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Testing times: UK health research in a global marketplace

Report
20 December 2007

Universities UK has published this Policy Briefing at a time when the UK faces increased competition in the global market for health research.

The UK has been a world leader in this area but other countries are rapidly developing their capacity. At the same time pharmaceutical companies are going outside their traditional markets to test new products. Meanwhile the national policy landscape has been changing.

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