We currently plan to retain marketing rights for ARIKACE in certain countries in Europe, and in Canada and the US. We believe ARIKACE will require a limited commercial infrastructure in these regions because of the small focused nature of the potential physician prescribing population for CF patients. We may license ARIKACE for certain indications in certain countries in Europe, as well as outside of Europe, and in Canada and the US. In 2013, we commenced preparations for the potential commercialization of ARIKACE in Europe and Canada, including hiring Matt Pauls, our chief commercial officer. We plan to fill several other new positions to support our sales and marketing efforts.
Partnership! Otherwise Novartis would throw $2 billion down the drain. Arikace is a better drug! Patients, Insmed and Novartis would be much better of, if both companies would use existing channels and patients base in both continents.