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University of Twente Researchers Secure ERC Proof of Concept Grants for Innovative Projects

(IN BRIEF) Three researchers from the University of Twente have secured Proof of Concept (PoC) grants from the European Research Council (ERC). Professors Mariëlle Stoelinga, David Fernandez Rivas, and Jeroen Leijten will receive €150,000 each to develop innovative ideas stemming … Read the full press release

University of Twente and Forschungszentrum Jülich Strengthen Collaboration with New Memorandum of Understanding

(IN BRIEF) The University of Twente (UT) and Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ) have formalized their longstanding collaboration with a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Signed during a special event at Jülich, the MoU focuses on strategic areas such as education and … Read the full press release

SGS to Acquire Institut d’Expertise Clinique (IEC), Expanding Global Leadership in Cosmetics Testing

(IN BRIEF) SGS has announced its acquisition of Institut d’Expertise Clinique (IEC), a prominent Clinical Research Organization specializing in advanced clinical testing for the cosmetics industry. Founded in 1990 and based in France, IEC operates across Europe, Asia, and Africa, … Read the full press release

University of Helsinki Researchers Develop Controlled Proliferation Cells for Safer and Effective Cell Therapies

(IN BRIEF) Researchers at the University of Helsinki and HUS Helsinki University Hospital have developed a groundbreaking technique to control cell proliferation, enhancing the safety and efficacy of cell therapies. Published in Molecular Therapy, the study details how modified stem … Read the full press release

Symrise Celebrates 70 Years of Sun Protection Innovation

(IN BRIEF) Symrise is celebrating its 70-year legacy of sun protection innovation as part of its “150 shades of innovation” campaign, honoring the 150th anniversary of its founding father Wilhelm Haarmann’s first patent. The company has pioneered advancements in UV … Read the full press release

Expanded Partnership Between Just – Evotec Biologics and Sandoz Enhances Biosimilar Development and Supply Security

(IN BRIEF) Just – Evotec Biologics and Sandoz have expanded their strategic partnership to advance the development and commercial manufacturing of biosimilars. This enhanced collaboration includes additional biosimilars in Sandoz’s pipeline and ensures long-term supply through Just – Evotec Biologics’ … Read the full press release

Yann d’Hervé Takes Helm of Evonik’s Health Care Business

(IN BRIEF) Yann d’Hervé has been appointed to lead Evonik’s Health Care business line starting July 1st, transitioning from his previous role as Head of Care Solutions within the Nutrition & Care division. With extensive experience spanning various global leadership … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool and LUHFT Launch Dr Ronald Finn Fellowships to Advance Clinical Research

(IN BRIEF) The University of Liverpool and Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (LUHFT) launched the Dr Ronald Finn Fellowships on June 24, 2024. The initiative honors the late Dr. Ronald Finn and introduces five fellows who will undertake significant … Read the full press release

EMPA Introduces Innovative Dark-Field X-Ray Imaging to Revolutionize Kidney Stone Diagnosis

(IN BRIEF) EMPA researchers are developing a new diagnostic procedure using dark-field X-ray imaging to determine the structure and composition of kidney stones, potentially reducing the need for invasive surgeries. Supported by the Maiores Foundation, this technology aims to provide … Read the full press release

SGS Expands Biopharmaceutical Services with New Stability Studies Capabilities in Birsfelden Laboratory

(IN BRIEF) SGS has expanded its laboratory in Birsfelden, Switzerland, to offer comprehensive stability studies as part of its biopharmaceutical service portfolio. Effective February 2024, the enhanced facility provides integrated services including controlled temperature storage and various analytical tests, ensuring … Read the full press release

Roche Launches Advanced Diagnostic Test for B-Cell Lymphoma Detection

(IN BRIEF) Roche has introduced the VENTANA® Kappa and Lambda Dual ISH mRNA Probe Cocktail assay, the first clinically approved in-situ hybridisation (ISH) test of its kind. Designed to enhance sensitivity in diagnosing B-cell lymphoma, the assay helps differentiate cancerous … Read the full press release

Heidelberg Materials Launches Sixth Quarry Life Award to Promote Biodiversity and Sustainable Quarry Management

(IN BRIEF) Heidelberg Materials has announced the commencement of the sixth edition of the Quarry Life Award, a global competition spanning over 15 countries. With a prize pool of €300,000, the award invites researchers, students, communities, NGOs, and nature enthusiasts … Read the full press release

Merck and Michael J. Fox Foundation Collaborate to Advance Parkinson’s Research with Innovative Biomarker Technology

(IN BRIEF) Merck and The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) are collaborating to advance Parkinson’s disease research using Merck’s SMCxPRO® immunoassay technology. This initiative aims to detect biomarkers indicating cell dysfunction in PD patients, enhancing research into new treatment options … Read the full press release

