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Pharma & Biotech Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Jeroen Schouten Named Regional Manager, Europe of AeroGo, Inc.

Product offerings that solve challenges inherent to moving heavy loads SEATTLE, WA, United States, 20-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — AeroGo, Inc. is pleased to welcome Jeroen Schouten to the position of Regional Manager for Europe. Jeroen’s considerable expertise in aviation, aerospace, … Read the full press release

EU on track to launch its most ambitious ever European research and innovation programme in 2021

BRUSSELS, 20-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — EU institutions have just reached to partial political agreement on Horizon Europe. Horizon Europe is the future EU research and innovation programme and aims at facilitating the investment in research and innovation to maintain and … Read the full press release

Francesco Balestrieri appointed ad-interim CEO of Sandoz reporting directly to Vas Narasimhan, CEO, Novartis

BASEL, 15-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Sandoz’s current Region Head Europe Francesco Balestrieri has just been appointed ad-interim CEO of Sandoz reporting directly to Vas Narasimhan, CEO, Novartis. The change is made as the current CEO of Sandoz, a Novartis division, … Read the full press release

Senior secured financing by EQT Mid-Market Credit II in support of the acquisition of multiplex protein testing company in Sweden

STOCKHOLM, 13-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Summa Equity’s acquisition of Olink AB has been supported by EQT Credit through its Mid-Market Credit investment strategy. EQT Credit has provided a senior secured financing in support of the deal. Olink Proteomics offers protein … Read the full press release

Philips adds Carestream’s cloud-based enterprise imaging informatics platform to its expanded radiology informatics portfolio

AMSTERDAM, 7-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Philips will add Carestream’s cloud-based enterprise imaging informatics platform to its expanded radiology informatics portfolio. This will happen through the acquisition Philips has just announced for the Healthcare Information Systems business of Carestream Health … Read the full press release

Credit Suisse holds the first-ever Swiss-wide day dedicated to the entrepreneurship

ZURICH, 20-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Credit Suisse is today commemorating the 200th anniversary the birth of Alfred Escher. What Alfred Escher has achieved back in the 19th century continues to have a lasting impact on Switzerland as an economic center to … Read the full press release

COFRAC accreditation for SGS’s ultrasound measurement laboratory in Aix en Provence

GENEVA, 12-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The French Accreditation Committee (COFRAC) has just accredited SGS’s ultrasound measurement laboratory in Aix en Provence. In fact, it is even the first lab of this type in France to gain accreditation by COFRAC. Accreditation comes as a guarantee … Read the full press release

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

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

Sandoz certified “TOP Employer Asia Pacific 2019” for its exceptional employee offerings in the region

Sandoz has been certified by the Top Employers Institute for its exceptional employee offerings in Asia Pacific (APAC) The annual, international research undertaken by the Top Employers Institute recognizes leading employers around the world This exclusive certification underlines Sandoz´ commitment … 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

WPP appointed to support GSK Consumer Healthcare’s global Panadol business

LONDON, 19-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Following a competitive pitch process, GSK Consumer Healthcare has appointed WPP to support its global Panadol business. WPP will be responsible for creating integrated creative campaigns and content across advertising, digital, shopper and expert marketing, PR … 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

Montagu to sell Nemera to Astorg

LONDON, 18-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Montagu Private Equity (“Montagu”) and Astorg (“Astorg”) today announce that Montagu has signed an agreement to sell Nemera (“the company”), a leading global manufacturer of drug administration systems for the pharmaceutical industry, to Astorg. While … Read the full press release

STFC’s Central Laser Facility and York University used the ULTRA laser to develop a new technique to study chemical catalysts

SWINDON, 15-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — STFC’s world-leading Central Laser Facility (CLF) has been instrumental in new research which might see efficiency savings being made in an industry worth billions to the UK. Researchers from CLF and York University have used the ULTRA … Read the full press release

Sanofi completes the divestment of its European generics business Zentiva to Advent

PARIS, 04-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Sanofi has completed the previously announced divestment of its European generics business Zentiva to Advent International (Advent) effective September 30. The transaction was finalized ahead of schedule for €1,9 billion (enterprise value). Sanofi announced the beginning … Read the full press release