Category Archives: Switzerland

Press Releases & News from Switzerland distributed via EuropaWire

SGS: Health Canada proposed to revise Playpens Regulations

GENEVA, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The new regulations would strengthen requirements for playpens to protect infants and young children from potential injury or death. On April 22, 2017, Health Canada proposed to revise Playpens Regulations [1] under Vol. 151, No. 16. … Read the full press release

SGS: Turkey to adopt draft Regulations on food contact materials and article

GENEVA, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Turkey is proposing to adopt draft Regulations on food contact materials and articles. The proposed date of entry into force is Q3 of 2017. In May 2017, the World Trade Organization (WTO) circulated two notifications from … Read the full press release

China: SGS to undertake extractables and leachables (E&L) testing at its Shanghai laboratory

GENEVA, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS, a leading bio/pharmaceutical analytical and bioanalytical contract solutions provider, today announced that it has significantly increased its capabilities to undertake extractables and leachables (E&L) testing at its Shanghai, China, laboratory. Its investment includes the … Read the full press release

SGS and Transparency-One will enable Mars Food to share details of its rice supply chain from farm to fork

GENEVA, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Mars Food has launched revolutionary supply chain solution Transparency-One, with SGS and supported by Blippar, to help the company realize its 2020 ambition of sourcing UNCLE BEN’S® rice from sustainable sources. SGS and Transparency-One, the next … Read the full press release

SGS’s Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) certificate renewed in France

GENEVA, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In France, SGS’s Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) certificate has been renewed, following a successful audit by the Comité Français d’Accréditation (Cofrac). Issued by the French Interministerial Group for Chemical Products (GIPC) our renewed GLP accreditation includes … Read the full press release

Julio Arce appointed member of Schindler Holding AG’s Group Executive Committee responsible for Field Quality and Excellence

EBIKON, 15-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Board of Directors has decided to appoint Julio Arce, currently CEO of Schindler Iberia, as a member of the Group Executive Committee responsible for Field Quality and Excellence. He will succeed Albert Haffert who, after … Read the full press release

Swiss Re: 20 new emerging risk themes and six emerging trends in this year’s SONAR re/insurance report

Swiss Re’s latest SONAR report features 20 new emerging risk themes and six emerging trend spotlights the re/insurance industry should have on its radar Reduced market access, regulatory fragmentation, the return of inflation, and cloud risk accumulation pose the largest … Read the full press release

University of St.Gallen: challenges suppliers of luxury goods have to tackle and what it means to manage luxury brands

St. Gallen, Switzerland, 14-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The fact is, we readily dismiss luxury as bling-bling for the rich, an extravagance – and ignore what lies behind it. Tradition, craftsmanship and culture are an important part of the picture, not to … Read the full press release

STMicroelectronics Teams Up With Australia-based Artists for Innovative Art Installation in Sydney

ST’s Time-of-Flight proximity sensors and microcontrollers enable innovative gesture control in interactive artistic experience Australia’s major winter event, Vivid Sydney is acknowledged to be the world’s largest event combining light, music, and ideas SYDNEY, Australia, 12-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — STMicroelectronics (NYSE: … Read the full press release

Basilea Pharmaceutica updates on clinical phase 1/2a program with its anticancer drug candidate BAL101553 at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

BASEL, 09-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. (SIX: BSLN) announced today that updates were presented on the ongoing clinical phase 1/2a program with its anticancer drug candidate BAL101553, a novel tumor checkpoint controller, at the American Society of Clinical Oncology … Read the full press release

Infront Sports & Media secured Gorenje as a new Official Sponsor for the Men’s EHF EURO 2018 and 2020

Comprehensive sponsorship agreement signed with Infront for the next two editions of the Men’s EHF EURO 2018 and 2020 ZUG, 08-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Infront Sports & Media, a Wanda Sports company, as exclusive media and marketing partner for EHF … Read the full press release

ABB to showcase advance sensor measurement for smart grids at CIRED 2017

ZURICH, 05-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The pioneering technology leader, ABB, will present papers on the latest sensor technology. The sensors are an advanced solution for measuring currents and voltages, and a perfect solution to evolutionary market trends.The advance sensor measurement for … Read the full press release

ABB unveils three-phase string solution for cost efficient large decentralized photovoltaic systems

ZURICH, 05-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB’s latest addition to the TRIO family, the TRIO-TM is a three-phase string solution with power ratings up to 60kW, for cost efficient large decentralized photovoltaic systems. Suitable for both commercial and utility applications, and for … Read the full press release

New research project on how microbial communities are organised and function gets funding

A research project by ETH Zurich, MIT with other US universities will receive 15 million US dollars in funding from the New York-based Simons Foundation. Over the next five years, researchers will investigate how microbial communities are organised and function, … Read the full press release

University of Geneva researchers work paves the way for a future quantum repeater

GENEVA, 30-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Quantum physic can guarantee that a message has not be intercepted before reaching its destination. Thanks to the laws of quantum physic, a particle of light – a photon – can be in two distinct states … Read the full press release

