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Pfizer closure 'not about strength of UK science'

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The closure of drug company Pfizer's UK base in Kent has dismayed the science community with the loss of 2,400 jobs and wider implications for the research sector.

Dr Richard Pike, Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Science Minister David Willetts discuss what the closure means for the UK's science policy.


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