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Nature Reviews Drug Discovery volume 16, page 157 (2017) | Download Citation

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  1. Linda Martin, Melissa Hutchens and Conrad Hawkins are at KMR Group, 150 N Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60606, USA.

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The authors of this article are employees of KMR Group, a leading management consultancy that focuses on benchmarking, analytics and performance management for biopharmaceutical companies.

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