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Atos becomes primary digital solutions and global services provider for Handicare

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM/ PARIS, 15-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — French multinational information technology service and consulting company Atos announces that it has been selected by Handicare as its main partner to optimise its digital platform. Handicare offers solutions to increase the … Read the full press release

Sanofi gains full global rights to a promising antibody for inflammatory disorders with the acquisition of Kymab

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS/ CAMBRIDGE, 11-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — French multinational pharmaceutical company Sanofi to acquire Kymab, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing fully human monoclonal antibodies with a focus on immune-mediated diseases and immuno-oncology therapeutics. The agreement includes an upfront payment … Read the full press release

Kuehne+Nagel takes responsibility of global distribution of Covid-19 Vaccine Moderna

New arrangement leverages Kuehne+Nagel’s global solutions for pharma & healthcare logistics (PRESS RELEASE) CAMBRIDGE, MA, U.S.A. / SCHINDELLEGI, 7-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Global transport and logistics company Kuehne+Nagel announces international supply chain arrangement with Moderna, Inc. (NASDAQ:MRNA), a biotechnology company … Read the full press release

Samaritans Cymru new report calls for more accessible mental health support and therapies for people who self-harm

Last year Samaritans’ 24-hour helpline discussed self-harm with callers over 272,000 times – or once every two minutes. There are approximately 5,500 admissions for self-harm in Wales each year. However, as most people who harm themselves do not attend health … Read the full press release

Garanti BBVA Partners program participant Yesil Science launches world’s first AI assisted flu assistant

(PRESS RELEASE) BILBAO, 5-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — BBVA announces that Yesil Science, a company participating in Garanti BBVA Partners program has launched a mobile health application supported by artificial intelligence, FluAI. FluAI is specifically intended for upper respiratory tract infections, … Read the full press release

Experts demand for more transparency for medical treatment of politicians

(PRESS RELEASE) RIGA, 29-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — German Charite Medical Center once again is in the limelight of international attention: on December 17 the popular mayor of Kharkov (Ukraine), Gennady Kernes, passed away at the well known hospital after a … Read the full press release

Lundbeck welcomes acceptance of Vyepti’s marketing authorization application by the European Medicines Agency for the prevention of migraine

(PRESS RELEASE) VALBY, Denmark, 22-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Danish international pharmaceutical company, H. Lundbeck A/S (Lundbeck) announces that its marketing authorization application for Vyepti™ (eptinezumab-jjmr) has been accepted by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The filing seeks approval to introduce … Read the full press release

Aimmune Therapeutics’ PALFORZIA the first-ever treatment option approved for peanut allergy in the EU

(PRESS RELEASE) VEVEY, 21-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Nestlé Health Science Company, Aimmune Therapeutics announces that PALFORZIA® [defatted powder of Arachis hypogaea L., semen (peanuts)], has been approved by the European Commission for the treatment of peanut allergy in the European … Read the full press release

ABB announces donation and renewed commitment to the World Childhood Foundation

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 17-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB supports the work of the World Childhood Foundation during times when many children across the world are particularly at risk as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. ABB donates around 1 million … Read the full press release

Philips and InSightec to support expanded access to MR-guided focused ultrasound for treating neurological disorders

(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM/ HAIFA, Israel, 17-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology and InSightec, a global healthcare company focused on the therapeutic power of acoustic energy, to develop compatibility of Philips’ … Read the full press release

Southampton Professor Matt Westmore named new Chief Executive of Health Research Authority (HRA)

(PRESS RELEASE) SOUTHAMPTON, 8-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Southampton announces the appointment of Professor Matt Westmore from its Faculty of Medicine as Chief Executive of the Health Research Authority (HRA). The HRA is one of a number of bodies … Read the full press release

OHMX.bio and Fujirebio Europe to develop clinical in vitro diagnostics platform incorporating third generation sequencing technologies

IVD-seq project received 720K EURO research grant from Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship (VLAIO) (PRESS RELEASE) GENT, 8-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Fujirebio Europe announces that together with its partner OHMX.bio, a provider of cutting-edge “omics” solutions, have been awarded a 720K … Read the full press release

University of Dundee announces winners of its Enterprise Challenge

(PRESS RELEASE) DUNDEE, 7-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Dundee honours some of the best business brains in its campus as the winners of its Enterprise Challenge, a bi-annual competition by an external judging panel of business experts. The University … Read the full press release

University of Exeter psychologist suggests keeping the magic of Santa alive for children this Covid Christmas of 2020

Don’t let children catch you putting the presents out this Christmas International survey of over 4000 adults discloses the ways they learned the truth about Santa – and many found out after clumsy parents tripped up on Christmas Eve  Parents … Read the full press release

EIB signs €15.0 million financing deal with AB Science to support the development of masitinib as a treatment for COVID-19

Financing deal worth €15.0 million signed to support clinical development programme for masitinib Masitinib developed as a credible candidate for treating COVID-19 in addition to other diseases for which no therapeutic solutions are available (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 30-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

