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Coaxing Big Pharma Onto the Playing Field

Science  28 Aug 1998:
Vol. 281, Issue 5381, pp. 1271
DOI: 10.1126/science.281.5381.1271

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The National Institutes of Health's efforts to inject new life into AIDS vaccine development are focused mostly on its traditional clients in academic science (see main text). But one key player is sitting largely on the sidelines: Big Pharma. Now, the World Bank is considering an initiative to coax more companies onto the playing field.