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EMA pays respects after sudden death of Research and Innovation leader

Jordi Llinares Garcia, Head of Research and Innovation at the European Medicines Agency, has died unexpectedly aged just 52.

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The European Medicines Agency's Head of Research and Innovation, Jordi Llinares Garcia, has died unexpectedly, the agency reports in a statement on its website.

Garcia, who was from Spain, was the person behind the European Prime program, which accelerated the regulatory process for potentially groundbreaking medicine.

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