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A term for art for 'under development', as in the products that a pharmaceutical company has under development—'in the pipeline'—that it hopes to bring to market within a foreseeable future.

pipeline

(pīp′līn″)
A colloquial term for the active research and development by a biotechnology or pharmaceutical firm of new products, esp. of new drugs.
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Even a horrific accident, though, doesn't seem to be enough to spur OPS--or Congress--to make meaningful change to protect the public from dangerous pipelines, which are increasingly turning up under heavily populated areas.
Because it was not feasible to stop the pipeline flow during the relocation, Badger dug new trenches, installed replacement pipe and diverted the How to the relocated portion.
When acetylene-welded pipelines were constructed in the '20s and '30s, they didn't have the technology or quality control to make good-quality welds,'' he said.
The Department of Water and Power has stated that the proposed crude-oil pipeline would place over 75 percent of the city's water supply in danger in the event of an earthquake or other major disaster.