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Health to get bigger share of European funding?

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

The European Parliament is demanding that a further Ecu 20 million ($25 million) should be allocated to biomedicine and health in a proposed mid-term top-up for the 1994-1998 Fourth Framework research programme. The MEPs want the overall allocation for biotechnology to be increased from Ecu 588 million to Ecu 598 million, with biomedicine and health's share rising to Ecu 378 million. Parliament also wants to add in vitro test systems and diagnosis as research priorities.

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