This excerpt taken from the ELN 20-F filed Feb 26, 2009.
Validated Platform of Technologies Oral Controlled Release and NanoCrystal® Technology
Elan has a unique platform of validated technologies to offer our clients including oral controlled release, delayed release, and pulsatile release delivery systems as well as technology solutions for poorly water-soluble compounds. We have a complete range of capabilities from formulation development through to commercial-scale manufacture in modern facilities. Our technologies are supported by a robust patent estate of over 1,700 patents/patent applications.