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Orphan Drugs Market Becoming Major Business for Industry

By Peter Winter
Editor

Monday, April 29, 2013

A quick scan through the drug pipelines of many biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies will reveal a significant number of drugs under development that have received "orphan drug status." Yet, it wasn't all that long ago that orphan drugs were considered too small to devote valuable R&D resources. As a consequence they did not feature prominently on the product development radar screens of either pharma or biotech companies.

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