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Santarus' CEO Presents At Bank Of America Merrill Lynch 2012 Health Care Conference (Transcript)

Another way of looking at this is, to look at our portfolio relative to its maturity, the marketed products are shown here in blue, including the products that I’ll spend some time on GLUMETZA, CYCLOSET and FENOGLIDE as well as some very important near-term value drivers for Santarus and that is UCERIS, which is currently under review as the FDA turns that the NDA application filed for the treatment of ulcerative colitis.

Recombinant C1 inhibitor, otherwise known recently as RHUCIN and we’re having to change the trademark relative to some recent FDA feedbacks that are referred to this as recombinant C1 inhibitor, which is ramping up its pivotal clinical trial program, an anticipation in the filing with the agency. And also in the same timeframes is rifamycin MMX for the treatment of travelers’ diarrhea are in the Phase III clinical trail, it’s also targeting to completion of enrolment then in the third quarter of this year.

And lastly, we have an early stage program that I’ll spend just a bit tough time at the end, which is called SAN-300, which is an antibody to an integrin that has broad potential therapeutic utility.

Our focus as I said is on physician specialists, but for the time we have a 150 reps that are focusing on endocrinology technology primarily, not in view of the products that we are advancing in the marketplace for the people with type 2 diabetes. And primarily they are investing in GLUMETZA, CYCLOSET and FENOGLIDE. We anticipate that we’ll be expanding our sales force assuming approval of UCERIS to achieve penetration into a gastroenterology area.

This is an area that’s new to Santarus, because historically we have sold and promoted ZEGERID for the treatment occurred, and we have still a number in our organization that have had that experience, but this will mean a new investment for us into gastroenterology, and we’re anticipating that investment then upon approval of UCERIS on the timeframe that I’ll detail in just a moment.

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