Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Pharma Outsourcing
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Galapagos Receives €2.3 Million IWT Grant for Fibrosis Research

Published: Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Bookmark and Share
Aim of IWT grant is to deliver a comprehensive fibrosis research platform.

Galapagos NV has announced that it has been awarded a €2.3 million grant for research in fibrosis from the Flemish agency for Innovation by Science and Technology (IWT).

The goal of this 2-year project is to create a new research platform by integrating knowledge from a range of fibrotic diseases, including lung, kidney, liver, and skin fibrosis. This new platform will support Galapagos' efforts to develop novel drug candidates in fibrosis.

Galapagos has a fully proprietary portfolio of fibrosis drug targets and molecules. The major aim of this IWT grant is to deliver a comprehensive fibrosis research platform, building on existing tools and considerable expertise within Galapagos and a number of academic laboratories.

By integrating data obtained from pre-clinical and clinical research in several fibrotic diseases with similar root causes, Galapagos aims to create a unique fibrosis research environment, allowing for better selection of targets and molecules for the design of novel treatments in this area.

Academic partners for the project include Prof Dr Wuyts (Pneumology, KU Leuven), Prof Dr Naesens and Prof Dr Kuypers (Nephrology, KU Leuven), Prof Dr Van Vlierberghe (Hepatology, U Ghent), Prof Dr F. De Keyser and Dr Smith (Scleroderma, U Gent) and Prof van Grunsven (Hepatology, VU Brussels).

"Galapagos is very pleased with this financial support from the IWT for our research in fibrosis, an area with very high unmet patient need and one in which Galapagos already has performed ground-breaking work," said Dr Piet Wigerinck, Chief Scientific Officer of Galapagos.


Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 4,000+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 5,300+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

Galapagos Completes Regulatory Consultations to Progress Filgotinib to Phase 3 Study
DIVERSITY Phase 3 study in Crohn’s disease.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
FINCH Filgotinib Phase 3 Program Initiated
Galapagos NV reports the initiation of the FINCH global Phase 3 program in rheumatoid arthritis patient populations.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Galapagos Starts Phase 1 Study
Company has announced the start of a Phase 1 study with potentiator GLPG2451 for cystic fibrosis (CF).
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Galapagos Reports Additional Data with Filgotinib
Company has reported 20-week results from its FITZROY study with the investigational, selective JAK1 inhibitor filgotinib in Crohn’s disease.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Galapagos and MorphoSys initiate Phase 1 study
Company has initiated phase 1 study with MorphoSys AG in joint antibody program MOR106.
Friday, April 08, 2016
Galapagos Starts Saphira Phase 2 Study With Glpg1837 In Cystic Fibrosis Patients
Company has announced its Phase 2 exploratory program of GLPG1837 in patients with cystic fibrosis.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Galapagos and Gilead Complete Closing of their Global Collaboration for Filgotinib
Triggers an upfront license fee payment of $300 million and equity investment of $425 million.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Galapagos Advances CF Clinical Development
Initiation of Phase 1 study with corrector GLPG2222, earning Galapagos a $10 million milestone payment from AbbVie.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Galapagos Advances Triple Combination Therapy in Cystic Fibrosis
GLPG2665 enters pre-clinical development and completes the first Galapagos-AbbVie triple combination therapy.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Positive Safety and Tolerability for Novel Potentiator GLPG1837
Company presents topline Phase 1 results at the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference in Phoenix.
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Galapagos Presents Promising Pre-clinical and Phase 1 Results
Company presents results for autotaxin inhibitor GLPG1690 at ERS Annual Meeting.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Galapagos to Advance Filgotinib to Phase 3 in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Phase 3 start in RA expected in early 2016.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
DARWIN 2 24-week Monotherapy Data in RA Confirm Previous Results
Safety profile in DARWIN 2 consistent with previous filgotinib RA studies.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Patient Recruitment Completed in FITZROY Phase 2 Crohn's Disease Study
First selective JAK1 inhibitor in Phase 2 in Crohn's disease.
Friday, August 07, 2015
Galapagos Completes Recruitment for ORIGIN Phase 2 Trial
Recruitment for the Phase 2 Proof-of-Concept study with GPR84 inhibitor GLPG1205 in ulcerative colitis patients.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Scientific News
Making It Personal
Cancer vaccine linked to increased immune response against leukemia cells.
Gene Therapy Maintains Clotting Factor for Hemophilia Patients
Following a single gene therapy dose, the highest levels of an essential blood clotting factor IX were observed in hemophilia B patients.
BioCision Forms MedCision
The new company will focus on technologies for the management and automation of vital clinical processes.
First New HIV Vaccine Study for Seven Years Begins
South Africa hosts historic clinical trial of experimental HIV vaccine aiming to safely prevent HIV infection.
Study to Assess Shorter-Duration Antibiotics in Children
Physicians plan a clinical trial to evaluate whether short course anti-biotics are effective at treating CAP in children.
Cancer Gene Predicts Treatment Response in Leukaemia
Study indicates the patients suffering from a lethal for of acute myeloid leukemia may live longer when receiving milder chemotherapy drugs.
Injectable Biologic Therapy Reduces Triglycerides
Study finds first-of-its-kind therapy promising for patients with high triglycerides, cholesterol.
Testing Zika Vaccine in Humans Begins
The first of five planned clinical trials to test ZPIV vaccine in humans has begun.
Combination Therapy Improved Chemoresistance in Ovarian Cancer
The study demonstrates how an existing class of targeted therapies could be used to potentiate the tumor suppression induced by cisplatin.
Gene Therapy for Blistering Skin Disease Shows Promise
Grafting genetically altered skin onto patients’ chronic wounds marks the first time skin-based gene therapy has been demonstrated to be safe and effective in humans.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
SELECTBIO

SELECTBIO Market Reports
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
4,000+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
5,300+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!