EU Regulatory Network 'Competing With Google' For Tech & AI Experts
EMA Needs More Staff To Meet Its Goals
The European medicines network needs to quickly build up its capabilities in the area of data analysis and digital transformation, but finding the necessary staff is difficult in the face of stiff competition from both the pharmaceutical industry and the likes of Google and Facebook, according to the head of the Danish regulator.
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