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17 Mar 2011

Pfizer Antibacterial Research Moving to China

Pfizer's newer research programs will move to China as soon as the site for antibacterial research is ready.

Pfizer plans to move its antibacterial research group from Groton, CT to Shanghai, China. Some research scientists will stay on at the Groton site for up to two years as they finish up late-stage project; newer programs will move to China as soon as the site is ready.


Pfizer's antibacterial research includes drugs for the treatment of MRSA and other antibiotic-resistant superbugs. The paper notes that given the relatively small return on investments pharma companies reap from the generics-packed antibiotics market, the cheaper China digs co

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