Service revenue has become a crucial component of top-line growth for many capital equipment vendors, and as pharma dollars have been harder to come by over the past year and a half, several firms in the BCW Index have made efforts to expand or upgrade their service offerings.

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

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