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CHINESE PHARMA FIRMS TARGET THE GLOBAL MARKET

A new Chinese drug for colorectal cancer could mark an important milestone WALK into the Shanghai laboratories of Chi-Med, a biotech firm, and you encounter the sort of shiny, cutting-edge facilities common in any major pharma company in America, Europe or Japan. Chi-Med has just had positive results in a …

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JAPAN’S £139m COMPUTER WILL BE FASTEST IN THE WORLD,MAKING 130 QUADRILLION CALCULATIONS A SECOND

Japan is creating the world’s fastest supercomputer to emulate the human brain’s neural pathways. Japan plans to build the world’s fastest-known supercomputer to help develop cutting edge driverless cars and robots. The country will spend 19.5 billion yen (£139m) on the computer, which should make 130 quadrillion calculations per second. That is 130 petaflops in …

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