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    Reference: 20130428
    Release date: 27 August 2014

    Promoter – Financial Intermediary

    UCB SA



    The project concerns the R&D programme of six highly strategic and amongst the company's most promising drug development projects. The compounds concerned are in different stages of development, and address unmet needs.


    The project comprises a number of R&D sub-projects with different durations and objectives. By addressing the unmet medical needs and by offering new treatments with higher efficacy, tolerability and safety, the net economic returns to society should be very high. A project of this type should accelerate research and bring improved quality of life for patients currently suffering from the related illnesses.



    • Health - Human health and social work activities

    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)

    EUR 148 million

    Total cost (Approximate amount)

    EUR 440 million

    Environmental aspects

    The R&D is conducted in state of the art buildings and the research and production facilities are subject to regular audits by competent authorities.


    The promoter is a private company not operating in the utilities sector and not having the status of a contracting authority. Thus it is not covered by EU Directives on procurement. Procurement procedures followed are in line with industry practice and satisfactory to the Bank.


    Signed - 16/06/2014


    Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The information and data provided on this page are therefore indicative.
    They are provided for transparency purposes only and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).

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