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Press Releases & News from France distributed via EuropaWire

Digital Health: Enovacom to consolidate all of Orange Healthcare B2B activities starting October 1, 2020

The healthcare sector is a key focus of Orange’s 2025 strategic plan (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 1-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Orange S.A. (EPA: ORA), a French multinational telecommunications group, has announced a reorganization within its Orange Business Services subsidiary. Begining of … Read the full press release

Eveliqure announces the initiation of a Phase 1 clinical study of its combined Shigella and ETEC vaccine candidate

(PRESS RELEASE) VIENNA, 24-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Eveliqure Biotechnologies GmbH, an Austrian biotechnology company, today announces the initiation of clinical testing for its ShigETEC vaccine candidate, with the dosing of the first subject in a Phase 1 safety and immunogenicity … Read the full press release

European research project successfully demonstrates laser structuring of large surface areas to produce materials with fluid repellent and anti-bacterial effects

(PRESS RELEASE) PARMA, 23-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The EU TresClean project has successfully completed its mission to demonstrate that tailored surfaces replicating the types of organic structures found in nature can produce beyond state-of-the-art fluid-repellent and antibacterial surfaces. The project … Read the full press release

eFax lance un programme de distribution dans la région EMEA

eFax lance un programme de distribution dans la région EMEA

eFax investit dans un nouveau programme de distribution dans la région EMEA, renforçant l’assistance proposée à ses partenaires de distribution et clients afin d’accélérer la transformation numérique en Europe (PRESS RELEASE) DUBLIN, 23-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — eFax (http://efax.co.uk), la solution … Read the full press release

Suez 2030 transformation strategy update: results exceed our objectives

EPS1 from €0.75 to €0.80 in 2021 and up to €1.0 in 2022 Ordinary dividend at €0.65 paid in 2021 and growing to €0.70 in 2022 Exceptional dividend or share buyback of at least €1bn as soon as possible and by … Read the full press release

The COVID-19 vaccine based on Sanofi’s recombinant protein-based technology and GSK’s pandemic adjuvant system secures 300 million doses order from the European Commission (EC)

Agreement signed today supports scale-up of manufacturing capabilities in several European countries Vaccine candidate uses Sanofi’s recombinant protein-based technology combined with GSK’s pandemic adjuvant system (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 18-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Sanofi (EPA: SAN), a global biopharmaceutical company focused … Read the full press release

ESMO Virtual Congress 2020: Libtayo positive pivotal data offer hope for the treatment of advanced basal cell carcinoma, a difficult-to-treat cancer

Libtayo is the first investigational medicine to show a clinical benefit in advanced basal cell carcinoma following treatment with a hedgehog inhibitor in a prospective trial 31% objective response rate seen in trial patients, and an estimated 85% of responses … Read the full press release

Dr. Jean-Christophe Rufin to succeed Xavier Darcos as President of Sanofi Espoir Corporate Foundation

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 18-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Sanofi (EPA: SAN), a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health, has announced it has appointed Dr. Jean-Christophe Rufin as President of the Sanofi Espoir Corporate Foundation, aimed at reducing inequalities in health … Read the full press release

Gartner recognition for Capgemini as a Leader for communications service providers worldwide

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 18-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini, French multinational leader in consulting, digital transformation, technology and engineering services, has announced it has been positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s 2020 “Magic Quadrant for IT Services for Communications Service Providers, … Read the full press release

Schneider Electric with 3rd factory to receive the distinction of 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) Advanced Lighthouse by WEF

Lexington is the third Smart Factory designated as an Advanced Lighthouse and the first End-to-End Lighthouse representing a milestone in Schneider Electric’s digital transformation Lexington’s digital energy management strategy leverages IIoT connectivity, Edge analytics, and predicative analytics to drive energy … Read the full press release

VINCI Highways and the Colombian National Infrastructure Agency Major planted over 3000 native trees as part of reforestation program in Colombia

(PRESS RELEASE) RUEIL-MALMAISON CEDEX, 14-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI Concessions, a leading concessions operator and part of Vinci SA, has announced that led by VIA 40 Express and VINCI Highways have collaborated with the Colombian National Infrastructure Agency (ANI) for the … Read the full press release

Banijay strengthens high-quality content offering with the appointment of Lars Blomgren as Head of Scripted, EMEA

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 10-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — World’s largest independent content creation Group for television and multimedia platforms Banijay announces the appointment of Lars Blomgren as Head of Scripted, EMEA. Lars will work in partnership with the group’s hugely talented … Read the full press release

Vattenfall and Eurofiber to accelerate digitization in Berlin with new fiber optic infrastructure

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 8-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall and Eurofiber announce plan to establish a Berlin based joint venture which will provide access to fiber connectivity for more than 500,000 households and businesses. Compared to the existing coax and copper … Read the full press release

Galata Chemicals to produce Tin Stabilizers and Intermediates at Dahej, India

(PRESS RELEASE) LAMPERTHEIM, Germany, 3-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Galata Chemicals, a leading global producer of plastic additives, announced the commissioning of its newest Tin Stabilizer production facility in Dahej, India. This facility will produce Methyl, Butyl, and Octyl Tin Stabilizers, … Read the full press release

Philips debuts new dedicated cardiovascular ultrasound solutions at ESC 2020 (Aug 29 – Sept 1)

