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What is …epilepsy?

What is …epilepsy?

Epilepsy is the most common serious neurological condition. There are many different types of epilepsy, but the main characteristic is recurrent seizures. It can be defined by any one of the following conditions:

  • at least two unprovoked seizures occurring >24 hours apart
  • one unprovoked seizure and a probability of further seizures
  • diagnosis of an epilepsy syndrome

Doctors have identified over one hundred different epilepsy syndromes which are characterised by specific signs and symptoms depending on where in the brain they originate. Specific classification is important as it guides treatment and determines prognosis.

Our role

At UCB, we are driven to improve the lives of people living with epilepsy.

For more than 30 years, we have provided solutions that have helped transform the epilepsy landscape and improved the lives of millions of people. Our scientists have developed several life-changing solutions, providing individualized treatments to help people living with epilepsy.

Utilizing our experience and expertise, our transformative science will lead to new treatment options that address specific unmet needs, and one day, solutions that could even impact the underlying causes of the disease.

Combined with the development of leading health technology support solutions, our research and curiosity will fuel the future of epilepsy.

Utilizing our experience and expertise

We are utilizing our experience and expertise to develop new solutions that address the specific unmet needs of certain specialised epilepsy patient populations where minimal to no options exist, and one day, solutions that could even impact the underlying causes of the disease. Combined with our investments in the development of health technology support solutions that aim to improve seizure detection, prediction and co-ordination of care, we are fueling the future of epilepsy.