<%@LANGUAGE="VBSCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> Sun Pharma Advanced Research Company Ltd. - Annual Report 07-08
Our annual report last year was the first time that we wrote to you, shareholders of the company, about the projects we were pursuing, our facilities and span of expertise.
As we had written, innovative projects have a significantly higher risk profile, longer timeframes and a different reward scale as compared to the generic development projects. In line with this feature, our NCE and NDDS projects moved ahead at a satisfactory pace. We are confident of the fact that given the right resource base and focus, these innovative projects hold tremendous potential should they reach market at the conclusion of development period.
In the year that has just passed, our antiallergic lead which was in Phase II clinical studies for certain indications in the US, proceeded to completion. Sun Pharma's generic filing for Effexor XR using the innovative wrap matrix technology developed by SPARC, received a “will not sue” covenant from Wyeth, significantly reducing the hurdles to market and legal risks. It now awaits approval with the USFDA.
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