Gilead and Galapagos to present new data on Filgotinib at 2019 acr/arp annual meeting

Friday, November 1, 2019

New analyses from filgotinib clinical development program reinforce the investigational medicine’s consistent efficacy and safety profile in the treatment of inflammatory diseases

Gilead Sciences, Inc. and Galapagos NV announced that new data from across the companies’ inflammatory disease research and development program will be presented at the 2019 American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Professionals (ACR/ARP) Annual Meeting in Atlanta from November 8-13. The companies will present 20 abstracts at this year’s meeting, including key data on the investigational medicine filgotinib in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA), as well as real-world RA treatment outcomes and care.

“These latest data add to the growing body of evidence on the potential role of filgotinib in the management of rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases,” said John Sundy, MD, PhD, Senior Vice President, Inflammation and Respiratory Diseases, Gilead Sciences. “People living with RA may experience long-term symptoms that persist despite currently available treatment options. At Gilead, we are working to help improve the lives of people living with inflammatory conditions and look forward to sharing these latest data at ACR/ARP.”

“We are proud to share these latest data at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting,” said Dr. Walid Abi-Saab, Chief Medical Officer, Galapagos. “These results continue to show the potential for filgotinib in RA for patients who face significant challenges living with this disease. Further, we are particularly excited to embark on the PENGUIN Phase 3 trials in psoriatic arthritis, as filgotinib has the potential to address the important unmet medical need of patients living with this disease.”

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