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Professor Emeritus Colm O’Moráin honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to gastroenterology

DUBLIN 2, 15-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor Emeritus Colm O’Moráin has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the United European Gastroenterology (UEG) for his contributions to gastroenterology. Each year UEG recognises outstanding individuals who have made fundamental contributions to … Read the full press release

Merck to establish an innovation hub in Guangzhou, China

Merck today (12 NOV 2018) signed an agreement with the Guangzhou Development District on innovation development in Southern China. DARMSTADT, Germany / GUANGZHOU, China, 14-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Merck, the vibrant science and technology company, today signed an agreement with the … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca enters into an agreement with Covis Pharma to sell its rights to Alvesco, Omnaris and Zetonna

CAMBRIDGE, 07-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — AstraZeneca has entered into an agreement with Covis Pharma B.V. (Covis Pharma) to sell its rights to the medicines Alvesco (ciclesonide), used for the treatment of persistent asthma, and Omnaris and Zetonna (ciclesonide), used for the treatment of nasal symptoms associated with … Read the full press release

Empa researcher Maria Muñoz wins Swiss Aerosol Award

This year’s Swiss Aerosol Award goes to Maria Muñoz. The Empa researcher investigated the emission behavior of so-called GDI engines (gasoline-direct injection). Her results are alarming: GDI vehicles emit up to 17 times more carcinogenic substances than modern diesel vehicles. … Read the full press release

Empa and EPFL develop novel face mask for medical personnel with unobstructed view of the wearer’s facial expressions

Novel protective mask for medical personnel Dübendorf, Switzerland, 05-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Laughter is the best medicine, says medical research. But how are patients supposed to feel like smiling if the faces of the nursing staff and even their beloved ones … Read the full press release

Brian Tyler to succeed John H. Hammergren as McKesson CEO

San Francisco, CA, USA, 05-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) today announced that John H. Hammergren, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO), has decided to retire, effective March 31, 2019. McKesson’s Board of Directors has unanimously selected Brian Tyler, … Read the full press release

STFC funds breast cancer detection research

SWINDON, 02-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A collaboration of researchers from the UK is pursuing a technique to detect breast cancer more quickly, thanks to funding from STFC and partners. The consortium, led by De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) and the University … Read the full press release

ILC Dover to Open New Production Facility in Blarney, Ireland for Added Capabilities, Capacity and Jobs

Expansion positions ILC as leading single use powder handling solutions provider to the global pharma & biopharma market FREDERICA, DE, USA, 01-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ILC Dover, a global leader in flexible containment solutions for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry … Read the full press release

Kidney Stone Management Device Sales to Surpass 340,000 Units in 2018 with Lithotripsy Devices Leading the Rally, Finds Fact.MR

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 30-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Fact.MR has recently announced the launch of a new research study that delivers key market insights on kidney stone management management devices. The comprehensive report on kidney stone management devices market offers actionable … Read the full press release

Novartis and Pfizer announce clinical development agreement for the treatment of NASH

Agreement includes a clinical trial to evaluate a combination of tropifexor (LJN452) and one or more Pfizer compounds for the treatment of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) Novartis has a leading development portfolio in non-viral liver diseases, including NASH There are currently no … Read the full press release

Technical University of Munich (TUM) launches new training program to address the shortage of small-town doctors

MUNICH, 29-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Attracting young physicians to small towns and rural areas can be challenging. The Technical University of Munich (TUM) has devised a new training program to address the shortage of small-town practitioners by encouraging medical students … Read the full press release

ZEISS to enhance its portfolio of Surgical Ophthalmology solutions with the acquisition of IanTECH

ZEISS to enhance its portfolio of Surgical Ophthalmology solutions, further positioning the Company as a global innovation leader and solution provider in the full space of ophthalmology. JENA, 25-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Carl Zeiss Meditec today announced it has entered into … Read the full press release

Philips HealthSuite digital platform selected for the development of Alcon SMART Suite ophthalmology care platform

Alcon SMART Suite, powered by Philips’ HealthSuite digital platform, aims to drive innovation in ophthalmology delivering personalized and seamless end-to-end care for cataract patients AMSTERDAM, 24-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, … Read the full press release

Philips showcases new suite of radiation oncology systems and software at ASTRO 2018

New Big Bore RT and Ingenia Ambition/Elition MR-RT imaging systems and Pinnacle Evolution treatment planning software support improved patient care, accelerated time to treatment and enhanced patient satisfaction AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands and SAN ANTONIO, U.S., 24-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Philips (NYSE: … Read the full press release

SABCA: medical drone transport system project selected for funding from Smart Mobility Belgium

BRUSSELS/ANTWERP, 24-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Helicus Aero Initiative (HAI) is putting in place a system that is able to transport medical parcels by drones between hospitals and their laboratories/pharmacies. The project, named MEDRONA, was selected for funding by the federal government. … Read the full press release