SGS launches Zero Discharge Holistic Solution to support textile, footwear brands and retailers towards environmentally responsible production

SGS is pleased to launch its Zero Discharge Holistic Solution, using an assertive approach supported by a diverse range of technical solutions to assist textile and footwear brands and retailers to move a step closer to their zero discharge goal. … Read the full press release

SGS supports the Longwall USA conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 13-15, 2017

GENEVA, 26-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — This biennial event – the brainchild of mining and mineral processing magazine publisher and events organizer Mining Media – aims to provide insights, knowledge and commercial opportunities to the industry. Those attending will be able to … Read the full press release

Leica Geosystems: iCON excavate machine control solutions now support tilt rotator control systems manufactured by SVAB

Customers’ options in tilt rotator attachments extended through development in Leica iCON iXE solutions Heerbrugg, Switzerland, 25-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Leica Geosystems, industry leader in measurement technology, announced today its iCON excavate machine control solutions now support tilt rotator control systems … Read the full press release

Paul Schuler appointed Chief Executive Officer at Sika

BAAR, 23-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika has appointed Paul Schuler, currently Regional Manager Europe Middle East Africa (EMEA), as Chief Executive Officer as of July 1, 2017. He succeeds Jan Jenisch who has accepted to become the new CEO at LafargeHolcim. … Read the full press release

180 media executives to share insights about broadcast marketing at the 21st Eurovision Connect in Ljubljana

The 21st Eurovision Connect event began on Monday (22 May) in the Slovenian captial Ljubljana, in collaboration with RTVSLO. GENEVA, 23-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — More than 180 executives in marketing, branding, promotion & media planning from 50 media organisations are attending the 2 … Read the full press release

WEF Middle East and North Africa: 1,200 business and political leaders from over 60 countries participated

Dead Sea, Jordan, 22-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa has taken place at the Dead Sea in Jordan over the last three days. With the full support and presence of Their Majesties … Read the full press release

WEF Middle East and North Africa: amazing potential of young people and young companies

Economic and political reforms are needed to give young people hope and to allow them to thrive as entrepreneurs New careers are emerging, and education is key to creating the talent required for start-ups A diverse group of clerics called … Read the full press release

WEF: Rising income and wealth disparity is the trend likely to most affect the Arab world in the coming years

New briefing bases its findings on the perceptions of global experts and businesses in the region Diversifying the economy, reducing public intervention in the markets, providing opportunities for young people and improving the innovation ecosystem are the key challenges that … Read the full press release

Swiss Gov: Eastern Europe Cooperation Act will come into force on 1 June 2017

BERN, 18-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On 17 May 2017 the Federal Council confirmed that the Federal Act on Cooperation with the States of Eastern Europe (Eastern Europe Cooperation Act) will come into force on 1 June 2017. The act was passed … Read the full press release

Swiss Gov adopts dispatch on the EU regulation on the new European Border and Coast Guard Agency

BERN, 18-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — During its meeting on 17 May 2017, the Federal Council adopted the dispatch on the adoption and implementation of the EU regulation on the new European Border and Coast Guard Agency. This regulation forms the basis … Read the full press release

Switzerland to showcase its strengths at Expo 2020 in Dubai

BERN, 18-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On 17 May 2017, the Federal Council adopted the credit dispatch for Switzerland’s participation in Expo 2020 in Dubai (United Arab Emirates, UAE). The total budget is CHF 14.84 million, about half of which will financed … Read the full press release

His Majesty King Abdullah II opens the SESAME light source, the first regional laboratory for the Middle East

Allan, Jordan, 18-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The SESAME light source was today officially opened by His Majesty King Abdullah II. An intergovernmental organization, SESAME is the first regional laboratory for the Middle East and neighbouring regions The laboratory’s official opening ushers … Read the full press release

Changes to Actelion’s executive team to take effect upon closing of the transaction with Johnson & Johnson

ALLSCHWIL/BASEL, SWITZERLAND, 17-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Actelion Ltd (SIX: ATLN) today announced changes to its executive team that would only take effect upon closing of the transaction with Johnson & Johnson expected towards the end of the second quarter 2017. … Read the full press release

Siemens to electrify the new cable car lift running to Matterhorn glacier paradise in Switzerland

ERLANGEN, 16-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens has received an order from Elektrizitätswerk Zermatt AG to electrify the new cable car lift running to Matterhorn glacier paradise (Klein Matterhorn) in Zermatt, Switzerland. Siemens will supply an 8DJH medium-voltage switchgear for the alpine … Read the full press release

800 Mbit/s speed possible with the right mobile phone in the Swisscom Shop in Zurich’s Füsslistrasse

BERNE, 10-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Swisscom’s next technology leap in the mobile network: speeds of more than 800 Mbit/s are possible with the right mobile phone in the Swisscom Shop in Zurich’s Füsslistrasse. Swisscom’s mobile network is currently a step ahead … Read the full press release