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As Adjuvant Development Race Heats Up, New Databases Could Turn Japan into Global Vaccine Powerhouse

February 16, 2015
Competition is heating up for the development of adjuvants - agents added to vaccines to increase their efficacy by boosting the level of immunity they can induce in humans. This comes on the back of advances in immunology research that…

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By Philip Carrigan

As the year 2022 draws to a close, what are managers thinking at the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies and medical device companies? We surveyed 86 managers at these companies to find out what’s on their minds.For many managers, a common…

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