22/06-2012 07:33:00: (GLPG.XBRU) Galapagos wins 2012 European Mediscience Awards
Mechelen, Belgium and London, UK; 22 June 2012 - Galapagos NV (Euronext: GLPG)
announced today that it won the European Mediscience Awards for Transaction of
the year and Chief Executive of the year at last night's ceremony in London.
The Transaction of the year award recognizes the global collaboration with
Abbott for selective JAK1 inhibitor GLPG0634. The Chief Executive of the year
award recognizes the leadership and other qualities demonstrated by Onno van de
"We are pleased to have won two European Mediscience awards, which also
acknowledge the efforts of the entire Galapagos team," said Dr Raj Parekh,
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Galapagos. "Galapagos is executing its
strategy to become a European leader in biotech, and these awards recognize the
progress Galapagos is making toward achieving that ambition."
About the European Mediscience Awards
The European Mediscience Awards have been held since 2002 and celebrate the best
in the quoted life science, healthcare and biotech industries. The event has
grown to be the largest annual gathering of private and publicly quoted
healthcare, biotech and life science companies in Europe, attracting over 500
attendees. More info at: www.mediscience-event.co.uk
Galapagos (Euronext: GLPG; OTC: GLPYY) is a mid-size biotechnology company
specialized in the discovery and development of small molecule and antibody
therapies with novel modes-of-action. The Company is progressing GLPG0634, as
well as one of the largest pipelines in biotech, with four programs in
development and over 30 discovery programs. The Galapagos Group has about 800
employees and operates facilities in six countries, with global headquarters in
Mechelen, Belgium. More info at: www.glpg.com
Onno van de Stolpe, CEO
Tel: +31 6 2909 8028
Elizabeth Goodwin, Director Investor Relations
Tel: +31 6 2291 6240
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