Monthly Archives: July 2015

Solvay to acquire 100% of U.S.-based Cytec for US$5.5 billion

Perfect fit with Solvay’s strategy focused on sustainability and value Propels Solvay to world’s second largest player in aerospace composite materials Accelerates growth of Advanced Materials with major push into composites Reinforces Advanced Formulations with the world’s number one mining … Read the full press release

Solvay to build a high volume High Purity H2O2 plant in Italy

BRUSSELS, 31-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay’s GBU Special Chem has launched a partnership with one of the world’s leading electronics producers, under which Solvay will build a high volume High Purity H2O2 plant in Italy to meet the fast growing demand … Read the full press release

Solvay begins production at its new fluoroelastomers (FKM) plant in Changshu, China

BRUSSELS, 31-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay has begun production at its new fluoroelastomers (FKM) plant in Changshu, China, as part of its ongoing strategic site expansion, to meet booming demand for its specialty polymers from Asia’s fast-growing automotive industry and multiple … Read the full press release

Solvay to end the production of So-dium Percarbonate in Rosignano, Italy

Brussels, 31-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay announces today its intention to end the production of So-dium Percarbonate in Rosignano, Italy, by the end of the first quarter of 2016 at the latest. The main reason is the further decrease of the … Read the full press release

Maarten de Groof appointed member and intended chairman of Vesteda’s Supervisory Committee

Vesteda’s Extraordinary Meeting of Participants today voted in favour of the appointment of Mr. M.M. (Maarten) de Groof as a member and intended chairman of Vesteda’s Supervisory Committee. AMSTERDAM, 31-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The appointment of Mr. De Groof gives … Read the full press release

Bernard Fontana to be appointed President and CEO of AREVA NP

Mr. Bernard Fontana will join AREVA on September 1st to be appointed President and CEO of AREVA NP. PARIS, 31-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Bernard Fontana said: “I am happy to join the group to lead AREVA NP, a major French … Read the full press release

Ricoh to continue as title sponsor of the Women’s British Open through to 2018

London, 31-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Ricoh today announced that it is to continue as title sponsor of the Women’s British Open through to 2018. This is the third renewal of the agreement since Ricoh began to sponsor the tournament in … Read the full press release

Accenture signs eight-year contract to continue to provide the BT Pension Scheme (BTPS) with pension administration services

BT Pension Scheme re-appoints Accenture to serve its 300,000 members LONDON, 31-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has signed an eight-year contract to continue to provide the BT Pension Scheme (BTPS) with pension administration services. This contract is an extension … Read the full press release

Pöyry the latest internationally renowned engineering company to open office in Santiago, Chile

Vantaa, Finland, 31-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Pöyry is the latest internationally renowned engineering company to open an office in Santiago, Chile, with a strong heritage in the country. Many will be familiar with the Electrowatt Engineering brand. Pöyry joined forces with … Read the full press release

UZH national study reveal legal measures for alcohol drinking have preventive effect on young consumers in Switzerland

ZURICH, 31-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Young men are at risk from alcohol consumption. Regulations such as the minimum legal drinking age can protect them. As a national study headed by UZH scientists reveals: The more legal measures for alcohol prevention … Read the full press release

Phil Swash assumes responsibility for GKN’s Driveline business with effect from 25 September 2015

REDDITCH, 31-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — GKN plc announces the following changes in Board and Executive Committee responsibilities in anticipation of Andrew Reynolds Smith’s resignation from the Board. With effect from 25 September 2015, responsibility for GKN’s Driveline business will be … Read the full press release

GKN plc to acquire Fokker Technologies Group B.V from Arle Capital for an enterprise value of €706 million

• Further strengthening leading Tier 1 aerospace supplier • Compelling combination with an enhanced multi-technology portfolio • Broadening geographic footprint in Europe, North America and Asia • Fokker headquarters to remain in the Netherlands AMSTERDAM, 31-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — GKN plc (“GKN”) today announces … Read the full press release

SIGFOX, POST Luxembourg and RMS.lu announced the deployment of SIGFOX’s wireless Internet of Things network in Luxembourg

POST Luxembourg and RMS.lu, a Specialist in Digital ID and Mobile Solutions, Plan to Deploy the Dedicated IoT Network Nationwide by Year-end LUXEMBOURG CITY and ETTELBRUCK, Luxembourg, and LABEGE, France, 30-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Continuing the rapid expansion of SIGFOX’s wireless … Read the full press release

ESRI, Trinity College Dublin study: Two-thirds of people aged over 50 unable to provide basic information on their future pension benefits

The ESRI and Trinity College Dublin have released a new study examining how well-informed people are about their future pension benefits. Two-thirds of people who are aged over 50 and who are members of pension schemes were unable to provide … Read the full press release

Sandoz announced US market introduction of its generic version of Pulmicort Respules®

Princeton, New Jersey, 30-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Sandoz today announced the US market introduction of its budesonide inhalation suspension, a generic version of Pulmicort Respules® (budesonide) inhalation suspension 1 mg strength by AstraZeneca LP. Sandoz’s budesonide inhalation suspension product is indicated … Read the full press release

Dr Jasmeet Kaler of The University of Nottingham named as this year’s Universities Federation for Animal Welfare’s (UFAW) Young Scientist of the Year

