UK biotech needs more help to remain Euro leader
This article was originally published in Clinica
The UK government needs to ensure that entrepreneurial, fiscal and regulatory frameworks are in place if the UK is to retain its competitive lead in biotechnology, according to a new report on the economic potential and strategic importance of biotechnology in the UK.
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