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Risks related to commercialization

The marketing and sale of filgotinib or future approved products may be unsuccessful or less successful than anticipated. We are dependent on the agreed and ongoing transfer to Alfasigma of the European MA for filgotinib, which is approved for the treatment of RA and UC in Europe and Japan.

Degree of market acceptance

The commercial success of any future products, if approved, will depend upon the degree of market acceptance by physicians, healthcare payers, patients, and the medical community. Market acceptance will depend on a number of factors, many of which are beyond our control, but not limited to (i) the wording of the product label, (ii) changes in the standard of care for the targeted indications for any product and product candidate, (iii) acceptance by physicians, patients and healthcare payers of the product as safe, effective and cost-effective and (iv) sales, marketing and distribution support.

We have limited experience in the sale or marketing of pharmaceutical products. To the extent any of our product candidates for which we maintain commercial rights is approved for marketing, if we are unable to establish marketing and sales capabilities or enter into agreements with third parties to market and sell our products, we may not be able to market and sell any product effectively, or generate product revenues, which in turn would have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, and results of operation.

Potential adverse effect of coverage and reimbursement decisions

Coverage and reimbursement decisions by third-party payers may have an adverse effect on pricing and market acceptance of newly approved drugs. Legislative and regulatory activity, including enacted and future legislation, may exert downward pressure on potential pricing and reimbursement for any of our product candidates, if approved, that could materially affect the opportunity to commercialize.

Public perception and increased regulatory scrutiny

Public perception may be influenced by claims that cell therapy, including cell editing technologies, is unsafe, or unethical, and research activities and adverse events in the field, even if not ultimately attributable to us or our CAR-T product candidates, could result in increased governmental regulation, unfavorable public perception, challenges in recruiting patients to participate in our clinical studies, potential regulatory delays in the testing or approval of our CAR-T product candidates, labeling restrictions for any future approved CAR -T products, and a decrease in demand for any such product.

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
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)
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 are ongoing
Product candidate
Substance that has satisfied the requirements of early preclinical testing and has been selected for development, starting with formal preclinical safety evaluation followed by clinical testing for the treatment of a certain disorder in humans
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
A chronic, systemic inflammatory disease that causes joint inflammation, and usually leads to cartilage destruction, bone erosion and disability
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)