Dr Richard Barker, Director General of the ABPI, said:
02 Feb 2011 Posted in ABPI statement By Press Office
“Following comment in the media today about the UK environment for pharmaceuticals, we feel very strongly that the UK bioscience environment is world class and, with the changes underway in clinical research, we have the basis for on-going leadership in life sciences. We look forward to working with the government to capitalise on these assets in what is still the UK’s leading science-based industry."
Simon Jose, President of the ABPI, said:
"Creation of a Patent Box will further strengthen the UK’s position as a primary location for high-tech manufacturing, research and development. The ABPI looks forward to working with the Government on the Growth Agenda for the Life Sciences Sector.”
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