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Galapagos sees GLPG-1690 bloom in Flora IPF trial

By Michael Fitzhugh
Staff Writer

Friday, August 11, 2017

Galapagos NV's autotaxin inhibitor, GLPG-1690, halted worsening lung function in adults with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) during the 12 weeks of a small phase IIa trial, setting the stage for it to quickly move on to late-stage testing. Top-line results of the trial, called Flora, suggest '1690 might eventually challenge Roche Holding AG's Esbriet (pirfenidone) and Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH's Ofev (nintedanib).

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