Nottingham, 30-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — An expert in farm animal health at The University of Nottingham has been named as this year’s Universities Federation for Animal Welfare’s (UFAW) Young Scientist of the Year. Dr Jasmeet Kaler, a lecturer in Epidemiology … Read the full press release

Engineering research by a consortium of UK universities shows how the UK rail industry can achieve multi-million-pound savings

Nottingham, 30-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Practical measures to help prevent landslips and enhance track stability are among rail improvements pinpointed by engineering research involving The University of Nottingham. The potential upgrades would mean rail passengers face fewer speed restrictions, delays … Read the full press release

University of Nottingham spin-out NuVision received £379k seed funding from Mercia Fund Management

University of Nottingham spin-out, NuVision, has received £379k seed funding from Mercia Fund Management, to help develop innovative new eye care solutions for humans and animals. Nottingham, 30-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The funding from Mercia will support the commercialisation of NuVision’s … Read the full press release

New England Journal of Medicine analyses: Sanofi Pasteur’s Vaccine Candidate Safely Protects Pre-Adolescents to Adults Against Dengue

– The highest burden of dengue disease globally in endemic countries is in pre-adolescent to adults age group[1],[2],[3] – In a new pooled analysis, dengue vaccine candidate protected two out of three volunteers aged 9 years and older against all four … Read the full press release

Sanofi’s subsidiary Genzyme to acquire Caprelsa® (vandetanib) from AstraZeneca

Genzyme Strengthens Endocrinology Portfolio with Acquisition of Rare Disease Therapy Caprelsa®(vandetanib) from AstraZeneca Paris, France,  30-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Sanofi and its subsidiary Genzyme announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with AstraZeneca to acquire Caprelsa® (vandetanib), a … Read the full press release

Sanofi, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals partner to discover, develop and commercialize new antibody cancer treatments in the emerging field of immuno-oncology

Sanofi and Regeneron Launch Major New Immuno-Oncology Collaboration Companies agree to jointly advance PD-1 and other new immuno-oncology antibodies – Sanofi commits to an initial investment of up to $2.17 billion in the exclusive collaboration, including $640 million in upfront payments to Regeneron … Read the full press release

Join Jean-Paul Gravel, Leading Expert in Dissolving Limiting Beliefs, on his groundbreaking Emotional Freedom Retreats in Europe

Experience the transformation of a lifetime in just a few days VANCOUVER, Canada, 30-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Renowned personal coach from Canada and leading expert in dissolving limiting beliefs, Jean-Paul Gravel, invites those interested in personal development to join his Emotional … Read the full press release

“The Scientist” – the documentary about the life and work of Raphael Mechoulam

TEL AVIV, Israel, 30-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — In 1964 Professor Raphael Mechoulam was on a public bus carrying 5 kilos of premium Lebanese hashish in a plastic bag to his laboratory at the Weitzmann Institute in Rehovot. That noticeably fragrant … Read the full press release

GfK unveils predictive analytics capability and real-time, on-demand access to powerful insights in the next iteration of its customer experience management solution, GfK Echo

NUERNBERG, 28-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (27 July 2015), GfK has announced the next iteration of its customer experience management solution, GfK Echo.  Building upon existing capability, the enhanced GfK Echo now features predictive analytics capability and real-time, on-demand access … Read the full press release

Eneco: SmartCharging app saved up to 15 percent on the monthly electricity costs of 40 Tesla drivers in a test conducted over the past 4 months

Tesla-drivers saved up to 15 percent during pilot test Rotterdam, 28-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — A smart link between the time at which the battery of an electric car is charged and fluctuations in energy prices makes it possible for owners of … Read the full press release

Philips unveiled the newly illuminated National Theatre of Ghana on the occasion of its Cape Town to Cairo roadshow

21st century energy efficient LED technology revitalizes The National Theatre of Ghana – bringing new life to the historic building and reigniting cultural pride New Philips digital lighting innovations will meet the National Theatre of Ghana’s demand for sustainable energy … Read the full press release

University of Zurich: success in decoding the genome of a currently incurable sub-type of acute lymphoblastic leukemia

ZURICH, 28-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — In industrialized countries like Switzerland acute lymphoblastic leukemia represents the most frequent type of cancer in children. Together with international researchers, a pediatric oncologist from the University of Zurich has now succeeded in decoding a … Read the full press release

Zumtobel Group presents its artistic annual report designed by the U.S. light artist James Turrell

• Series of artistic annual reports enters its 24th year • Report features numerous previously unpublished photographs of Turrell’s work Dornbirn, Austria, 28-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — In the International Year of Light proclaimed by the United Nations, the Zumtobel Group’s artistic annual … Read the full press release

Sandoz launches respiratory health program aimed at improving the diagnosis and treatment of asthma – Breathe Africa

Non-communicable diseases like asthma are rising rapidly in sub-Saharan Africa where healthcare systems are ill-prepared to cope1 – Zambia is ranked #1 in the world for mortality due to asthma2 Increasing the medical expertise of local healthcare professionals is a … Read the full press release

Trinity College Dublin welcomed group of secondary school girls for its 7th annual two-week eye-opener into the wonderful world of engineering

DUBLIN, 28-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Trinity College Dublin’s School of Engineering welcomed a group of secondary school girls from four schools (Our Lady’s Terenure, Santa Sabina, Sutton, Lucan Community College and St. Michael’s, Claremorris) for its seventh annual two-week eye-opener … Read the full press release