Social distancing: Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) assists the railway manager ProRail with the analysis of crowds behavior and dynamics

(PRESS RELEASE) EINDHOVEN, 24-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Eindhoven University of Technology, a research university specialized in engineering science & technology, has announced it is collaborating with the authority that runs the Dutch rail infrastructure ProRail to anonymously measure crowd dynamics … Read the full press release

Almirall’s open innovation platform AlmirallShare announces two new partnerships aimed at finding new ways for the treatment of skin cancer and atopic dermatitis

These collaborations are in response to the calls for innovation via AlmirallShare, the open innovation platform of Almirall and aim to identify new biosignatures and treatments for skin cancer and atopic dermatitis AlmirallShare is responsible for 50% of the private-public … Read the full press release

Germany’s Digital Champions Award 2020: University Medicine Essen; Freeletics; BIT Technology; Beumer Group

(PRESS RELEASE) BONN, 20-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Europe’s largest cross-industry digitization initiative Digital X has announced the winners of this year’s Digital Champions Award across Germany. The Four companies honored are as follows: University Medicine Essen for their “Colleague AI” … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca’s Imfinzi (durvalumab) approved in the US for new four-week 1,500mg fixed-dosing option

(PRESS RELEASE) CAMBRIDGE, 20-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — AstraZeneca (LON: AZN), a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company, has announced the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its Imfinzi (durvalumab) for an additional dosing option, a 1,500mg fixed dose every four … Read the full press release

An initiative in Brazil to promote income generation and training of seamstresses in the community where Hydro’s alumina refinery and aluminium plant work

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 20-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Norsk Hydro ASA (OTCMKTS: NHYDY), a Norwegian aluminium and renewable energy company, has announced it is part of “Travessia Barcarena” initiative, which aims at promoting income generation and training of seamstresses in the … Read the full press release

Inmarsat’s Passenger Confidence Tracker: Over 80 percent of airline passengers unlikely to return to their previous travel routines post COVID-19

Inmarsat’s ‘Passenger Confidence Tracker’ is the largest global survey since the pandemic began, revealing attitudes of almost 10,000 airline passengers Eight in ten air passengers say their travel habits will change as a result of COVID-19, with 41 per cent … Read the full press release

COVID-19: Unique ventilator exchange program launched by Philips and the African Union

First-of-its-kind ventilator exchange program dedicated to African Union Member States & their hospitals will allow healthcare facilities to replace outdated Intensive Care Unit (ICU) ventilators.  Strengthened healthcare infrastructure and continuous professional development for medical practitioners will improve access to care … Read the full press release

Palette Life Sciences expands availability of online education and resources for paediatric urologists across Europe

Palette Life Sciences provides valuable information regarding vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) to paediatric urologists in France, Germany, Italy and Spain (PRESS RELEASE) SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. / STOCKHOLM, 27-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Palette Life Sciences, a fully integrated global life sciences company … Read the full press release

Flu vaccination campaign by the CERN Medical Service will begin on 2 November until 4 December 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 26-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — CERN Medical Service, CERN’s unit responsible for the Organization’s occupational health & safety, has announced the dates of its flu vaccination campaign for 2020. As part of the flu vaccination campaign organised by … Read the full press release

Inmarsat announces shortlisted candidates of ‘Open Innovation Challenge’ for crew welfare

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 22-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, announces the three finalists to the ‘Open Innovation Challenge’, a global competition aimed at identifying new technologies to benefit crew safety, health and wellbeing … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool leads new global project on understanding the effects of COVID-19 on the brain

(PRESS RELEASE) LIVERPOOL, 16-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — A new global project has been established to better understand how and why COVID-19 affects the brain. The COVID-Neuro Global programme, led by the University of Liverpool in cooperation with five leading research … Read the full press release

UK, US, Ireland, Mexico and Spain study finds correlation between COVID-19 conspiracies and hesitancy towards vaccination

(PRESS RELEASE) CAMBRIDGE, 14-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Cambridge, the 2nd-oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world’s fourth-oldest surviving university, has announced the release of an international study on popular COVID-19 conspiracies and how they are linked … Read the full press release

Wet Macular Degeneration: Promising data for Novartis’ Beovu unveiled at EURETINA

In a post-hoc analysis of HAWK and HARRIER, fewer Beovu (brolucizumab) patients had early persistent fluid (12.5% vs. 20.4% of aflibercept patients), defined as the presence of intra-retinal fluid and/or sub-retinal fluid through week 12 of treatment1 Patients with early persistent fluid treated with Beovu experienced greater … Read the full press release

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

ZEISS’s latest digital solutions at ESCRS and EURETINA

ZEISS Introduces New Solution Enhancements for Procedure Workflows at ESCRS and EURETINA (PRESS RELEASE) JENA, 1-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (ISIN: DE 0005313704), a German leading medical technology company and majority owned by Carl Zeiss AG, has … Read the full press release