Naas General Hospital Becomes Academic Nurse Teaching Hospital in Partnership with Trinity College Dublin

(IN BRIEF) Naas General Hospital (NGH) has been designated as an Academic Nurse Teaching Hospital in partnership with Trinity College Dublin. Starting in September, 12 nursing students will complete their clinical placements at NGH, gaining diverse experience in various healthcare … Read the full press release

Diabetes Costs UK £14 Billion Annually, Highlights Need for Continued Investment in Prevention and Care

(IN BRIEF) A new study reveals that diabetes cost the UK nearly £14 billion in 2021/22, with over £10 billion in direct NHS costs. Complications from diabetes account for the largest share of these costs. Despite advancements in management technologies, … Read the full press release

Deutsches Museum and Technical University of Munich Unveil “Light and Matter” Exhibition on Quantum Physics

(IN BRIEF) The Deutsches Museum in Munich, in collaboration with the Technical University of Munich and the Munich Centre for Quantum Science and Technology (MCQST), is launching the “Light and Matter” exhibition. This exhibition aims to make quantum physics accessible … Read the full press release

SAS Survey Reveals Barriers to GenAI Implementation in UK & Ireland

(IN BRIEF) The survey conducted by Coleman Parkes Research Ltd. for SAS in the UK & Ireland reveals a strong enthusiasm for generative AI (GenAI) among decision-makers, with 62% of organizations initiating its implementation. However, this enthusiasm is tempered by … Read the full press release

University of Helsinki Study Uncovers Alarming Link Between Periodontitis and Stroke in Younger Individuals

(IN BRIEF) A recent study led by the University of Helsinki reveals a concerning link between periodontitis and stroke risk in individuals under 50 years old without known predisposing factors. The severity of periodontitis correlates with the severity of stroke, … Read the full press release

Merck’s Darmstadt Expansion: New €62 Million Facility to Elevate Quality Standards in Life Science

(IN BRIEF) Merck is investing €62 million in a new quality control facility at its Darmstadt headquarters as part of a larger €1.5 billion investment program. Scheduled for completion by mid-2025, the state-of-the-art facility will consolidate 135 employees into a … Read the full press release

SWIFTT: A Copernicus-based forest management tool to map, mitigate, and prevent the main threats to EU forests

The solution will increase forest management productivity and cost-effectiveness, and enable forest managers, authorities, and policymakers to deal with forest threats proactively (IN BRIEF) Insect outbreaks, wildfires, and windthrow pose significant threats to European forests, exacerbated by climate change-induced extreme … Read the full press release

Saarland University and DFKI Recognize Breakthroughs in Virtual Reality Haptics

(IN BRIEF) Computer scientist André Zenner, based in Saarbrücken, Germany, has made significant strides in enhancing virtual reality (VR) experiences through tactile sensations, earning the prestigious “Best Dissertation Award” at a leading VR conference. His groundbreaking research focuses on integrating … Read the full press release

Breakthrough Phase II Trial Data Reinforces Potential of Survodutide as Leading MASH Treatment

(IN BRIEF) In a significant stride towards combating metabolic dysfunction-associated steatohepatitis (MASH), Boehringer Ingelheim unveils groundbreaking results from a Phase II trial sub-analysis of survodutide. Demonstrating impressive efficacy, up to 64.5% of adults with moderate to advanced fibrosis stages F2 … Read the full press release

Bioengineering Breakthrough Promises Enhanced Bone Regeneration

(IN BRIEF) Scientists have unveiled a groundbreaking bioengineering breakthrough that could revolutionize bone regeneration treatments, offering hope for patients with severe skeletal injuries or bone loss due to diseases like cancer. This innovative approach, developed by researchers in Scotland, harnesses … Read the full press release

Collaborating for Health: University of Liverpool Leaders Engage with MLW’s Innovative Research in Malawi

(IN BRIEF) Senior leaders from the University of Liverpool, including the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Richard Black, recently visited the Malawi-Liverpool Wellcome Programme (MLW) in Blantyre, Malawi, to observe advancements in research, facilities, and healthcare initiatives. Established in 1995, … Read the full press release

Bias Alert: LlamaChat AI Chatbot Favors Pro-European Views, Study Shows

(IN BRIEF) A recent study conducted by researchers from the University of Copenhagen sheds light on the political bias embedded within LlamaChat, a popular AI chatbot developed by Meta, particularly in its responses to European Union (EU) political issues. According … Read the full press release

Schnelldorf Facility Upgrade: Merck Boosts Life Science Distribution Capacity

(IN BRIEF) Merck, a leading science and technology company, has inaugurated its expanded Life Science distribution center in Schnelldorf, Germany, following a €180 million investment that nearly doubled its size to 25,000 square meters. The upgraded facility now includes manual … Read the full press release

WWF Collaboration: Vodafone’s m-Twiga Initiative Marks Milestone in Conservation Efforts

