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Does size matter in R&D productivity? If not, what does?

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Figure 1: Factors not correlated with success or failure in drug development.
Figure 2: Factors correlated with success or failure in drug development.


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The authors gratefully acknowledge the contributions of P. Swiatek, N. Srikanth, M. Herant, R. Howard and especially Y. Morieux to this work.

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The authors of this article are employees of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a management consultancy that works with the world's leading biopharmaceutical companies on R&D productivity issues. The research for this specific article was funded by BCG's Health Care practice.

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Ringel, M., Tollman, P., Hersch, G. et al. Does size matter in R&D productivity? If not, what does?. Nat Rev Drug Discov 12, 901–902 (2013).

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