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Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution approved by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety for diagnostic use in South Korea

Seoul, South Korea, 13-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that its Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution has been approved by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) for diagnostic use in South Korea. Pathologists … Read the full press release

Kuehne + Nagel expands its KN PharmaChain network with a new Logistics Hub in Santiago de Chile

Expanding KN PharmaChain network with strong local footprint Fully integrated laboratory and distribution centre Eco-friendly through use of geothermal energy SANTIAGO, Chile, 13-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — As of August 2018, a new Logistics Hub in Santiago de Chile will benefit … Read the full press release

European Customer Data Platform Vendors Lead Industry in New Direction

Philadelphia, USA, 11-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — European vendors in the soon-to-be €1 billion Customer Data Platform (CDP) industry are leading its transition to more integrated solutions, according to a study released today by the CDP Institute Europe. The first-ever study … Read the full press release

University of Dundee honoured with Research Project of the Year and the Enhanced Student Learning Awards at the Herald Higher Education Awards

DUNDEE, 03-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — We have won Research Project of the Year and the Enhanced Student Learning Awards at the Herald Higher Education Awards, held last night in Glasgow. Professor Ghulam Nabi’s work on prostate cancer research was named Research … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca and Merck & Co., Inc. announce positive results from the randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, Phase III SOLO-1 trial of Lynparza (olaparib) tablets

Lynparza met primary endpoint of progression-free survival in women with BRCA-mutated advanced ovarian cancer and showed a safety profile consistent with previous trials AstraZeneca and MSD’s Lynparza is the only PARP inhibitor to demonstrate significant activity in the 1st-line maintenance … Read the full press release

H. Lundbeck A/S initiates a phase I study of a potential new treatment of Parkinson’s disease

Lu AF28996 is the third compound added to Lundbeck’s clinical development pipeline in 2018. VALBY, 28-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — H. Lundbeck A/S (Lundbeck) again expands its pipeline of clinical development projects with the initiation of a phase I study of a … Read the full press release

KTH and Karolinska Institutet: AI can contribute to increased understanding of how prostate cancer develops

Researchers at KTH and Karolinska Institutet have concluded that AI can contribute to increased understanding of how prostate cancer develops, and even improve clinical diagnosis and treatment of the disease. STOCKHOLM, 28-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Every cancer tumor is unique, … Read the full press release

Shire: U.S. FDA approval makes CINRYZE® available to help prevent angioedema attacks in children with hereditary angioedema

CINRYZE is the first and only therapy indicated in the U.S. to help prevent angioedema attacks in pediatric patients with hereditary angioedema (HAE) as young as 6 Shire is the only drug developer to complete a pediatric study for the … Read the full press release

U.S. FDA approval for Shire’s first submission for its new plasma manufacturing facility near Covington, Georgia

New facility will add 30% capacity to Shire’s internal plasma manufacturing network once fully operational Expanded capacity supports continued strong growth of Shire’s leading immunoglobulin portfolio and further strengthens ability to deliver complex therapies for rare immune-mediated conditions DUBLIN, 25-Jun-2018 … Read the full press release

Boehringer Ingelheim’s Metacam® now also approved in Europe as analgesic and anti-inflammatory medicine to guinea pigs

Metacam® 0.5mg/ml Oral Suspension for Cats is now also approved in Europe for alleviation of mild to moderate post-operative pain associated with soft tissue surgery in guinea-pigs True market need to provide relief after painful  procedures and surgeries Boehringer Ingelheim is … Read the full press release

Novartis’ Alcon AcrySof IQ PanOptix intraocular lens unveils new data showing significantly improved near and intermediate distance vision

Better visual outcomes for patients with the AcrySof IQ PanOptix intraocular lens at near and intermediate distance vision[1]  Detailed findings presented at World Ophthalmology Congress 2018 Recent survey reveals 82% of people 60+ are willing to have advanced surgical options … Read the full press release

University of Aberdeen cyclists complete the North Coast 500, raising more than £25,000 for cancer research

ABERDEEN, 18-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A team of cyclists from the University of Aberdeen have completed the North Coast 500, raising more than £25,000 to support cancer research in the process. The team, consisting of University staff, NHS Grampian staff … Read the full press release

Eni and ICS Maugeri expand partnership in toxicological emergency research, prevention and treatment to over 70 countries

San Donato Milanese, 18-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni and ICS Maugeri have signed an agreement to expand their partnership in toxicological emergency research, prevention and treatment to all the countries where Eni operates. The partnership is already active in Italy … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool and Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust appoint Professor Gregory Lip to lead new Liverpool Centre for Cardiovascular Science

LIVERPOOL, 18-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Liverpool and Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have appointed Professor Gregory Lip as part of a new initiative to establish an internationally-leading Centre for Cardiovascular Science in the Merseyside … Read the full press release

Dr. Christina Marrongelli to lead World Congress on Pharmacology & Chemistry of Natural Compounds

Marrongelli selected for her expertise in Botanical Drug Development LONDON, 15-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — As a leading expert in her field, Dr. Christina Marrongelli, PharmD has been chosen by the World Congress on Pharmacology & Chemistry of Natural Compounds to … Read the full press release