(IN BRIEF) In the heart of Africa, where wildlife and communities coexist, Vodafone, in collaboration with Safaricom and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), is spearheading a technological solution to address human-wildlife conflict. The innovative AI-powered system, dubbed m-Twiga … Read the full press release

TU/e Researcher Develops Mathematical Models for Efficient Smart Polymer Design

(IN BRIEF) Guido Kusters, a researcher at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), has defended his PhD thesis cum laude, focusing on the development of mathematical models to streamline the creation of smart polymers. These materials, capable of adapting their form … Read the full press release

Novartis Unveils Long-Term Efficacy of Remibrutinib in Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria at EAACI Congress

(IN BRIEF) Novartis has presented new data at the 2024 European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Congress, showcasing the sustained efficacy and safety of remibrutinib, a selective Bruton’s tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor, in chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU). Results … Read the full press release

Empa Appoints Jakob Schwiedrzik as Head of High-Performance Ceramics Laboratory

(IN BRIEF) Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, announces Jakob Schwiedrzik as the new head of the High-Performance Ceramics laboratory, effective from August 1, 2024. With around ten years of experience at Empa’s site in Thun, … Read the full press release

DNV Launches Groundbreaking Advanced Healthcare Cybersecurity Certification for Hospitals Worldwide

(IN BRIEF) DNV, a leading energy expert and assurance provider, has introduced the Advanced Healthcare Cybersecurity Certification (AHCC), marking a significant milestone in cybersecurity for hospitals. This pioneering certification, available globally, aims to help healthcare organizations enhance their cybersecurity systems, … Read the full press release

Evotec Collaborates with Inserm and Lille University Hospital to Advance Obesity and Metabolic Disease Research

(IN BRIEF) Evotec SE announces a partnership with Inserm, Lille University Hospital, and Inserm Transfert to identify novel therapeutic targets and diagnostic markers in obesity and metabolic diseases. The collaboration, centered around the ABOS/DIABOMICS study led by Lille University Hospital, … Read the full press release

Almirall Launches AK Global Day Campaign to Raise Awareness of Actinic Keratosis and Sun Exposure Risks

(IN BRIEF) Almirall’s new data highlights the alarming lack of awareness regarding actinic keratosis (AK), a common precancerous dermatological condition linked to sun exposure, with more than one-third of affected individuals unaware of its causes. The survey, conducted across Spain, … Read the full press release

Study Reveals Impact of Land Consolidation on Arthropod Diversity in Rice Fields

(IN BRIEF) A study published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, led by researchers from the University of Liverpool in collaboration with colleagues from the Netherlands and China, delves into the effects of land consolidation on arthropod diversity in rice … Read the full press release

Global Study Unveils Barriers to Mental Health Care Access

(IN BRIEF) A recent study commissioned by Boehringer Ingelheim, conducted across eight G20 countries, sheds light on the challenges obstructing access to mental health care worldwide. The analysis reveals pervasive stigma, a shortage of mental health professionals, and inconsistent service … Read the full press release

Roche Announces Retirement of Head of Pharma Partnering and Successor Appointment

(IN BRIEF) Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) reveals the retirement of James Sabry, the Head of Roche Pharma Partnering, after fourteen years of service. Effective 1 July 2024, Boris Zaïtra, currently Head of Group Business Development, will take on … Read the full press release

European Parliament Approves Landmark Pharmaceutical Legislation Reform, Calls for Further Enhancements

(IN BRIEF) The European Parliament has achieved a significant milestone by approving the first reading of extensive reforms to EU pharmaceutical legislation aimed at fostering innovation and ensuring equitable access to medicines. While commending the progress, the European Society of … Read the full press release

Lightsource bp Partners with CSIC to Study Lesser Kestrel Habitat Use in Andalusia

(IN BRIEF) In a collaborative effort, Lightsource bp has teamed up with scientists from the CSIC Biological Station in Spain to conduct a groundbreaking study on the habitat use of Lesser Kestrels in Andalusia. Nine kestrels have been equipped with … Read the full press release

Philips Introduces VeriSight Pro Catheter for Image-Guided Cardiac Procedures in Hong Kong Hospitals

(IN BRIEF) Royal Philips announces the introduction of its real-time 3D Intracardiac Echocardiography (ICE) catheter, VeriSight Pro, in hospitals across Hong Kong, marking its first clinical use outside the US or Canada. The catheter, guided into the heart’s chambers through … Read the full press release

Philips Launches Nationwide Ambulatory Cardiac Monitoring Service in Spain

(IN BRIEF) Royal Philips has successfully introduced its ambulatory cardiac monitoring service nationwide in Spain, employing its wearable ePatch paired with the AI-driven Cardiologs analytics platform. Fourteen healthcare providers across Spain are utilizing the ePatch extended wear Holter monitors to … Read the full press release