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Risks related to our financial position and need for additional capital

Biotechnology market

We are a global biotechnology company with limited sales experience, limited historical profit from product sales and limited historical data on product revenues. Except for the commercial launch of filgotinib, our operations have been limited to developing our technology and undertaking preclinical studies and clinical trials of our product candidates.

Significant operating losses

Since our inception, and with the exception of the years 2019 and 2023, we have incurred significant operating losses. Our losses resulted principally from costs incurred in research and development, preclinical testing, clinical development of our product candidates as well as costs incurred for research programs, (pre-)commercial activities, primarily related to the commercial launch of Jyseleca®, and from general and administrative costs associated with our operations. We expect to continue incurring significant research, development and other expenses related to our ongoing operations, and to continue incurring operating losses for the foreseeable future. Because of the numerous risks and uncertainties associated with pharmaceutical product development, we are unable to predict the timing or amount of expenses and when we will be able to achieve or maintain profitability, if ever.

Additional funding may be required

We may require substantial additional future capital which may not be available to us on acceptable terms, or at all, in order to complete clinical development and, if we are successful, to commercialize any of our current product candidates, if approved. Our ability to raise additional funds will depend on financial, economic and market conditions and other factors, over which we may have no or limited control. In addition, raising additional capital may cause dilution to our existing shareholders, restrict our operations or require us to relinquish rights to our product candidates or technologies. The incurrence of additional indebtedness could result in increased fixed payment obligations and could also result in certain additional restrictive covenants that could adversely impact our ability to conduct our business.

For further reference on financial risks in particular, see note 33 of the notes to the consolidated financial statements.

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
Jyseleca® is the brand name for filgotinib
Stage of drug research development, undertaken prior to the administration of the drug to humans. Consists of in vitro and in vivo screening, pharmacokinetics, toxicology, and chemical upscaling
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