A silver lining in the pipeline

Mirasol, Feliza; Baker, John
February 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;2/12/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 53, p28
Trade Publication
The article forecasts the improvement in the pharmaceutical industry despite rising research and development costs, tougher regulatory hurdles and negative press. To sustain future viability, drug companies have been addressing the issue of improving research and development productivity and have taken steps to focus in that area. According to Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, drug companies are evaluating pre-competitive data to improve drug discovery, with the aim of identifying and validating new targets.


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