We are a biotechnology company committed to building a scientifically strong and financially successful top tier biopharmaceutical organization that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative molecular targeted therapies, or MTTs, addressing major unmet medical needs in oncology, diabetes and obesity. Our strategic focus is in the area of personalized medicine. We are building upon the knowledge and insights from our flagship product, Tarceva, in order to establish a leadership role in turning the promise of personalized medicine into practice in oncology and in pioneering the adoption of personalized medicine approaches in diabetes and obesity. We are leveraging our targeted therapy expertise in drug discovery, development and translational research to deliver innovative, differentiated new medicines to the right patients, in the right combinations and at the right doses. We believe this approach optimally positions us to accomplish more rapid and cost-effective drug development aimed at providing substantial clinical benefit to the patients who can gain the most from our innovations. We further believe that, with increasing healthcare cost constraints and competition, leadership in personalized medicine approaches will define the successful biopharmaceutical companies of the future.
Our largest area of focus is oncology where our business is anchored by Tarceva, a small molecule inhibitor of the epidermal growth factor receptor, or EGFR, which achieved global sales of over $1.2 billion in 2009. As of February 15, 2010, Tarceva was approved for sale in 109 countries for the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer, or NSCLC, in patients who have failed at least one prior chemotherapy regimen and 80 countries for the treatment of patients with advanced pancreatic cancer in combination with the chemotherapy agent, gemcitabine. Our largest markets for Tarceva are the United States, the European Union, or EU, Japan and China. We co-promote Tarceva in the United States with Genentech, Inc., a wholly-owned member of the Roche Group, where we share profits equally, and we receive royalties on sales outside of the United States from our international collaborator, Roche.
We believe that our success is largely dependent upon our ability to attract and retain qualified employees. As of December 31, 2009, we had a total of 512 full-time and 23 part-time employees worldwide. As of February 1, 2010, approximately 70% of our U.S.-based employees have committed to moving with us to our new Ardsley facility.
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