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COVID-19: Henkel converts Düsseldorf site to produce disinfectants for donation to hospitals and public institutions

Henkel to provide production capacities at short notice in order to produce disinfectants (PRESS RELEASE) DÜSSELDORF, 2-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Henkel will provide production capacities at short notice in order to produce disinfectants as part of its global solidarity program … Read the full press release

NWO announces Industrial Partnership Programme grant for research on better nutrition for our intestinal bacteria

(PRESS RELEASE) THE HAGUE, 2-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — A consortium led by Paul de Vos (University Medical Center Groningen) will undertake a research into better nutrition for our intestinal bacteria. The project is within the Industrial Partnership Programme (IPP). This … Read the full press release

Life Sciences & Health: First Venture Challenge under NWO ready to start

(PRESS RELEASE) THE HAGUE, 2-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The first Venture Challenge organised under the NWO is formally ready to start with the teams selected and the tender procedure for the coaching has almost been completed. The Venture Challenge, developed … Read the full press release

COVID-19: Vattenfall donates emergency stockpiles to reduce protective equipment shortage of health care providers

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 1-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall in Norrköping sent approximately 200 cartons within the stocked van, each one holding 2,000 face masks, which totals over 400,000 pieces to the National Board of Health and Welfare’s central emergency stockpiles … Read the full press release

COVID-19: UK start-up Lanterne to launch free app to help observe ‘social distancing’ more effectively

(PRESS RELEASE) SWINDON, 1-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) announces that UK start-up company Lanterne, has developed, and will soon launch, a free app that will help us observe ‘social distancing’ more effectively in our collective … Read the full press release

COVID-19: Dutch banking and financial group Rabobank postpones dividend payments until at least Oct 2020

COVID-19: Dutch banking and financial group Rabobank postpones dividend payments until at least Oct 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) UTRECHT, 30-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Dutch multinational banking and financial group Rabobank has announced it will not make distributions on its Rabobank Certificates in March, June and September 2020. Decision follows recent ECB and DNB announcements. Herewith Rabobank … Read the full press release

Philips sponsors the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine’s upcoming COVID-19 marathon webinar

(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 27-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Philips announces its support to the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM)’s upcoming COVID-19 marathon webinar by sponsoring the event. The webinar is designed to strengthen the efforts of the international community … Read the full press release

COVID-19: 3D printed connector helps convert full-face snorkel mask into reusable face mask for healthcare workers

COVID-19: 3D printed connector helps convert full-face snorkel mask into reusable face mask for healthcare workers

(PRESS RELEASE) DELFT, The Netherlands, 27-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The massive COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in worldwide shortage of personal protective materials for medical personnel around the world. In an effort to address this protective mask shortage, researchers at Delft’s … Read the full press release

Sanofi announces second collaboration as it strives to develop a novel COVID-19 vaccine candidate

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS and LEXINGTON, MA, U.S.A, 27-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Sanofi Pasteur collaborates with Translate Bio (NASDAQ: TBIO) to develop a novel mRNA vaccine for COVID-19. Both companies will jointly investigate multiple candidates with the goal of advancing an … Read the full press release

SGS unveils test method to identify nitrosamine impurities in drug products, raw materials and APIs

SGS unveils test method to identify nitrosamine impurities in drug products, raw materials and APIs

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 26-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Inspection, verification, testing and certification company SGS announced it has developed a test method to identify nitrosamine impurities in drug products, raw materials and APIs. In 2018, the presence of the nitrosamine N-nitrosodimethylamine … Read the full press release

COVID-19: thyssenkrupp and IG Metall roll out an immediate “Corona crisis package”

COVID-19: thyssenkrupp and IG Metall roll out an immediate "Corona crisis package"

(PRESS RELEASE) ESSEN, 26-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Industrial company thyssenkrupp and Germany’s metalworkers union IG Metall announced they will roll out an immediate “Corona crisis package” to deal with the pandemic. Second, the companies have reached an agreement to implement … Read the full press release

Hyperkalaemia: Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has approved AstraZeneca’s Lokelma

Hyperkalaemia - Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has approved AstraZeneca’s Lokelma

(PRESS RELEASE) CAMBRIDGE, 26-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Science-led biopharmaceutical group AstraZeneca (LSE/STO/NYSE: AZN) has announced that its Lokelma (sodium zirconium cyclosilicate) is now approved in Japan. It is used for the treatment of patients with hyperkalaemia (elevated levels of potassium … Read the full press release

COVID-19: Henkel unveils comprehensive global solidarity program in support of employees, customers and communities

Addressing global COVID-19 pandemic Donation of 2 million euros to WHO/UN Foundation COVID-19 fund and selected organizations Donation of 5 million units of personal and household hygiene products Production of disinfectants in Henkel plants Flexible payment terms for hairdressers Ensuring … Read the full press release

NORMA Group CEO Dr. Michael Schneider currently receiving medical treatment for COVID-19; COO Dr. Friedrich Klein temporarily assumes CEO role

Dr. Michael Schneider cannot perform his tasks for the time being COO Dr. Friedrich Klein temporarily assumes the tasks of the CEO Management’s ability to act is ensured (PRESS RELEASE) MAINTAL, 24-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Dr. Michael Schneider, Chairman of … Read the full press release

Digi Communications N.V. announces The Hungarian Competition Council’s decision to issue a new decision approving the Invitel transaction

