AstraZeneca's Research Grant System Expands in Japan For Academics Hungry For Industry Collaborations
This article was originally published in PharmAsia News
TOKYO - Unlike the handful of global pharmaceutical competitors that closed up research operations in Japan a few years ago, AstraZeneca PLC has never had research facilities in Japan to close. But now, the company is trying to tap into academia to find useful technologies by awarding small grants to researchers, a program so successful that the company has launched similar efforts in South Korea and Russia
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