Galapagos Achieves Milestone Payment in Rheumatoid Arthritis Alliance
News Jun 03, 2009
Galapagos NV announced has achievement of a milestone under its alliance agreement in rheumatoid arthritis with Janssen Pharmaceutica NV. The milestone triggered a cash payment of €3.4 million to Galapagos.
In October 2007, Galapagos announced an alliance agreement with Janssen providing Janssen with option rights to acquire worldwide, commercial licenses to novel small molecules from up to 12 of Galapagos' internal programs involving rheumatoid arthritis therapeutic targets. The milestone is the result of one of these programs reaching the next phase of medicinal chemistry optimization.
Low Temperatures Turn Stem Cells into Calorie-Burning FatNews
The secret to healthy eating may not be in freezer food, but low temperatures can help turn stem cells into brown fat, a type of fat which helps burn calories. A new study could turn this knowledge into weight-loss treatments.READ MORE
New Chemical Synthesis Process: Synergy of Two Catalysts in One FlaskNews
Researchers report the one-step synthesis of a ketone from an aldehyde by the combination of thiazolium N-heterocyclic carbene and palladium/bisphosphine catalysts in one flask. The two catalysts function in a synergistic manner. This study is expected to lead to new synthesis processes of precursor compounds for medications.READ MORE