Monthly Archives: June 2017

Leonardo signs EUR 290 million contract with UK Ministry of Defence for IFF technology upgrade

The team will upgrade the IFF systems, which automatically recognise whether vehicles are friend or foe, on 31 UK platform types  The new, more-secure Mode-5 IFF technology is mandated for all NATO nations for installation by 2020 Leonardo and HENSOLDT … Read the full press release

DSNA, ENAV, Leonardo and Thales to reinforce their cooperation to promote Coflight on the European scene

DSNA, ENAV, Thales and Leonardo confirm their commitment to Coflight, the new generation Flight Data Processing System (FDPS) designed to meet Single European Sky objectives and SESAR They will reinforce the Coflight alliance to jointly promote Coflight by negotiating a … Read the full press release

Vienna Insurance Group launches comprehensive digitalisation project to be implemented within the Group

Launch of Genesis digitalisation project VIENNA, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Polish VIG Group company Compensa has launched the most comprehensive digitalisation project to be implemented within the Group. The total investment amount is around EUR 25 million and Vienna Insurance … Read the full press release

ZEISS launches new lens for full-frame DSLR cameras from Canon and Nikon

The tenth lens in the ZEISS Milvus series for DSLR cameras already shows its many benefits at full aperture OBERKOCHEN, Germany, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ZEISS has launched a new lens for full-frame DSLR cameras from Canon1 and Nikon2 on … Read the full press release

Arla Foods to appeal U.S. District Court in Green Bay, Wis. rule on halting its rBST related ads in U.S.

Viby J, Denmark, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On June 15th a U.S. District Court in Green Bay, Wis. granted pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly’s request to halt the continuation of dairy co-operative Arla Foods’ advertising related to the use of the synthetic growth … Read the full press release

University of York: jellyfish fluorescent proteins sheds new light on how DNA replicates

Scientists at the University of York have used florescent proteins from jellyfish to help shed new light on how DNA replicates. YORK, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Using these proteins, originally found in jellyfish to make them glow, the team where … Read the full press release

University of York: new site to help navigate the UK care system

New support tools to help the general public find out about social care options for older people are launched today (22 June). YORK, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new leaflet, short film and website – www.gettinginformed.net – will provide much-needed … Read the full press release

France’s Ministry of Health and Social Affairs approves reimbursement for QIAGEN’s QuantiFERON-TB® Gold Plus latent tuberculosis test

Gold-standard test for latent tuberculosis infection will be covered by national health insurance Hilden, Germany, and Paris, France, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — QIAGEN N.V. (NASDAQ: QGEN; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) today announced that France’s Ministry of Health and Social Affairs … Read the full press release

DiaSorin, QIAGEN to develop new tests for DiaSorin’s LIAISON family of analyzers

Saluggia, Italy; Hilden, Germany, and Germantown, Maryland, USA, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — DiaSorin (FTSE Italy Mid Cap: DIA) and QIAGEN (NASDAQ: QGEN; Frankfurt Stock Exchange: QIA) announced today a new collaboration to develop new tests for DiaSorin’s LIAISON family of … Read the full press release

British street artist spray-painted ghost image of playwright Joe Orton in the University of Leicester Library

Artwork allows visitors to interact one-on-one and reflect on legacy of writer LEICESTER, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A renowned street artist has spray-painted a ‘ghost image’ of playwright Joe Orton in the University of Leicester Library – which he hopes will … Read the full press release

Leicester and East Anglia Universities to identify monkey populations that have declined through hunting

LEICESTER, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Universities of Leicester and East Anglia lead research to identify biodiversity through satellite data Earth Observation technology can map human settlements to predict where monkey populations have declined through hunting ‘High-throughput DNA sequencing’ can tell … Read the full press release

University of Leicester to improve the accuracy of police dogs in identifying human remains

Research looks at specific chemical aspects of tissue decomposition to train victim recovery police dogs Different tissue types release similar organic compounds which can be detected by dogs Only research within the UK to apply novel multidimensional chromatography technique to … Read the full press release

University of Leicester: stillbirth rate in the UK has reduced by almost 8% over the period 2013 to 2015

Study shows fall in stillbirth rate across the UK – a step towards the Government target LEICESTER, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Research published today shows that the stillbirth rate in the UK has reduced by almost 8% over the period 2013 … Read the full press release

University of Leicester to explore the significance of music in the criminal justice system

University of Leicester free public event to take place on Friday 23 June LEICESTER, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Leicester will be exploring the significance of music in the criminal justice system during a free public symposium taking place … Read the full press release

FREE family Open Day: University of Leicester will reveal the latest archaeological discoveries at Bradgate Park on Sunday 2 July

FREE public University of Leicester event to explore new findings at popular attraction on Sunday 2 July LEICESTER, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Members of the public are invited to learn about the latest archaeological discoveries being made by the University of … Read the full press release

