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(12) Research and development costs

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Research and development costs

The item comprises the costs of the Group’s own research and development departments, the expenses incurred as a result of research and development collaborations as well as the costs of clinical trials in the Healthcare business sector (both before and after approval is granted).

For information on the capitalization of development costs, see Note (19) “Other intangible assets”.

Cost reimbursements for research and development are offset against research and development costs.

The net income from repayments of subsidies received and reimbursements recognized within research and development costs amounted to € 23 million in fiscal 2022 (2021: € 100 million). This decline was essentially due to the mutual decision to end the strategic alliance with GlaxoSmithKline plc, United Kingdom, in the field of immuno-oncology with effect from September 30, 2021 (see Note (7) “Collaboration and licensing agreements”).

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