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Putting The Pieces Together Again: GSK Creates End-To-End Business Units

Executive Summary

At the forefront of radical R&D reorganization, GlaxoSmithKline continues to evolve its model, characterized to date by the breaking up of R&D into small, biotech-like drug performance units (DPUs). These units are about to undergo the latest round of change: closer integration with the downstream medicines development centers in their respective therapeutic areas. The move makes sense given industry's growing recognition of the need for payor and regulator requirements to inform even early-stage discovery and development.

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