EUROPEAN Union research Commissioner Philippe Busquin has proposed the creation of a European Platform for Clinical Tests, a body whose aim would be to intensify and fast-track studies within the EU on AIDS/HIV, TB and malaria. He said that the platform would be a "cornerstone" of the Commission's strategy against the diseases, especially where it is considering the needs of developing countries. The commissioner said that the body would aim to augment the effectiveness of European clinical tests regarding the three diseases, attract new ...

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