(PRESS RELEASE) BUCHAREST, Romania, 19-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The Company informs its shareholders and investors that the Hungarian Competition Authority (Gazdasagi Versenyhivatal, hereinafter “GVH”) has issued on 18 March 2020 a new decision approving the acquisition by our Hungarian subsidiary, … Read the full press release

Digi Communications N.V. announces Business continuity in light of the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) outbreak

(PRESS RELEASE) BUCHAREST, Romania, 17-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The Company informs its shareholders and investors that it, as well as its subsidiaries have taken additional steps to ensure the health and safety of customers, employees and partners and the reliable … Read the full press release

DSM adds Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMO) to its portfolio with the acquisition of Glycom

(PRESS RELEASE) HEERLEN, the Netherlands, 21-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal DSM has reached agreement to acquire Glycom A/S (“Glycom”), the world’s leading supplier of Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMO). The transaction, worth €765 million, represents an EV/EBITDA multiple of 20.6x based … Read the full press release

Shaista Gohir OBE appointed as Women’s Voices Lead for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 18-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists announces the appointment of Shaista Gohir OBE as the next Women’s Voices Lead. Shaista will succeed Kate Brian, who has held the position since 2016. She will … Read the full press release

Montagu announces the acquisition of RTI Surgical Holdings’ OEM business

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 13-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading European private equity firm, Montagu Private Equity to acquire the OEM, sports and reconstructive surgery implants divisions of RTI Surgical Holdings. RTI’s OEM business has a global customer base for biologic, metal … Read the full press release

ZEISS partners with RIKEN Innovation to accelerate bioengineering innovations

(PRESS RELEASE) OBERKOCHEN,Germany / TOKYO, Japan, 31-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — ZEISS announces strategic collaboration with RIKEN Innovation Co., Ltd. The partnership will involve RIKEN’s expertise in bioengineering and image data manipulation and ZEISS’ leadership in optical solutions to facilitate in … Read the full press release

Energy Hub for Generali workers’ physical, mental wellness

(PRESS RELEASE) MILAN, 30-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Insurance company, Generali, revitalizes the energy of its employees by launching ‘Energy Hub’ project for them to promote a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. The Energy Hub, located in the Generali Tower in Milan, … Read the full press release

Nestlé is in talks with Allergan to acquire Zenpep for the expansion of its medical nutrition business

(PRESS RELEASE) VEVEY, Switzerland, 28-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Nestlé, is in discussion with Allergan, a leading pharmaceutical company, to acquire the gastrointestinal medication Zenpep. The two companies have already entered into asset purchase agreement which will further Nestle’s medical nutrition … Read the full press release

Bayer supports the fight against coronavirus in China with medicines and financial aid

(PRESS RELEASE) LEVERKUSEN, 28-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Bayer is supporting people affected by the novel coronavirus outbreak in China. The pharmaceutical company is contributing medicines and financial help worth of approximately EUR 1.5 million. The donations will be sent to … Read the full press release

EMA announces the appointment of Dr Hilmar Hamann as Head of the Information Management Division

(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 16-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Medicines Agency (EMA) appoints Dr Hilmar Hamann as Head of the Information Management Division. Prior to joining EMA, Dr. Hamann has served as the Director for the Office of Business Informatics … Read the full press release

Hong Kong listed WuXi Biologics to operate Bayer’s final drug product manufacturing plants in Leverkusen, Germany

Plants in Leverkusen will be operated by WuXi Biologics and will serve as a back-up site for final product manufacturing of Kovaltry™

(PRESS RELEASE) LEVERKUSEN, 16-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ —  Life science, health care and nutrition global enterprise Bayer announced that the leading global open-access biologics technology firm WuXi Biologics (WuXi Bio), listed in Hong Kong (stock code: 2269.HK), through its subsidiary in … Read the full press release

Deutsche Börse Cash Market: First ETF in Europe with focus on companies active in the medical cannabis

Deutsche Börse Cash Market: First ETF in Europe with focus on companies active in the medical cannabis

(PRESS RELEASE) FRANKFURT, 14-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The Medical Cannabis and Wellness UCITS ETF, developed by HANetf and leading Canada-based asset manager Purpose Investment Inc., is a new Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) that is going to be tradable on Xetra … Read the full press release

FIGO welcomes new Chief Executive Prof Mary Ann Lumsden

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 07-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — FIGO (International Federation Gynecology and Obstetrics) announces the appointment of Prof Mary Ann Lumsden as Chief Executive. Prof Lumsden is the Clinical Lead for Reproductive and Maternal Medicine and also, a Consultant Obstetrician … Read the full press release

Bridgepoint Development Capital to acquire majority interest in Oris Dental, a leading Norwegian dental care provider

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 19-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Bridgepoint Development Capital to acquire a majority shareholding in Oris Dental Holding AS, a leading Norwegian dental care provider. BDC will provide support to allow Oris Dental expand and realise its ambitious growth … Read the full press release

NIB provides funding for the advancement of new audiological technology

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 28-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — NIB signs new loan agreement of DKK 450 million (EUR 60 million) with Danish hearing healthcare company Demant A/S to finance Demant’s research investments for 2019. This is the third loan agreed between … Read the full press release

PDA GMP for APIs Education Webinar Now an “ICH Recognised Training Programme”

PDA met ICH’s twelve eligibility criteria to gain recognition (PRESS RELEASE) BERLIN, 22-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) is proud to announce that its “ICH Q7 GMP for APIs” online training module is now endorsed by the … Read the full press release