
    • The European Commission endorsed the recommendation of the Pharmaceutical Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) to add measures to minimize risks of serious side effects with the JAK inhibitors class of medicines used for chronic inflammatory disorders. The product information for all JAK inhibitors has been updated accordingly to include these recommendations and warnings.
    • We dosed the first patients in the pivotal Phase 3 OLINGUITO study in axial spondyloarthritis (AxSpA).
    • Based on the topline results from the Phase 3 DIVERSITY study in Crohn’s disease (CD), we decided not to submit a Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) in Europe in this indication and not to proceed with the MAA for filgotinib in UC in Switzerland.
    • We presented various data abstracts at the annual ECCO and EULAR congresses in Europe.
  • Our pipeline assets

Oncology portfolio

  • We are encouraged by the initial safety, efficacy and point-of-care feasibility results observed in the Phase 1/2 studies with our CD19 CAR-T candidates, GLPG5101 and GLPG5201, which underscore the potential global transformational impact our differentiated approach to CAR-T cell therapy could have on patients.
    • GLPG5101 in relapsed/refractory non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (rrNHL)
      • We are in the final stages of the Phase 1 part of the ongoing Phase 1/2 ATALANTA-1 study, which enrolled patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma and indolent lymphoma. To generate a robust data package that is informative for further development, we have decided to include more patients of certain subpopulations, in the Phase 1 dose-escalation cohort of ATALANTA-1.
      • The first patients with indolent lymphoma and mantle cell lymphoma in the Phase 2 dose-expansion cohort of ATALANTA-1 have been dosed.
    • GLPG5201 in relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (rrCLL), with or without Richter’s transformation (RT)
  • We initiated multiple programs spanning various drug modalities, including biologicals, CAR-T cell therapies and small molecules, to further build our research pipeline.

