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Healthcare Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Liver cancer: Roche’s Tecentriq in combination with Avastin approved by US FDA

Tecentriq in combination with Avastin is the first and only cancer immunotherapy regimen approved for the treatment of unresectable or metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma Tecentriq combination improved overall survival and progression-free survival compared to the previous standard of care Application approved … Read the full press release

Zurich Insurance Group: UK’s Financial Conduct Authority to test policy wordings in the UK High Court

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 1-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swiss global general and life insurer Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) announced it is welcoming the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority decision to test policy wordings from across the UK insurance industry in the UK … Read the full press release

SGS welcomes Edward R. Zartler, Ph.D as head of its biologics business across the United States

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 29-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading bio/pharmaceutical analytical and bioanalytical contract solutions provider SGS announces the appointment of Edward R. Zartler, Ph.D as Director of Biopharmaceutical Services (USA). Edward, who joined SGS in May 2020, takes responsibility for … Read the full press release

Rare disease: Enhertu of AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo now with Orphan Drug Designation in the US for treatment of gastric cancer

(PRESS RELEASE) CAMBRIDGE, 22-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Enhertu, jointly developed by British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and the second-largest pharmaceutical company in Japan Daiichi Sankyo (Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited), has just been granted Orphan Drug Designation (ODD) in … Read the full press release

COVID-19 crisis: Iberdrola Spain Foundation to cook 90,000 meals for charity in Madrid and Biscay

(PRESS RELEASE) BILBAO, 22-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Spanish multinational electric utility company Iberdrola through its foundation (Iberdrola Spain Foundation) is taking steps to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 crisis by going to cook 90,000 meals for charity. The initiative … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca expects to begin first deliveries of the University of Oxford’s vaccine in September 2020

The company received support of more than $1bn from the US Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) Broad and equitable supply of the vaccine throughout the world at no profit during the pandemic First agreements for at least 400 … Read the full press release

RB pledges £1 million to the IRC’s COVID-19 response in refugee and vulnerable communities in Lebanon, Jordan and Syria

(PRESS RELEASE) SLOUGH, UK, 20-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The global leader in hygiene, health & nutrition, RB is providing lifesaving programmes for the world’s most vulnerable communities by pledging £1 million to the International Rescue Committee’s (IRC) response to the … Read the full press release

Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft – DEG will provide $12 million long-term loan to Asia Royal for a hospital in Myanmar

(PRESS RELEASE) COLOGNE, 18-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — KfW Group subsidiary Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft – DEG announced it will help Myanmar improve its healthcare system by providing a $12 million long-term loan to Asia Royal Company Ltd. (Asia Royal). The … Read the full press release

Accor guests worldwide to benefit from AXA’s expert medical solutions

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 15-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Global insurance leader, AXA announces an innovative strategic partnership with Accor, a global hospitality leader, to provide medical support to guests across the 5000 Accor hotels worldwide. As soon as July 2020, this … Read the full press release

Standard Chartered’s sustainable deposit product that helps finance UN’s SDGs activities reached $2bn

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 13-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading international banking group Standard Chartered announced that its sustainable deposit product, helping finance UN’s SDGs activities, has just reached the $2 billion milestone with a significant deposit made by the French integrated … Read the full press release

Agfa-Gevaert Group CEO Pascal Juéry on 1Q 2020 results: COVID-19 impact on printing; strong cash flows generated; net financial debt lowered

(PRESS RELEASE) MORTSEL, 12-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Belgian-German multinational group Agfa-Gevaert N.V. has just released its comments on the group’s Q1 2020 results. Despite challenging economic conditions the company reports of solid results in the first quarter of 2020. Sale … Read the full press release

Hygiene products manufacturer Vinda Household Paper (China) Limited the first company in Asia to make a drawdown under Standard Chartered’s US$1 billion financing commitment to fight Covid-19

(PRESS RELEASE) HONG KONG, 12-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading international banking group Standard Chartered has announced that Vinda International Holdings Ltd (3331.HK)’s subsidiary Vinda Household Paper (China) Limited is Asia’s first company to take an advantage of the bank’s US$1 … Read the full press release

Fujirebio Europe: Atila Biosystems’ iAMP COVID-19 Detection Kit has just been CE marked

(PRESS RELEASE) GHENT, 12-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Fujirebio Europe, part of Japanese in vitro diagnostics (IVD) testing leader Fujirebio, has just announced the product it distributes across Europe the iAMP® COVID-19 Detection kit from its partner Atila Biosystems, Inc. of … Read the full press release

DSM launches new high-quality DHA oil for maternal and early life nutrition solutions

(PRESS RELEASE) PARSIPPANY, NJ, USA, 11-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Global science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, Royal DSM launches new, high-quality life’sDHA® SF55-O200DS oil for maternal and early life nutrition solutions. This ingredient contains a minimum of … Read the full press release

The ‘Germ Defence’ site adapted for COVID-19 to help the public shift behaviours

(PRESS RELEASE) BRISTOL, 11-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The ‘Germ Defence’, which is an evidence-based, behaviour change website, that has proved quite successful in reducing infection transmissions for seasonal and swine flu originally developed by researchers from Bristol, Bath and Southampton … Read the full press release

MEDIS medical imaging systems acquires Advanced Medical Imaging Development S.r.l. (AMID) and secures further investment from Van Herk Ventures

MEDIS medical imaging systems acquires Advanced Medical Imaging Development S.r.l. (AMID) and secures further investment from Van Herk Ventures

