Emisphere currently has a number of product candidates in its pipeline at varying stages. There are multiple product candidates in clinical development as well as several pre-clinical development/research programs.
The Company considers specific criteria when deciding whether to devote resources to a development program. The markets that Emisphere seeks to enter for a potential product should be substantial. The product candidate should meet a clear unmet medical or market need and the product profile should clearly differentiate Emisphere's products. The Company also considers the level of product development effort in relation to a reasonable return on investment within an acceptable timeframe.