Open Journal Systems

A Foreword from the Editor

Jean-Marie Boeynaems

Article ID: 112
Vol 1, Issue 1, 2016, Article identifier:1-2

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Welcome to the inaugural issue of the Journal of Medicines Development Sciences. This new open access journal will publish articles on the entire process of discovery and development of new medicinal products, with a particular emphasis on translational research. This inaugural issue is devoted to “Open Innovation”, a booming concept that is starting to deeply change the context of medicines development.

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