(PRESS RELEASE) LEIDEN, Netherlands, 11-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — MEDIS, a leading developer and supplier of software applications for image-based diagnosis and quantitative assessment of cardiovascular disease, today announced that it acquired Advanced Medical Imaging Development S.r.l. (AMID), a developer and … Read the full press release

University of Zurich researchers announce novel immunotherapy against leukaemia

The new immunotherapy will be tested in humans as soon as possible (PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 8-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Zurich researchers have announced a study that is showing how hematopoietic stem cells from a healthy donor can help … Read the full press release

ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program: Roche to present new data from clinical trials of approved and investigational medicines across 21 cancer types

First clinical data from tiragolumab, Roche’s novel anti-TIGIT cancer immunotherapy, in combination with Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) in patients with PD-L1-positive metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) Updated overall survival data for Alecensa® (alectinib), in people living with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive … Read the full press release

Mercedes-Benz gradually restarts production at its car plants; Extensive package of anti-infection measures implemented

(PRESS RELEASE) STUTTGART, 1-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The Mercedes-Benz car plants in Untertürkheim, Berlin, Hamburg, Sindelfingen and Bremen have successfully restarted production after a phase of suspension of production and short-time work caused by the Covid-19- pandemic. On 20 April … Read the full press release

Atos provides solutions and computing power to help with the global fight against Covid-19

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 28-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Digital transformation leader, Atos brings its technology leadership, skills and innovation resources to the global fight against Covid-19. Atos is involved on multiple fronts to help contain the spread of the virus, providing … Read the full press release

Ahlstrom-Munksjö to produce material equivalent to 100 million face masks for the French Government Resilience project

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 23-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Ahlstrom-Munksjö-developed face mask material will be a part of the French Government’s Resilience project. In May, Ahlstrom-Munksjö will produce material equivalent to 100 million face masks to equipt civil servants in contact with … Read the full press release

European electricity TSOs COVID-19 declaration: electricity remains more than ever crucial for daily life, health services and more generally to all critical activities

European TSOs COVID-19 declaration

(PRESS RELEASE) EUROPE, 22-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The CEOs (François BROTTES, RTE; Gerhard CHRISTINER, APG; Luigi FERRARIS, TERNA; Roberto GARCIA, REE; Klaus KLEINEKORTE, AMPRION, CTO; Chris PEETERS, ELIA Group; Manon van BEEK, TENNET; Yves ZUMWALD, SWISSGRID) of the high-voltage system … Read the full press release

COVID-19: Engineering and architecture consultancy Sweco adjusts its dividend proposal to SEK 3.10 per share

COVID-19: Engineering and architecture consultancy Sweco adjusts its dividend proposal to SEK 3.10 per share

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 21-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Europe’s leading engineering and architecture consultancy Sweco announced its Board of Directors has decided on adjusting the company’s dividend proposal to SEK 3.10 per share. The general level of uncertainty resulting from Covid-19 … Read the full press release

Germany has the most COVID-19 related .eu domain names registered since January 2020 – EURid

Germany has the most COVID-19 related .eu domain names registered since January 2020 - EURid

(PRESS RELEASE) DIEGEM, Belgium, 20-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — .eu domain name registry EURid released its data on COVID-19 related .eu domain names registered between January and April 2020. According to the released stats Germany comes atop with the highest number … Read the full press release

COVID-19: Anglo American sets out global initiatives to help ease the health and economic effects of the pandemic

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 20-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ —  Anglo American, in its global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, has set out the extensive support it is providing to its employees, host communities and countries of operation. Anglo American is continuing to … Read the full press release

Audi plants in Europe to slowly resume production by the end of the month

(PRESS RELEASE) INGOLSTADT, 17-Apr-2020— /EuropaWire/ — In the coming weeks, Audi will slowly initiate the restart of production at its plants in Europe. The COVID-19 caused supply bottlenecks and a drop in demand which led Audi to temporary suspend production … Read the full press release

Shipment planning and inventory management improved with AI and big data on Kuehne + Nagel’s new version of SeaExplorer 

Shipment planning and inventory management improved with AI and big data on Kuehne + Nagel's new version of SeaExplorer

(PRESS RELEASE) HAMBURG, 15-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swiss logistics giant Kuehne + Nagel announced it has released new features on its SeaExplorer online platform. Current volatile market environment leads to many disruptions in the sea freight industry and the platform’s … Read the full press release

COVID-19: AstraZeneca to start clinical trial to assess Calquence potential in reducing mortality and need for assisted ventilation in patients

The trial, called CALAVI, will assess the effect of Calquence on the exaggerated immune response of patients hospitalised with COVID-19 infection (PRESS RELEASE) CAMBRIDGE, 14-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca to begin a randomised, global clinical trial to assess … Read the full press release

COVID-19: Sanofi increases production capacity of hydroxychloroquine; commits to donate 100 million doses

Sanofi to provide Plaquenil® (hydroxychloroquine) wherever possible, while securing appropriate supply levels for current approved indications; The company already increased its production capacity by 50% and is on track to further increase production over the coming months; Ongoing global clinical … Read the full press release

Covid-19: Kering CEO François-Henri Pinault reduces its salary by 25% starting from 1-Apr-2020 

Covid-19: Kering CEO François-Henri Pinault reduces its salary by 25% starting from 1-Apr-2020 

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 10-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Taking into consideration the spread and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic the luxury group Kering has announced that its Chairman and CEO François-Henri Pinault has decided to lower the fixed portion of his … Read the full press release