46 year old NEOPLAN Skyliner superbly converted to exclusive travel vehicle

A 46 year old NEOPLAN Skyliner is the basis for an exclusive travel vehicle // Roadyacht with a roof terrace for up to 25 people MUNICH, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Roadyacht, a superbly converted NEOPLAN Skyliner from the 70s, is … Read the full press release

Rabobank and online platform Bleeve to help customers implement energy-saving measures

UTRECHT, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Lower energy bills, greater comfort and a home that appreciates in value. A sustainable home gives homeowners a host of benefits, but they often also see the path to solar panels and extra insulation as a … Read the full press release

Alstom to mid-life overhaul 23 BB 36000 locomotives for Akiem

Saint-Ouen, France, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom has been chosen by Akiem to carry out the mid-life overhaul [1] of 23 BB 36000 locomotives. The contract follows a first agreement signed at the end of April 2016 for the mid-life overhaul … Read the full press release

Alstom proud to be associated with Bangalore metro’s Green Line connecting Nagasandra in North Bangalore with Yelachanahalli in the South

Saint-Ouen, France, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom is proud to be associated with the Bangalore metro’s much-awaited launch of operations on the Green Line that will connect Nagasandra in North Bangalore with Yelachanahalli in the South, the last section of Bangalore … Read the full press release

TechnologyOne’s Student Management SaaS will replace the University of Sussex’s in-house student record system

BRIGHTON, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Sussex has partnered with enterprise software provider TechnologyOne to transform its student and academic services in a multi-million-pound deal. TechnologyOne’s Student Management Software as a Service (SaaS) solution will replace the University’s in-house … Read the full press release

SSAB joins Women in Tech initiative to increase the number of women in SSAB’s top management

SSAB has joined the Women in Tech network, coordinated by Technology Industries of Finland. STOCKHOLM, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — “The Women in Tech initiative aims at increasing the number of women in the field of technology. Activities in the organization’s network … Read the full press release

KUKA: KR AGILUS robot used in applications to deflash die-cast aluminium components at Grind Master

Grind Master, a global leader in metal finishing and deburring machines, has become an integrator for KUKA starting January 2016. The small robots of the KR AGILUS series in its portfolio deflash die-cast aluminium components with high consistency and quality. … Read the full press release

University of Bristol neuroscientists awarded £2 million Wellcome Trust Investigator Award

Neuroscientists at the University of Bristol have been awarded a prestigious £2 million Wellcome Trust Investigator Award for a five-year study to investigate the neuronal circuits that drive our recognition memory. BRISTOL, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Recognition memory is essential for … Read the full press release

Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and University of Bristol form the Wind Blade Research Hub (WBRH)

£2.3 million research partnership between the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and the University of Bristol could help unlock larger and more powerful wind turbines than ever before. BRISTOL, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Forming the Wind Blade Research Hub (WBRH), the five-year … Read the full press release

International Women in Engineering Day: University of Bristol female engineers to inspire women to pursue STEM subjects

Female engineers from the University of Bristol’s Faculty of Engineering are on a mission to inspire women to pursue science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects this Friday [23 June] when 90 local secondary school girls, aged 11- to 15-years … Read the full press release

University of Bristol marks 25 years of its Master’s programs in Human Geography

BRISTOL, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — 2017 marks a quarter century for one of the UK’s leading Master’s programs in Human Geography at the University of Bristol. To celebrate, the School is launching a newly designed information booklet that features the art … Read the full press release

University of Bristol ranks 22nd out of almost 400 universities in Europe

BRISTOL, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Bristol has been ranked 22nd out of almost 400 universities in Europe, according to a new league table published today [21 June]. The Times Higher Education (THE) looked at previously unpublished data drawn … Read the full press release

University of Bristol students design volcano monitoring satellite

A team of students and staff from the University of Bristol are designing a volcano monitoring satellite as part of the University’s satellite programme. The group of 17 students and academics have been given unique access to the Concurrent Design … Read the full press release

University of Bristol paper receives RSPB Centre for Conservation Science award for scientific paper of high conservation importance

A scientific paper led by a team of biologists from the University of Bristol has won a major award from the RSPB. BRISTOL, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ‘Historical nectar assessment reveals the fall and rise of floral resources in Britain’ was … Read the full press release

Bekaert’s formerly wholly-owned subsidiary in Sumaré (Brazil) integrated into BMB (Belgo Mineira Bekaert Artefatos de Arame Ltda) partnership

Kortrijk, Belgium, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Bekaert and ArcelorMittal have closed the transaction to integrate Bekaert’s formerly wholly-owned subsidiary in Sumaré (Brazil) into the BMB (Belgo Mineira Bekaert Artefatos de Arame Ltda) partnership. In line with the shareholding structure of the … Read the full press release