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The authors thank all the symposium panellists (Nigel S. Cook, Michael Drummond, Fern Terris-Prestholt, Irina Cleemput, Hans L. Hillege, and Rocco Falchetto) and participants for joining the conversation and sharing their opinions and ideas. They also thank Irina Cleemput for providing input into an initial draft of this paper and Samare P.I. Huls for taking notes to assist with the commentary preparation during the symposium.

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JW and EBG conceived the topic and framework for the symposium panel and paper, chaired the panel and prepared a joint draft of the paper. NSC, FTP, MD, RF and HLH presented at the panel and contributed their academic ideas to the paper. All authors reviewed and revised the draft for academic content and approved the final version for publication.

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Correspondence to Jennifer A. Whitty.

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Jennifer A. Whitty is supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration East of England (NIHR200177). Esther W. de Bekker-Grob is funded through a personal grant from The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO-Talent-Scheme-Veni-Grant No. 451-15-039) and supported by the EU/EFPIA Innovative Medicines Initiative [2] Joint Undertaking PREFER grant no. 115966. Nigel S. Cook is an employee of Novartis Pharma AG and the work presented was funded by Novartis. RF is funded through out-of-pocket private donations to the IPPN. The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the National Health Service, the NIHR, or the Department of Health and Social Care.

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Jennifer A. Whitty, Rocco Falchetto, Hans L. Hillege, Fern Terris-Prestholt and Michael Drummond are members of the International Academy of Health Preference Research (IAHPR). Esther W. de Bekker-Grob is a member of IAHPR and IMI-PREFER. Nigel S. Cook is a member of IAHPR and IMI-PREFER and is an employee of Novartis Pharma AG. None of the authors have any conflicts of interest that are directly relevant to the content of this article.

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Whitty, J.A., de Bekker-Grob, E.W., Cook, N.S. et al. Patient Preferences in the Medical Product Lifecycle. Patient 13, 7–10 (2020).

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