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Subject:  Re: yeast vs algae Date:  1/12/2013  1:37 AM
Author:  kahunacfa Number:  24857 of 24974

A great many pharmaceuticals are produced in large, pure quantities using fermentation chemical engineering once the drugs have been approved for use by the very slow moving US FDA. One result is than now, it is quite often for treatments to become available outside of the United States before they are approved for US use. This is true, even though much of the original research and development occurs within the United States industry as well as academic institutions.

The new Pharma drug development is now a long, long, often convoluted and risky process.

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