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Is Switzerland Becoming Europe's Biotech Capital?

Executive Summary

Biogen Idec's decision to move its international headquarters from Paris to Switzerland reflects the growing size, and changing structure, of its international business. It also increases Switzerland's already strong allure as Europe's friendliest biotech hub.

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