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Demand for national strategy on biopharma R&D

Business leaders lament squandered potential, suggest better funding coordination

Ireland needs a national strategy on biopharmaceuticals to “fulfil the promise of innovation”, a major gathering of companies heard during a conference in Dublin.  

Simon Coveney, Ireland’s minister for foreign affairs, discussed the country’s potential to become a “globally networked bio-innovation hub” when speaking on 4 March, the second day of the event. The international conference, which attracted about 400 delegates from Ireland, the UK and the United States, was organised by lobby group BioPharma Ambition.

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