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Hep C Development Dilemma: Big Money Now or Bigger Money Later?

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As Big Pharma finds itself searching for products in smaller, more specialist markets, biotechs must decide whether it is better to take a product to market alone and reap the rewards while dealing with the risks, or take the money and run. Such is the happy dilemma for biotechs developing new drugs for HCV, an exploding market blessed with quick development timeframes and early proof-of-concept potential.

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