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UCB Proudly Reinforces Long-Standing Commitment to Patients and Physicians at American College of Gastroenterology 2011 Annual Scientific Meeting
Date:10/28/2011

ATLANTA, Oct. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UCB, a leading biopharmaceutical company at the forefront of immunology treatment and research, is marking the 2011 American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) meeting in Washington, D.C. by reinforcing its commitment to improving the lives of patients with Crohn's disease. At this year's ACG meeting, a large body of UCB data will highlight the potential role of inflammatory biomarkers in treatment of moderate to severe Crohn's disease.

"ACG is an opportunity for UCB to engage in meaningful dialogue with our stakeholders regarding advances in treating Crohn's disease and how we can provide valuable therapies and support programs for healthcare providers and their patients," said Neil McFarlane, Vice President, Immunology Business Unit, UCB, Inc. "As a company, we believe that our time and resources should be spent doing what we do best – helping patients to live beyond the boundaries of their disease."

An Enduring Passion for Patient Care

UCB continues to demonstrate its aspiration of being the patient-centric global biopharmaceutical leader that transforms the lives of people living with severe diseases through scientific research, advocacy and programming. The company provides financial support for important professional and patient programming, including:

UCB Crohn's Scholarship Program: Since 2006, UCB has awarded almost 200 scholarships, totaling $1,620,000 in education support. Scholarship winners must demonstrate academic ambition and the ability to embrace a way of life that overcomes the boundaries of living with Crohn's disease. Through the program, scholarships are awarded to help students continue their education and pursue their goals. Interested candidates will be able to apply for the 2012 scholarship starting in December 2011.

Crohn'sAdvocate: A robust patient resource, www.crohnsadvocate.com'/>"/>

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