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1. A company's pipeline refers to products that are in various stages of research and development, though not yet ready for consumers.

2. A pipeline is also a system of pipes used to move large quantities of various substances over long distances, most commonly used in the discussion of oil and gas.

Expanded Definition

The nature of a company's pipeline is such that not all of its contents will make it to market, though the likelihood varies by industry.

The pipeline of a biotech or pharmaceutical company refers to compounds that are in various stages of the clinical trial process.

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