Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc was incorporated in Delaware on October 1996 and began operations on March 21, 1997. It develops and commercializes pharmaceuticals for serious diseases and medical conditions. The Company selects product candidates for diseases and conditions that represent an unmet medical need. Its product portfolio is comprised of five approved products and multiple investigational product candidates. Approved products include VIMIZIM (elosulfase alfa), Naglazyme (galsulfase), Kuvan (sapropterin dihydrochloride), Aldurazyme (laronidase) and Firdapse (amifampridine phosphate). The Company is conducting clinical trials on several investigational product candidates for the treatment of various diseases including PEG PAL, an enzyme substitution therapy for the treatment of PKU; BMN 701, an enzyme replacement therapy for Pompe disease, a glycogen storage disorder; BMN 673, an orally available poly-ADP ribose polymerase inhibitor for the treatment of patients with certain cancers BMN 111, a peptide therapeutic for the treatment of achondroplasia, the cause of dwarfism: and BMN 190 for the treatment of late infantile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis(CLN2), lysomal storage disorder affecting the brain. The Company faces competition from biological products approved through an abbreviated regulatory pathway. The Company operates in a regulated industry, which is subject to federal, state, local and foreign regulation.