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GSK's "Biotech-In-A-Pharma" R&D Model Makes Progress

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Since the mid-2000s, GlaxoSmithKline has been working to rejuvenate its R&D organization, which it believed wasn't sufficiently productive. Industry watchers are gauging progress closely, particularly as the cornerstone of its new approach, the division of GSK's drug discovery operations into nearly 40 specialized and idiosyncratic Drug Performance Units, or DPUs, approaches milestone deadlines in 2011, and as the rest of the industry also struggles with R&D productivity.

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