While the industry is up in arms over the development, Lords views it as a necessary evil.
“I think that he is relatively unaware of the relevant research, especially the development research,” he said.
Currently, there are three new drugs in clinical trials and an additional ten programs are in the early stages of development.
1756, "an unfolding;" see develop + -ment. Of property, with the sense "bringing out the latent possibilities," from 1885 (Pickering's glossary of Americanisms, 1816, has betterments "The improvements made on new lands, by cultivation, and the erection of buildings, &c."). Meaning "state of economic advancement" is from 1902. Meaning "advancement through progressive stages" is 1836.
development de·vel·op·ment (dĭ-věl'əp-mənt)
The act of developing.
The state of being developed.
A significant event, occurrence, or change.
The natural progression from a previous, simpler, or embryonic stage to a later, more complex, or adult stage.
The process of analysis, design, coding and testing software.