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India Plans Project To Create Discovery Platform For Cheaper Drugs (India)

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

India's government plans a multi-faceted program for drug discovery that could develop medicines at a fraction of the cost multinational pharmaceuticals face. Until now, India has relied on drug makers in other countries to discover and develop drugs. The new plan would involve global firms, researchers and young workers in scientific laboratories. The government also plans an "open source" drug discovery program amassing the work of some of the world's best research. Under the initial project, the group would try to develop would-be drugs for tuberculosis, malaria, AIDS and other diseases. (Click here for more



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