MECHELEN, BELGIUM--(Marketwire - March 04, 2013) - Galapagos NV (Euronext: GLPG) announced
the appointment of Katrine Bosley to its Board of Directors as an
Ms Bosley was appointed to fill the vacancy that has arisen on Galapagos'
as a result of the recent resignation of Mr Ferdinand Verdonck, who has
member of the Galapagos Board since the IPO of the Company in 2005.
"On behalf of the Board I sincerely thank Ferdinand for his exceptional
of the Company during the last eight years," Raj Parekh, Chairman of the
commented. "We all strongly appreciate Ferdinand's material role as a
member in guiding Galapagos in its evolution and transformation from a
biotech company into a mature bio-pharmaceutical group, and we are very
for his constructive and stimulating contributions over such a long
Katrine Bosley was until recently the CEO of Avila Therapeutics, a
covalent drug company. Avila established a number of strategic alliances
to its acquisition by Celgene in 2012. Prior to Avila, Katrine was
President Business Development at Adnexus Therapeutics, a company
new class of protein therapeutics. Katrine joined Adnexus from Biogen Idec
she had roles in business development, commercial operations, and
strategy in the U.S. and Europe. Earlier, she was part of the healthcare
at the venture firm Highland Capital Partners. Katrine graduated from
University with a B.A. in biology and completed the Program for
Development at Harvard Business School.
"We are very pleased that Katrine has agreed to become a member of the
Board of Directors. Her proven track record of scientific and
leadership, as well as her specific expertise in matters that are of
importance for the Company's growth path, will make her an excellent
member," commented Onno van de Stolpe, CEO of Galapagos.
Galapagos (Euronext: GLPG; OTC: GLPYY) is specialized in novel
modes-of-action, with a large pipeline of four clinical, six
pre-clinical, and 30 discovery small-molecule and antibody programs
in cystic fibrosis, inflammation,
antibiotics, metabolic disease, and other indications.
GLPG0634 is an orally-available, selective inhibitor of JAK1 for the
of rheumatoid arthritis and potentially other inflammatory diseases,
enter Phase 2b studies. AbbVie and Galapagos signed a worldwide
agreement whereby AbbVie will be responsible for further
commercialization after Phase 2b. Galapagos has another selective
inhibitor in Phase 2 in lupus and psoriasis, GSK2586184 (formerly
in-licensed by GlaxoSmithKline in 2012). GLPG0187 is a novel integrin
antagonist currently in a Phase 1b patient study in metastasis. GLPG0974
first inhibitor of GPR43 to be evaluated clinically for the treatment of
this program will start a Proof of Concept Phase 2 study in Q2 2013.
The Galapagos Group, including fee-for-service companies BioFocus,
Fidelta, has over 800 employees and operates facilities in five countries,
global headquarters in Mechelen, Belgium. Further information at:
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