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Europe's top universities threaten €2 billion pharma innovation project boycott

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Twenty-two leading research-intensive universities in Europe have strongly criticised the €2 billion Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), a public-private partnership set up by the European Commission (EC) and the European pharmaceutical industry association (EFPIA) to overcome research bottlenecks in drug development, saying it gives funding and intellectual property right (IPR) disadvantages to academics and SMEs.






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