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Galapagos: Biotechnology Partnering activity 2009-2014

Posted on 19 July 2014

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Galapagos, a clinical stage biotechnology company in the United States, is a joint venture between Crucell and Tibotec. With an efficient business model and strategic partnerships in place, Galapagos has risen to become one of the top big biotech companies. The company’s partnering activity are reviewed in the article.

The following figure shows the level of Galapagos partnering deal announcements since 2009. Although partnering frequency in the last couple of years has fallen mildly, the company still seeks for partners in the oncology, musculoskeletal and immuno-inflammatory disease areas.

Figure 1: Galapagos partnering deals 2009-2014

Figure 1: Galapagos partnering deals 2009-2014

Figure 1: Galapagos partnering deals 2009-2014

Source: Current Agreements, 2014

Analysis of the partnering deals shows a strong emphasis on partnerships in musculoskeletal and immunology diseases. The company predominantly seeks partners in the rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and immune-inflammatory disorders

The following table provides an overview of the partnering deals announced by Galapagos based on therapy area disclosed. Our report provides more detailed insight into the precise therapeutic target of each deal. See: Report: Partnering Agreements with Galapagos 2009-2014

Figure 2: Galapagos partnering deals by therapy area 2009-2014

Figure 2: Galapagos partnering deals by therapy area 2009-2014

Figure 2: Galapagos partnering deals by therapy area 2009-2014

Source: Current Agreements, 2014

Further analysis of these deals shows that Galapagos has a preference for collaborative R&D, licensing and option deals, similar to many other top pharmaceutical or big biotech companies. Such partnering deals provide the right for Galapagos to exploit the licensors technology in return for payment of upfront, development and sales, and royalty payments.

The following table provides an overview of the partnering deals announced by Galapagos based on deal type disclosed.

Figure 3: Galapagos partnering deals by deal type 2009-2014

Figure 3: Galapagos partnering deals by deal type 2009-2014

 

Source: Current Agreements, 2014

Galapagos is a clinical stage biotechnology company and embarks on conducting safety and efficacy trials of its candidate drugs. So the company partners for compounds at the discovery and preclinical stage to conduct clinical trials and develop the compounds.

The following table provides an overview of the partnering deals announced by Galapagos based on stage of development at signature.

Figure 4: Galapagos partnering by stage of development 2009-2014

Figure 4: Galapagos partnering by stage of development 2009-2014

Figure 4: Galapagos partnering by stage of development 2009-2014

Source: Current Agreements, 2014

Galapagos has signed over 20 partnering, collaborative R&D and licensing deals since 2009 with companies like Abbvie, GSK, Roche and Servier. A good example of a high value deal entered into by Galapagos is the collaborative R&D, licensing and option agreement announced in July 2010 with Servier. The strategic alliance was initiated to develop new therapies in osteoarthritis.

The following provides a summary of the top deals by headline value entered into by Galapagos.

Figure 5: Top Galapagos partnering deals by headline value 2009-2014

 

Figure 5: Top Galapagos partnering deals by headline value 2009-2014

Figure 5: Top Galapagos partnering deals by headline value 2009-2014

Source: Current Agreements, 2014

Our report provides more detailed insight into the details of each deal.

See: Partnering Agreements with Galapagos 2009-2014

Galapagos partnering at Current Agreements

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Available reports from Current Partnering

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