Corporate update

  • At the Annual General Meeting held on 25 April 2023, all proposed resolutions were approved, including (i) the re-appointment of the following Board members: Mr. Peter Guenter as non-executive independent Director and Mr. Daniel O’Day and Dr. Linda Higgins as non-executive non-independent Directors, all for a period of four years; and (ii) the appointment of BDO Bedrijfsrevisoren BV, represented by Ms. Ellen Lombaerts, as the company’s new Statutory Auditor for a period of three years.
  • The Board of Directors created 1,975,000 subscriptions rights under new subscription right plans.
  • Thad Huston was appointed as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Operating Officer (COO), succeeding Bart Filius, as of 1 July 2023.
  • The Board of Directors appointed Dr. Susanne Schaffert as non-executive independent Director by way of co-optation on 12 June 2023, replacing Dr. Rajesh Parekh who stepped down on 10 June 2023.
  • We completed the integrated drug discovery collaboration transaction with NovAliX on 30 June 2023, effective as from 1 July 2023. Under the terms of the agreement, Galapagos’ drug discovery and research activities conducted in Romainville, France, and Galapagos’ employees in Romainville, which are exclusively dedicated to the operation of these activities, are transferred to NovAliX who will assume all ongoing research and discovery activities in Romainville. In return, Galapagos is committed to utilizing the research capabilities and expertise of NovAliX through a five year-collaboration and within the context of the company’s R&D portfolio.
Phase 1/2 study in relapsed/refractory non-Hodgkin lymphoma (rrNHL) with CD19/4-1BB CAR-T candidate, GLPG5101, manufactured at point-of-care
Axial spondyloarthritis (AxSpA)
Axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) is a type of arthritis. It mostly causes pain and swelling in the spine and the joints that connect the bottom of the spine to the pelvis (sacroiliac joint). Other joints can be affected as well. It is a systemic disease, which means it may affect other body parts and organs. The disease tends to run in families
Biological therapeutics, also referred to as Biologicals, are those class of medicines which are grown and then purified from large-scale cell cultures of bacteria or yeast, or plant or animal cells. Biologicals are a diverse group of medicines which includes vaccines, growth factors, immune modulators, monoclonal antibodies, as well as products derived from human blood and plasma. What distinguishes biologicals from other medicines is that these are generally proteins purified from living culture systems or from blood, whereas other medicines are considered as 'small molecules' and are either made synthetically or purified from plants
Chimeric antigen receptor T cells (also known as CAR-T cells) are T cells that have been genetically engineered to produce an artificial T cell receptor for use in immunotherapy
CD19 is a protein found on the surface of B-cells, a type of white blood cell. Since CD19 is a hallmark of B-cells, the protein has been used to diagnose cancers that arise from this type of cell - notably B-cell lymphomas
Cell therapy
Cell therapy aims to treat diseases by restoring or altering certain sets of cells or by using cells to carry a therapy through the body. With cell therapy, cells are cultivated or modified outside the body before being injected into the patient. The cells may originate from the patient (autologous cells) or a donor (allogeneic cells)
Crohn's disease (CD)
An IBD involving inflammation of the small and large intestines, leading to pain, bleeding, and ultimately in some cases surgical removal of parts of the bowel
Cytokine release syndrome (CRS)
Condition that develops when your immune system responds too aggressively to infection or after certain types of immunotherapy, such as CAR-T-cell therapy
Phase 3 program evaluating filgotinib in CD
Dermatomyositis (DM)
Dermatomyositis is a rare inflammatory disease. Common symptoms include distinctive skin rash, and inflammatory myopathy, or inflamed muscles, causing muscle weakness
All activities required to bring a new drug to the market. This includes preclinical and clinical development research, chemical and pharmaceutical development and regulatory filings of product candidates
Process by which new medicines are discovered and/or designed. At Galapagos, this is the department that oversees target and drug discovery research through to nomination of preclinical candidates
EUPLAGIA-1 Phase 1/2 study with point-of-care manufactured CD19 CAR-T candidate, GLPG5201, in patients with replapsed/ refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (rrCLL) and small lymphocytic lymphoma (rrSLL), with or without Richter’s transformation (RT)
Effectiveness for intended use
Formerly known as GLPG0634, commercial name is Jyseleca®. Small molecule preferential JAK1 inhibitor, approved in RA and UC in the European Union, Great-Britain and Japan. Phase 4 studies in both RA and UC, and a Phase 3 study in AxSpA are ongoing
Phase 2 study with GLPG3667 in patients with dermatomyositis
A TYK2 kinase inhibitor discovered by us, topline results from the Phase 1b in psoriasis reported in July 2021
A second generation anti-CD19/4-1BB CAR-T product candidate currently in Phase 1/2 study in rrNHL
A second generation anti-CD19/4-1BB CAR-T product candidate currently in Phase 1/2 study in rrCLL/SLL with or wthout RT
Immune effector cell-associated neurotoxicity syndrome (ICAN)
Clinical and neuropsychiatric syndrome that can occur in the days to weeks following administration of certain types of immunotherapy, especially immune effector cell (IEC) and T cell engaging therapy
Janus kinases (JAK) are critical components of signaling mechanisms utilized by a number of cytokines and growth factors, including those that are elevated in RA. Filgotinib is a preferential JAK1 inhibitor
Jyseleca® is the brand name for filgotinib
Major achievement in a project or program; in our alliances, this is usually associated with a payment
Phase 3 study with filgotinib in patients with axial spondyloarthritis
Objective Response Rate (ORR)
The response rate is the percentage of patients on whom a therapy has some defined effect; for example, the cancer shrinks or disappears after treatment. When used as a clinical endpoint for trials of cancer treatments, this is often called the objective response rate
Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee of the European Medicines Agency, responsible for assessing all aspects of risk management of human medicines
Phase 1
First stage of clinical testing of an investigational drug designed to assess the safety and tolerability, pharmacokinetics of a drug, usually performed in a small number of healthy human volunteers
Phase 2
Second stage of clinical testing, usually performed in no more than several hundred patients, in order to determine efficacy, tolerability and the dose to use
Phase 3
Large clinical trials, usually conducted in several hundred to several thousand patients to gain a definitive understanding of the efficacy and tolerability of the candidate treatment; serves as the principal basis for regulatory approval
Drug treatment is provided close to or near the patient
"Refractory" refers to a patient with cancer that is/has become resistant to, or does not respond to, treatment
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
A chronic, systemic inflammatory disease that causes joint inflammation, and usually leads to cartilage destruction, bone erosion and disability
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
An autoimmune disease, with systemic manifestations including skin rash, erosion of joints or even kidney failure
Ulcerative colitis (UC)
UC is an IBD causing chronic inflammation of the lining of the colon and rectum (unlike CD with inflammation throughout the gastrointestinal tract)

2 2Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB

3 3Cut-off date for efficacy and safety analysis: 9 January 2023

4 4As published in the press release of February 9, 2023: Galapagos presented encouraging initial safety and efficacy data at 2023 EBMT-EHA for point-of-care manufactured CAR-T candidate, GLPG5201, in rrCLL