For healthcare professionals

At Galapagos, our aim is to make a lasting positive contribution through the development of novel breakthrough therapies for medical conditions with a high unmet need. Each clinical trial is a key milestone on this journey.

Clinical trials and supporting patients

If a patient has come to you to discuss a Galapagos clinical trial, is interested in talking to you about clinical trials in general, or you want to discuss clinical options with a specific patient, they are likely to have lots of questions. You can provide support by informing them about clinical trials and guiding them through the process.

Explaining why a clinical trial may be an option

While some patients actively look for suitable clinical trials, many are not aware that it could be an option for them or are unsure of what they are. Through providing an overview of clinical trials, including the strict ethical
and procedural guidelines, you can help to ensure they receive all the information they need to make an informed decision about their treatment and potential clinical trial participation.

See the clinical trial overview page for patients

Helping patients find a clinical trial

In circumstances in which you think a clinical trial could be the best option for a patient, or a patient has expressed interest in enrolling onto a clinical trial, the following steps can be followed:

  • Search for a relevant clinical trial. You can search on this website to quickly find out if Galapagos is currently running clinical trials that might be of interest to you
  • Identify whether a patient is eligible for the clinical trial by carefully reviewing the inclusion criteria
  • Discuss the clinical trial with the patient and provide an overview of the next steps

Find a clinical trial

Helping patients enroll in a clinical trial

If a suitable clinical trial is found and the patient is interested in enrolling, the next stage would be to contact the clinical trial site. Information on Galapagos clinical trials is available on this website. If it is deemed suitable to progress to the next stage, the patient will meet with the clinical trial coordinator, who can answer any questions.

Patients who want to participate will sign an informed consent form. Once signed, several tests will take place to decide whether the patient can participate and receive the researched treatment.

During the process, it is important to reassure patients that you will still play an active role in their care and are likely to have more consultations while they are taking part in the clinical trial.

Who is Galapagos?

We are a biotechnology company dedicated to developing transformational medicines for more years of life and quality of life. Focusing on high unmet medical needs, we synergize compelling science, technology, and collaborative approaches to create a deep pipeline of best-in-class small molecules, cell therapies, and biologics in oncology and immunology.

With capabilities from lab to patient, including a decentralized T-cell manufacturing network, we are committed to challenging the status quo. We are scientists, entrepreneurs, and pioneers united around a single purpose: to transform patient outcomes through life-changing science and innovation for people around the world.

If you are an investigator and interested in working with Galapagos, please contact us.