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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2013 7:00 pm | Updated: 7:40 pm, Sun Mar 24, 2013.

In an industry dominated by giants, the leaders of several small, local biotech companies see a new day rising where the world will reap the rewards from breakthroughs sown by the little guys.

One of the local companies, Albemarle County-based Diffusion Pharmaceuticals, recently completed enrollment of 56 patients around the country in a phase two clinical trial of trans sodium crocetinate, a brain cancer treatment compound. Five patients in the study are undergoing treatment at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

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