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BIAL leads the investment in R&D in Portugal

Data from "2017 EU Industrial RD Investment Scoreboard" According to the “2017 EU Industrial RD Investment Scoreboard”, BIAL is the Portuguese Company with the highest investment in R&D– 38.7 million Euros – 445th position at the TOP 1000 European companies with the highest investment in R&D. BIAL leads the small group of Portuguese companies in this ranking published by the European Comission, which includes companies such as Caixa Geral de Depósitos, Energias de Portugal and Crédito Agrícola.

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BIAL signed Exclusive Licensing Agreements for Eslicarbazepine Acetate and Opicapone in South Korea

The partnership with two South Korean companies marks BIAL’s entry in another Asian market BIAL signed two Exclusive Licensing Agreements for Eslicarbazepine Acetate and Opicapone - its innovative products for Epilepsy and Parkinson’s Disease, respectively -, in South Korea. BIAL signed an exclusive licensing agreement with WhanIn Pharm. Co., Ltd. for the importation, packaging and commercialization of Eslicarbazepine Acetate. Regarding Opicapone, a similar agreement was signed with SK Chemicals Co., Ltd.

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“Enhancing the Mind” is the theme of the 12th Symposium of the BIAL Foundation

From 4th-7th April 2018, in Casa do Médico, Porto – Online registration already open! The online registration for the 12th “Behind and Beyond the Brain” Symposium is already open! It will take place from 4th-7th April 2018, in Porto, under the theme “Enhancing the Mind”. From doping to brain training, from meditation to brain stimulation, the idea that the mind can be empowered to increase cognitive capacity, well-being, or health is currently a major challenge to research.

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BIAL has a new corporate image

BIAL has renewed its corporate identity with a new image and a new claim reflecting BIAL’s positioning, but also the core values and aspirations of the group. The new corporate image is based on the company's commitment to innovation and its path and evolution in recent years. The brand's new signature, Keeping life in mind., common to all markets where BIAL operates, translates the commitment and permanent effort in the search for new therapeutic solutions and the contribution to the improvement of the quality of life and of people's health.

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BIAL and Wanbang Announce Exclusive Licensing Agreement for Opicapone in China

BIAL and Wanbang Announce Exclusive Licensing Agreement for Opicapone in China Opicapone is a new treatment for Parkinson’s Disease approved by the European Commission in June 2016 BIAL and Jiangsu Wanbang Biopharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd. (Wanbang), a subsidiary of Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical (Group) Co., Ltd. (Fosun Pharma, SHA: 600196 and HKG: 02196) announced today that they have entered into an exclusive license agreement for the importation, packaging and commercialization of Opicapone in China (excluding Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan).

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BIAL’s medicine for epilepsy approved by the FDA in the USA for paediatrics

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) – the North-American regulatory authority -, extended the therapeutic indication of the BIAL medicine for epilepsy in the treatment of partial epileptic seizures in children from the age of 4 years. This is FDA’s third approval to BIAL’s antiepileptic. The eslicarbazepine acetate was approved for the first time in 2013 in the USA, as a once-daily adjunctive treatment for patients with partial-onset (focal) seizures with or without secondary generalisation. In 2015, the FDA extended its indication as monotherapy in adults and now the regulatory authority approved eslicarbazepine acetate for the treatment of partial-onset seizures in children.

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BIAL at the International Epilepsy Congress

The 32th edition of this Congress took place in Barcelona, from 2nd to 6th of September BIAL attended the 32th International Epilepsy Congress where the most recent data, studies and therapeutics within the area of Epilepsy were discussed. 20 posters on the eslicarbazepine acetate were presented, the first medicine of BIAL’s own research and development for Epilepsy.

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BIAL’s new treatment for Parkinson's disease launched in Spain

OPICAPONE HAS NOW BEEN LAUNCHED IN SPAIN FOR THE TREATMENT OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE, BEING ALREADY AVAILABLE IN THE UK AND GERMANY SINCE 2016 Opicapone was authorised by the European Commission in June 2016 as an adjunctive therapy to preparations of levodopa/DOPA decarboxylase inhibitors (DDCIs) in adult patients with Parkinson’s Disease and end-of-dose motor fluctuations who cannot be stabilised on those combinations. Spain is now the third country to market this product, after Germany and the United Kingdom, where it was launched in 2016. Parkinson’s Disease affects about 1.2 million people in Europe, 150.00 of which in Spain, according to the Spanish Parkinson Federation. BIAL believes that in late 2017 and early 2018, it will be possible to start marketing opicapone in other European countries, including Portugal.

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BIAL at the 21st International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders

The event took place in Vancouver, Canada BIAL attended this Congress with a booth and the presentation of 4 posters on Opicapone, the second medicine of BIAL's own Research & Development for Parkinson’s Disease, which was approved by the European Commission in 2016. This is one of the most relevant events within the area, and it is organized by the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society.

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