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EU's "Horizon 2020" to fund innovative drug/diagnostic R&D and boost life sciences industry

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Executive Summary

The European Parliament has given the go-ahead to "Horizon 2020", the EU's most ambitious research and innovation program to date. With a budget of almost €80bn over seven years, the program includes public-private partnerships in areas such as novel medicines, biomarkers and diagnostics.

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