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This new strategy paper launches a comprehensive plan for the development of life sciences and biotechnology in Europe in order to boost the EU's progress towards a knowledge-based society.

It was drawn up following broad public consultation, and includes an action plan with recommendations for Member States, local authorities and industry. It will form a key strand of the Commission's contribution to the Barcelona European Council in March 2002,

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