NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The Critical Path Institute has opened an office in Rockville, Md., the Tucson, Ariz.-based non-profit said this week.
 
C-Path moved into the offices in January, but made an official announcement on Monday.  
 
C-Path was formed to support the US Food and Drug Administration, pharmaceutical companies, and academic institutions as the FDA tries to implement its Critical Path Initiative to accelerate the drug-development process.
 

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