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EFPIA Statement: European Parliament ITRE committee passes important milestone on the path to implementing IMI2
24 January 2014

24 January 2014, Brussels – EFPIA welcomes the European Parliament’s ITRE committee’s decision today, which marks another important milestone towards adopting the legislative package supporting [...] Read more

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From our blog

Making the Case for Big Data: Swedish Study Offers Real Evidence of Real World Data’s Impact
22 January 2014 by Richard Bergström

Last week the promised achievement of the “$1,000 genome” made headlines. For over a decade, genomics researchers have been working to cut the cost of [...] Read more

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A Wish List for the New Year – What can science bring us in 2014?
23 January 2014 by Magda Chlebus

Before the New Year gets well underway, it’s a good time to pause and consider what’s to come in the months ahead. For me, the [...] Read more



What Is The Innovative Medicines Initiative? (Animated)

Watch EFPIA's latest video production about IMI.

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What we are reading

What we are reading

The human face of European eHealth research
24 January 2014

We talk a lot about researchers and how important they are to our industry; without them, we wouldn't have new medicines. Sometimes when we refer to researchers as a body en masse, we can forget about the individuals that make up this group. Who are these people? What motivates them? These videos of researchers working on EU-funded eHealth projects give a human face to the often anonymous "researcher" behind innovative endeavours.

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Greek Presidency presents health priorities
24 January 2014

This past Wednesday, January 22, Greek Health Minister Spyridon-Adonis Georgiadis presented the Greek Presidency's priorities in the field of health at the European Parliament. Among the top priorities: the economic crisis and its impact on healthcare and health systems. Wednesday's press release gives more details on what we can expect from the Greek Presidency and its focus on health.

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