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Healthcare Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Philips: Azurion with FlexArm makes it easier for the clinician to perform imaging across the whole patient in both 2D and 3D

Gantry breakthrough on industry-leading Azurion platform opens up new imaging and patient positioning opportunities to enhance care AMSTERDAM, 18-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced Azurion with FlexArm, to set a … Read the full press release

Gemalto and Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec to make secure and innovative health insurance cards for the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ)

AMSTERDAM, 17-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 – GTO), the world leader in digital security, and the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) have been chosen to produce secure and innovative health insurance cards for the Régie de … Read the full press release

Dementia research: Defects in the geneTREM2 linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease

MUNICH, 09-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Defects in the geneTREM2 are linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The gene is required to activate immune cells called microglia in the brain, which help to eliminate the neurotoxic deposits that are typical of … Read the full press release

Philips launches Philips Cares in the U.S. to help family caregivers by leveraging digital technology

New digital experience empowers caregivers and their loved ones to connect care and enhance support with meaningful insights across the aging journey LAS VEGAS, NV, USA/ AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, 08-Jan-2019  — /EuropaWire/ — At CES 2019 (Booth #44219, January 8-11, Las Vegas, … Read the full press release

Philips to unveil the world’s first personalized and AI-powered shaving solution at CES 2019

Philips unveils new Shaver series 7000, the world’s first personalized and AI-powered shaving solution LAS VEGAS, NV, USA/ AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, 08-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — At CES 2019 (Booth #44219, January 8-11, Las Vegas, U.S.), Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in … Read the full press release

Royal Philips at CES 2019: intelligent, adaptive and personalized consumer health solutions

Solutions adapt to consumers, offering better, data-driven insights into health and access to professional expertise and advice LAS VEGAS, NV, USA/ AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, 08-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — At CES 2019 (Booth #44219, January 8-11, Las Vegas, NV), Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), … Read the full press release

Record high number of ETH Zurich spin-offs in 2018

ZURICH, 07-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — ETH Zurich can look back on an exceptionally good year for spin-offs: 27 companies were founded in 2018, more than any year previously. Financing rounds totalling over CHF 170 million and the listing of Sensirion … Read the full press release

List of Loughborough University 2018 researches related to child nutrition

Knowing what to feed your child to keep them healthy is only half the battle. LEICESTERSHIRE, UK, 03-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — As any parent knows, there is no guarantee that just because something is in front of them it will get … Read the full press release

WEF / Oxford Martin School: balancing meat consumption with alternative sources of protein can lead to significant health and environmental benefits

New research by the Oxford Martin School for the World Economic Forum finds that balancing meat consumption with alternative sources of protein can lead to significant health and environmental benefits A sustainable food industry and healthier human life can be … Read the full press release

SGS: European Union to regulate 33 carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic (CMR) category 1A or 1B substances under new entry 72 to Annex XVII of REACH

The European Commission has published a guideline with methods to assist the industry to comply with CMRs under entry 72 to Annex XVII of REACH. The stricter limits apply for different concentration limits in other entries to Annex XVII of … Read the full press release

CVC Credit Partners provides second round of financing to Trimb Healthcare to support its acquisition of BioClin BV

LUXEMBOURG, 17-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Funds will support company’s acquisition of several well-established skincare brands from CCS Healthcare CVC Credit Partners (“CVC Credit”) announced today that CVC Credit’s European Direct Lending business has provided its second round of financing to … Read the full press release

Discovery of microRNA cluster that regulates synaptic strength may point to new therapeutic strategies for the treatment of social deficits in neurodevelopmental disorders

Researchers uncover how a microRNA cluster regulates synapse development and sociability HEIDELBERG, 17-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ —  The recent discovery of microRNAs as key regulators of biological processes has fueled an explosion of research activity into their function in health and disease. Researchers … Read the full press release

Basilea to receive sales milestone payments from Astellas based on exceeding certain thresholds from the sales of antifungal Cresemba®

BASEL, 11-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. (SIX: BSLN) announced today that the sales of the antifungal Cresemba® (isavuconazole) by Astellas Pharma Inc. (“Astellas”) in the United States exceeded the threshold triggering a milestone payment to Basilea in the amount of … Read the full press release

Merck completes the sale of its Consumer Health business to Procter & Gamble (P&G)

Closing of sale to Procter & Gamble at a cash purchase price of € 3.4 billion completed Successful completion allows Merck to further focus on innovation driven businesses in Healthcare, Life Science and Performance Materials Transaction successfully closed within an ambitious timeframe … Read the full press release

Unilever to acquire the Health Food Drinks portfolio (GSK HFD) of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in Asia

LONDON/ ROTTERDAM, 04-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Unilever today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the Health Food Drinks portfolio (GSK HFD) of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in India, Bangladesh and 20 other predominantly Asian markets. The transaction consists of three elements: … Read the full press release

FIGO: rights-based advocacy to end Violence Against Women (VAW)

Violence Against Women (VAW) is a global issue, a public health issue and a human rights issue that violates autonomy and hinders development. It is wholly incompatible with FIGO’s vision of a world where women achieve the highest possible standards … Read the full press release

Amsterdam UMC en Antoni van Leeuwenhoek sluiten zich aan bij HollandPTC voor protonentherapie

DELFT, 04-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Vandaag zetten Amsterdam UMC, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek en HollandPTC de eerste handtekeningen onder de samenwerking. De Amsterdamse instituten sluiten zich bij HollandPTC aan zodat hun patiënten sneller toegang krijgen tot protonentherapie. Ook de behandelaar van de patiënt … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca, Acerta Pharma, MedImmune to present at the 2018 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting & Exposition in San Diego

27 scientific presentations, including long-term data from Calquence in mantle cell lymphoma and updated early-phase trial results in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia New data on six medicines and potential new medicines across a variety of blood cancers demonstrate breadth of haematology portfolio … Read the full press release

WeHealth by Servier and MobioSense partner to accelerate and improve the diagnostic for potential heart attack patients

Paris, France/ Taipei ,Taiwan / Boston, MA, USA, 27-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — WeHealth by Servier, Servier Group’s e-health Business unit, and MobioSense, a leading semiconductor biosensor platform developer based in Taiwan and Boston, announced today the closing of a partnership agreement to develop … Read the full press release

First Non-Melanocytic Skin Cancer Patients treated with Rhenium-SCT® in South Africa

University of Pretoria Prof. Mike Sathekge is First in South Africa to Treat Non-Melanocytic Skin Cancer Patients with Rhenium-SCT® Garching n. Munich, Germany, 26-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — OncoBeta® GmbH, a commercial stage Medical Device Company specialized in innovative epidermal radioisotope … Read the full press release

University of Glasgow researcher Dr Katie Robb wins 2018 Scottish Cancer Foundation Prize

GLASGOW, 19-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Dr Katie Robb, a researcher focused on improving the earlier diagnosis of cancer and reducing inequalities for cancer patients, has won the prestigious 2018 Scottish Cancer Foundation Prize. The prize, an honour that recognises excellence in … Read the full press release

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