Washington, D.C. 20549


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                 Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 2, 2004

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

                Delaware     000-26727     68-0397820    
(State or other jurisdiction of   (Commission   (IRS Employer  
 incorporation or organization)   File Number)   Identification No.)  

371 Bel Marin Keys Boulevard, Suite 210, Novato,California                        94949    
(Address of principal executive offices)                     (Zip Code)    
 Registrant's telephone number, including area code:          (415) 884-6700    

Not Applicable
       (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

Item 5. Other Events.

        On February 2, 2004, BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (the “Registrant”), issued a press release regarding the Registrant’s assembly of a phenylketonuria (PKU) advisory board to guide and participate in the Registrant’s PKU product development programs. The Registrant’s press release issued on February 2, 2004 is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 7. Financial Statements, Pro Forma Financial Statements and Exhibits.

    (a)         Financial Statements of Business Acquired.

                  Not Applicable.

     (b)        Pro Forma Financial Information.

                  Not Applicable.

    (c)          Exhibits.

                  Exhibit 99.1          Press Release of the Registrant dated February 2, 2004.


       Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

  BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.,
a Delaware corporation

Date: February 3, 2004 By: /s/ Louis Drapeau

        Louis Drapeau
      Chief Financial Officer


Exhibit No.      Description

Exhibit 99.1      Press Release of the Registrant dated February 2, 2004.