Philips introduces Affiniti CVx and Release 7.0 of EPIQ CVx with breakthrough interventional and productivity features to support cardiology departments managing everyday challenges (PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 28-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Global leader in health technology Royal Philips announces the expansion … Read the full press release

Sanofi tender offer for Principia Biopharma outstanding shares, August 28 – September 25, 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 28-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — French multinational pharmaceutical company Sanofi announces its intention to commence a tender offer (the “Offer”) to acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Principia Biopharma Inc. for $100 per share … Read the full press release

VINCI Airports: Daniel Oduber Quirós airport COVID-19 sanitary measures testified by Airports Council International’s Airport Health Accreditation

(PRESS RELEASE) RUEIL-MALMAISON CEDEX, 26-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI Airports, a global operator of 45 airports around the world and part of VINCI Concessions SA, has announced that its member airport the Costa Rican international airport Daniel Oduber Quirós (Guanacaste … Read the full press release

Immune-mediated diseases biopharmaceutical Principia Biopharma Inc. acquired by Sanofi for approximately EUR 3.1 billion ($3.68 billion)

Further strengthens core R&D areas of autoimmune and allergic diseases Provides full control of brain-penetrant BTK inhibitor SAR442168 in multiple sclerosis (MS), making commercialization more efficient and eliminating future royalty payments Allows expansion of SAR442168 development program into other central … Read the full press release

Schneider Electric recognized for its digital transformation journey

(PRESS RELEASE) RUEIL-MALMAISON, 5-Aug-2020Y — /EuropaWire/ — European multinational company active in the fields of digital transformation of energy management and automation Schneider Electric has announced it has climbed two spots in 2020’s Gartner Supply Chain Top 25: Europe Top … Read the full press release

Leadership changes at Societe Generale aimed at accelerating the transformation of the businesses

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 4-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — French multinational investment bank and financial services company Societe Generale (EPA: GLE) has announced it will make leadership changes at the Societe Generale Group management team to accelerate the transformation of the businesses … Read the full press release

Schneider Electric supports new venture that will expedite production capacity of low-carbon batteries in southern Europe

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 30-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Schneider Electric together with its partners EIT InnoEnergy and the GROUPE IDEC support Verkor, a French industrial company in its aim to amplify battery cell production in Europe. The new venture will accelerate … Read the full press release

Euler Hermes on Norwegian government’s NOK 20 billion (~ EUR 1.9 billion) support of the intercompany trade credit market

Landmark NOK 20bn support scheme agreed between government and private sector insurers Norwegian businesses will continue to benefit from extensive credit cover as economy emerges from lockdown (PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 24-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The world leader in trade credit … Read the full press release

wpd signs Power Purchase Agreement with Polish ENGIE subsidiary

(PRESS RELEASE) BREMEN, 21-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — German developer and operator of onshore and offshore wind farms, wpd records further success in the marketing of wind power in Poland. wpd has signed A Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with ENGIE Zielona … Read the full press release

Arkema acquires high-performance thermobonding adhesive powders specialist Fixatti

(PRESS RELEASE) COLOMBES, France, 20-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Specialty chemicals and advanced materials company, Arkema announces the proposed acquisition of Fixatti, a company specialized in high-performance thermobonding adhesive powders. The acquisition is part of Bostik’s targeted growth strategy in high … Read the full press release

Total 2019 dividend: 62% of rights were exercised in favour of receiving the payment for the final 2019 dividend in shares

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 14-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — French energy group Total has announced the results of the option to receive the final 2019 dividend in shares. The company’s shareholders meeting which was held on May 29, 2020, offered the option … Read the full press release

Atos opens HPC, AI & Quantum Life Sciences Centre of Excellence at Wellcome Genome Campus in Cambridgeshire, UK

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON/ PARIS, 8-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Digital transformation leader Atos has announced it will launch global HPC, AI & Quantum Life Sciences Centre of Excellence in agreement with Wellcome Genome Campus in Cambridgeshire, UK. The Centre will provide … Read the full press release

Capgemini research: significant majority of consumers change their purchase preferences based on social responsibility, inclusiveness, or environmental impact

Capgemini research highlights a strong connection between sustainability and core-business benefits including increased customer loyalty and brand revenue (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 8-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini’s in-house think tank Capgemini Research Institute has released its new report titled “Consumer Products … Read the full press release

Schneider Electric announces two-year sponsorship of Master of Law and Business Ethics at CY Cergy Paris University

Schneider Electric continues to pursue its objective towards innovation in terms of Ethics applied to its activities by becoming the 8th Sponsor of this course The sponsorship will be supervised by Audrey Morin, Schneider Electric’s Group Compliance Director, and Roxana … Read the full press release

Imerys announces the appointment of Olivier Pirotte as Director of the Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions and Sébastien Rouge as Chief Financial Officer

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 3-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — World leader in specialty industrial minerals, Imerys announces changes in its Executive Committee as of August 2, 2020. Olivier Pirotte will become Director of the Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions of the Group, … Read the full press release

ENGIE sells 49% equity interest in 2.3 GW US renewables portfolio to Hannon Armstrong

(PRESS RELEASE) LA DÉFENSE, 2-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — French multinational electric utility company, ENGIE signs agreement with Hannon Armstrong (NYSE:HASI), a leading investor in climate change solutions, for the sale of 49% equity interest in a 2.3 GW US renewables … Read the full press release