Ricoh launches an innovative digital postcard tool to help those affected by dementia stay connected through personalised images

First of its kind Printed Memories portal designed to bring families closer together LONDON, 13-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Ricoh has launched an innovative digital postcard tool to help those affected by dementia, most commonly caused by Alzheimer’s disease, stay connected through … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham: ground-breaking research will be conducted into the very early stages of the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

A thousand people are needed for ground-breaking research being carried out by the University of Birmingham into an incurable lung condition. BIRMINGHAM, 12-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Supported by the British Lung Foundation, Dr Elizabeth Sapey and Professor Robert Stockley, will be … Read the full press release

Dr Emmanouela Gbandi appointed as the Solving Kids’ Cancer Senior Trials Coordinator for Neuroblastoma at the University of Birmingham’s Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit (CRCTU)

University of Birmingham researchers are leading the way with a ground-breaking role to enable more children with the rare cancer neuroblastoma to access potentially life-saving clinical trials more quickly. BIRMINGHAM, 12-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In the first dedicated position focusing on … Read the full press release

Charity trekker Lyndsey Isaacs visited the University’s School of Life Sciences as she continues her 200-mile fundraising walk along Scotland’s coastline

DUNDEE, Scotland, 11-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A charity trekker whose husband’s life was cut short by Parkinson’s disease has been hailed as an inspiration by University of Dundee researchers developing treatments for the condition. Lyndsey Isaacs visited the University’s School of … Read the full press release

University of Dundee Professor Bob Steele awarded a CBE in HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours list for his work on the treatment of colorectal cancer

DUNDEE, Scotland, 11-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor Bob Steele, of the University of Dundee, has been awarded a CBE in HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours list for his work on the prevention, early detection and treatment of colorectal cancer. Professor Steele … Read the full press release

Royal Philips and Singapore Institute of Advanced Medicine Holdings open Advanced Medicine Imaging (AMI) center at Biopolis research hub in Singapore

First phase of Singapore’s Advanced Medicine Imaging Center provides accurate and timely diagnosis of cancer, plus an education center for medical training and scientific research collaborations New treatment innovations, including radioisotope and proton beam therapies, will be made progressively available … Read the full press release

Philips Ingenia Elition performs MRI exam times up to 50% faster with no compromise in image quality; receives clearance from U.S. FDA

With first U.S. commercial installation at Hennepin Healthcare, the Philips Ingenia Elition performs MRI exam times up to 50% [1] faster with no compromise in image quality AMSTERDAM, 11-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in … Read the full press release

Royal Philips to acquire EPD Solutions, an innovator in image-guided procedures for cardiac arrhythmias

AMSTERDAM, 11-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire EPD Solutions, an innovator in image-guided procedures for cardiac arrhythmias (heart rhythm disorders). EPD’s cardiac … Read the full press release

GlaxoSmithKline plc completed the buyout of Novartis’ 36.5% stake in its Consumer Healthcare Joint Venture for $13 billion

Brentford, UK, 05-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE/NYSE: GSK) today announces that it has completed the buyout of Novartis’ 36.5% stake in its Consumer Healthcare Joint Venture for $13 billion (£9.3 billion*). The transaction, which was previously announced on 27 … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca and MedImmune present results from Phase III clinical trial of moxetumomab pasudotox in patients with hairy cell leukaemia

Trial meets the primary endpoint of durable complete response Majority of patients who had a complete response had no evidence of any remaining detectable cancer cells Phase III clinical trial results served as basis for recent US FDA regulatory submission … Read the full press release

Credit Suisse subsidiary SVC Ltd. for Risk Capital for SMEs strengthens its commitment in MedTech field with investment in start-up Ava AG

Company impresses with scientifically based ovulation tracker and underlying business model ZURICH, 31-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Credit Suisse subsidiary SVC Ltd. for Risk Capital for SMEs, founded in 2010, provides Swiss SMEs and start-up companies with a total of CHF 130 million … Read the full press release

EMA, PMDA and the FDA host a workshop to discuss the development of antibiotics for children, London on 21-22 June 2018

Workshop with regulators from EU, Japan and US open for registration LONDON, 28-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Medicines Agency (EMA), the Japanese Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) and the United States’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are co-organising a workshop to discuss the development … Read the full press release

Sandoz announces European Commission approval for Zessly® (infliximab) for use in Europe

European Commission’s (EC) approval based on comprehensive data package confirming that Zessly® matches safety, efficacy and quality of reference medicine Biosimilars such as Zessly enable earlier patient access to important medicines and positively impact healthcare systems Zessly is the third EC … Read the full press release

Nestlé to combine its two scientific discovery units to build one impactful organization, Nestlé Research

Vevey, Switzerland, 24-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Nestlé has today announced changes that further strengthen its research and development operations, the largest of any food company worldwide. Nestlé will bring together its two scientific discovery units, the Nestlé Research Center and the … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool researchers awarded £73k grant to help identify brain imaging biomarkers for drug treatment response in epilepsy

LIVERPOOL, 24-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from the University of Liverpool have been awarded a £73k grant from Epilepsy Research UK to help identify brain imaging biomarkers for drug treatment response in epilepsy. Dr Simon Keller, from the University’s Institute Of Translational Medicine, … Read the full press release