Make Way for CalIBR

Merck this week launched the California Institute for Biomedical Research, or CalIBR, "a new nonprofit research institute to help academics turn their basic biology insights into drug compounds ready for human tests," Science reports, adding that the pharmaceutical company is contributing $42 million over the first three years, and possibly as much as $90 million over the first seven years, to the institute.

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