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Broad swathe of measures to support UK life sciences draws widespread applause

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Broad approval has been expressed by industry to the UK government's newly unveiled strategy to boost the UK life sciences sector, along with a review of innovation in the National Health Service. Prime Minister David Cameron gave a speech underlining the importance of the industry, which employs over 160,000 people in more than 4,000 firms, generating total annual turnover of some £50 billion. The country's four main life science trade bodies, united under the banner LifeSciencesUK, welcomed the new initiatives, saying they would "stimulate interest and investment in the UK life sciences sector".

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