Ambea to become the largest care provider in the Nordic region following the acquisition of Aleris Care in Norway, Sweden and Denmark

STOCKHOLM, 19-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Ambea AB (publ) (“Ambea”), a former Triton III portfolio company today listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, have signed an agreement to acquire the care operations of Aleris in Norway, Sweden and Denmark (“Aleris Care”) . Following the … Read the full press release

Europe Home Diagnostics Market Driven by Burgeoning Glucose Monitoring Device Sales, Consumer Demand for Non-Invasive Kits Largely Unmet – Fact.MR Study

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 18-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The European home diagnostics industry is realigning to foster integration with the broader customer-centric healthcare services. Growing consumer preference for home-based diagnostics, combined with innovation in online platforms, is creating sustained opportunities in this … Read the full press release

Centrica report shows how new energy technology could meet more than half of the 20% carbon reduction target by 2030 for the healthcare and hospitality industries

The ‘Powering Sustainability’ report highlights the opportunities for distributed energy technologies. WINDSOR, 16-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Centrica plc has today released a new report which shows that new energy technology could meet more than half of the 20% carbon reduction target … Read the full press release

NWO will no longer use its own funds to enter into new financial obligations for joint calls via ERA-NETs and JPIs

THE HAGUE, 16-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — NWO will no longer use its own funds to enter into new financial obligations for joint calls via ERA-NETs and JPIs. The main reason for this is that NWO focusses on new forms of international … Read the full press release

Wellcome offers funding for new digital interventions to improve human health

LONDON, 12-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Spotting brain injuries from babies’ brainwaves, and predicting the best way to tailor stroke care to individual patients are two examples of how digital technology is transforming health. The projects are funded through our Innovator Awards. In … Read the full press release

Wellcome plans for a Berlin office to focus on tackling global health challenges

LONDON, 12-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Wellcome is planning to open a small office in Berlin so that we can work more closely with our international partners, tackling global health challenges such as epidemic preparedness and drug-resistant infections. The German capital … Read the full press release

Fact.MR Study on IBM Watson Services Market Lists Business Agility and Customer Service Transformation as Key Motivations to Adoption

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 10-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — IBM Watson Services continue to get significant traction from end-users, with over 72% respondents in Europe affirmative on using IBM Watson language services, according to a Fact.MR survey. The survey is part of the … Read the full press release

Exeter paper wins Cancer Research Paper of the Year award

EXETER, 05-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — An Exeter paper has won Research Paper of the Year under the cancer category in the Royal College for General Practitioners (RCGP) Research Awards. The paper, published in 2017, found that having a high blood platelet … Read the full press release

University of Exeter awarded with international research grant to further understand the genetics of autism

EXETER, 05-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A three year international research grant of $975,000 USD (almost £750,000) has been awarded to the University of Exeter for research by Professor Jonathan Mill into the genetics of autism. The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative … Read the full press release

Barco’s Nexxis the preferred video integration platform for surgical suites now even more connected, flexible and sustainable

Kortrijk, Belgium, 24-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Installed in over 2,000 operating rooms worldwide, Nexxis has become the preferred video integration platform for the surgical suite. The new generation of uncompressed encoders and decoders makes the platform even more connected, flexible and … Read the full press release

ZEISS presents its cross-platform ophthalmic digital portfolio at the ESCRS & EURETINA exhibition

During the combined exhibition of the European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) and the European Society of Retina Specialists (EURETINA), ZEISS presents its cross-platform ophthalmic digital portfolio which aids doctors in disease management, allowing them to help their … Read the full press release

New Study Reconfirms Effectiveness and Safety of Fotona Dynamis Laser Treatment for Minimally-Invasive Urinary Incontinence

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia, 21-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The latest study published in the World Journal of Urology (Comparison between erbium‑doped yttrium aluminum garnet laser therapy and sling procedures in the treatment of stress and mixed urinary incontinence – https://doi.org/10.1007/s00345-018-2445-x) provides further … Read the full press release

Cambridge and Oxford researchers discovered new molecule that plays a key role in the immune response that is triggered by influenza infections

Researchers at the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford have discovered a new molecule that plays a key role in the immune response that is triggered by influenza infections. The molecule, a so-called mini viral RNA, is capable … Read the full press release

ZEISS milestones: 1.5 million SMILE treatments and the production of its 1000th VisuMax femtosecond laser

JENA, 20-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Today, the Medical Technology business group of ZEISS announced two milestones in refractive technology after the recent completion of 1.5 million treatments with SMILE® and the production of its 1,000th VisuMax® femtosecond laser. “We are delighted that doctors worldwide … Read the full press release

University of Southampton’s Philosophy of Pregnancy, Birth and Early Motherhood project nominated for a national award

SOUTHAMPTON, 19-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A major project led by the University of Southampton looking at the philosophy of pregnancy and early motherhood has been nominated for a national award. The Philosophy of Pregnancy, Birth and Early Motherhood project led by … Read the full press release