Israeli Biotech is a dwarf of what it might have been due to lack of Big Pharma funding - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Daniel Harari - Weizmann Institute
    • 12.04.12 | 12:47 (IDT)

    Israel's greatest asset is its people with their novel ideas. Whereas Hi Tech in Israel has moved from strength to strengh, Israeli biotech remains neglected due to lack of substantial funding by Big Pharma. Teva became a giant due to its sales of a novel Weizmann blockbuster drug (Copaxone) but today invests more than 90% of its efforts in aquisitions/development of novel generic drugs. It would be a welcome change if Teva changes their strategy to put equal investment into new drugs developed from the Israeli scientific community.

    from the article: Israeli pharmaceutical giant Teva mulls halting development of brand drugs
    First published 01:43 12.04.12 | Last updated 01:43 12.04.12
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