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Genetic diversity: GSK and Novartis launch Project Africa GRADIENT to optimise treatment responses for malaria and tuberculosis in Africa

Project Africa GRADIENT calls on local researchers to submit proposals exploring the link between genetic diversity and response to malaria and tuberculosis drugs in African patients. Combined funding commitment of GBP 2.8 million (USD 3.6 million) over five years. Researchers … Read the full press release

Amey Consulting to create next generation of young engineers with new four-degree apprenticeship programmes

(PRESS RELEASE) OXFORD, 18-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Amey Consulting announces the launch of four fully funded degree apprenticeship programmes. These programmes, which will be supported by several universities will help bring new talent into the industry across Civil Engineering, Data … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce partners with UK Space Agency for pioneering project on future nuclear power technologies for space exploration

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 12-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce and UK Space Agency announce that they have signed an innovative contract for a study into future nuclear power options for space exploration. This is the first cooperation between both organisations and … 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

QIAGEN appoints Dr. Toralf Haag as a member of the Supervisory Board and the Audit Committee

(PRESS RELEASE) VENLO, the Netherlands, 8-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — QIAGEN announces the appointment of Dr. Toralf Haag as a member of the Supervisory Board with immediate effect. He will also become a member of the Audit Committee. Dr. Haag was … 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

SUEZ and FERMENTALG to address growing climate emergency through innovative solutions based on biomimicry for the capture and recovery of CO2 in bioproducts

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 5-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — SUEZ and FERMENTALG, a key French player and expert in the research and bio industrial exploitation of micro-algae, strengthen their cooperation following a five-year partnership, and to address the growing climate emergency through … Read the full press release

Spanish team wins the Farming by Satellite Prize 2020

Spanish team wins the Farming by Satellite Prize 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 17-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The winners of the Farming by Satellite Prize 2020 were announced at the virtual Farming by Satellite Prize 2020 Awards Ceremony on Monday 30th November. The Prize promotes the use of Galileo, the … 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

Atos to support the Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) on their quantum journey with its first Atos QLM E

(PRESS RELEASE) DUBLIN/ PARIS, 17-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — French multinational information technology service and consulting company, Atos announces its partnership with the Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) for the deployment of its first GPU-accelerated Atos Quantum Learning Machine Enhanced … Read the full press release

UK Seafood Innovation Fund selects BMT’s AquaDEEP to tackle sea lice infestation in Scotland’s aquaculture industry

(PRESS RELEASE) TEDDINGTON, UK, 14-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — BMT announces that its innovative solutions will be used to address current pressing issues facing aquaculture in Scotland. UK Seafood Innovation Fund, that supports bold and ambitious tech-driven projects that will enable … Read the full press release

BASF Circular Economy Program: Focus on circular feedstocks, new material cycles and new business models

(PRESS RELEASE)LUDWIGSHAFEN, 10-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF announces the launch of a new Circular Economy Program. The company aims to double its sales generated with solutions for the circular economy to €17 billion by the year 2030 and plans to … Read the full press release

Mercedes-Benz Energy and ANDRITZ team up on hybrid energy solutions for the hydropower market

Cooperation in the field of hybrid energy solutions between Mercedes-Benz subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Energy GmbH and international technology group and leading supplier of electro-mechanical equipment and services for hydropower stations ANDRITZ (PRESS RELEASE)GRAZ/ WIEN/ KAMENZ, 10-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — New partnership … Read the full press release

Eni and Saipem to explore technological solutions for decarbonization such as carbon capture, utilization and storage

(PRESS RELEASE) MILAN, 9-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Italian multinational oil and gas company, Eni signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Saipem to cooperate on the identification and engineering of decarbonisation initiatives and projects in Italy with special focus on … 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 Museum of Zoology in Cambridge launches ‘12 Days of Winter Wildlife’ online event, 1st to 12th December 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) CAMBRIDGE, 30-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — A special 12-day online event showcasing winter wildlife in the UK is being launched by the University Museum of Zoology in Cambridge. Researchers and staff will share their enthusiasm for winter wildlife from … Read the full press release

DSM Engineering Materials and Neste parter over replacing thousand of tons of fossil feedstock used in the production of polymers with sustainable feedstock

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 27-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal DSM (AMS: DSM), a global science-based company active in nutrition, health and sustainable living, has announced that it will form a strategic partnership with Neste (HEL: NESTE), the world’s leading producer of … Read the full press release

CERN: The schedule for the current long shutdown (LS2) moved forward with four months due to the COVID-19 pandemic

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 27-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — CERN, the European research organization that operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world, has announced new schedule for its accelerators and experiments. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the schedule for the … Read the full press release

Swiss start-up ClearSpace SA signs €86 million contract with ESA for the world’s first debris removal mission

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 26-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Space Agency (ESA), an intergovernmental organisation of 22 member states dedicated to the exploration of space, has announced it signed a €86 million contract with an industrial team led by the … Read the full press release

Novozymes welcomes new Executive Vice President of People, Sustainability & Brand Morten Enggaard Rasmussen

(PRESS RELEASE) COPENHAGEN, 26-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Global biotechnology company Novozymes announces the appointment of Morten Enggaard Rasmussen as Executive Vice President of People, Sustainability & Brand succeeding Thomas Videbæk. Morten will take up his new position on 1 April, … 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

Audi and the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology with chemical recycling pilot project to bring mixed plastic fractions back into resource-conserving circular system

Pilot project launched: chemical recycling is to enable a closed loop for plastics from automotive engineering Repurposing: recycled plastics waste is processed into pyrolysis oil, which can subsequently be used for new components Marco Philippi, Senior Director Procurement Strategy: “We … 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

DSM opens new Animal Nutrition & Health premix plant in China

(PRESS RELEASE) SHANGHAI, China, 18-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal DSM further grows in China with the opening of a new Animal Nutrition & Health premix plant in Baishazhou Industrial Park, Hengyang City. The new plant is DSM’s second premix plant … Read the full press release

Capgemini Research Institute and right. based on science GmbH released their AI for climate action research

48% of organizations surveyed are using AI for climate action, resulting in reduced greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and improved power efficiency (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 17-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini Research Institute, Capgemini’s in-house think tank, and right. based on science … Read the full press release

SGS, TU Graz open non-profit research center aimed at establishing trust in digital systems and products

(PRESS RELEASE) GRAZ, 17-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, and Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), 1811 established public university in Styria, Austria, announce the opening of Lamarr Security Research, a non-profit … Read the full press release

BAE Systems and the University of Birmingham to accelerate the development of advanced sensing technology

(PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 6-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — New collaboration between BAE Systems and the University of Birmingham will see the development of Advanced sensing technologies which have the potential to benefit aspects of everyday life. BAE Systems and the University … 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