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Four-year results from EU RCT validate the long-term safety profile of Philips’ Stellarex low-dose Drug-Coated Balloon

(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 26-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The global leader in health technology Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) has announced the four-year results from the ILLUMENATE European Randomized Controlled Trial (EU RCT). New data from the EU RCT reconfirms … Read the full press release

Loughborough University announced virtually the winners of the Arts and Design Degree Show prizes

(PRESS RELEASE) LEICESTERSHIRE, 26-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Loughborough University, the fifth best university in the UK in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020, has announced that a number of outstanding students from the School of Design and … Read the full press release

Continental Tires to consolidate all of its sustainability activities and projects into newly created department

ContiLifeCycle plant in Hanover sets new standards in the field of tire recycling Continental to cease importing natural rubber exclusively from the tropics (PRESS RELEASE) HANOVER, 19-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — German multinational automotive parts manufacturing company Continental AG has announced … Read the full press release

NWO: Spinoza Prize / Stevin Prize, the highest distinction in Dutch Science, awarded to six outstanding researchers

(PRESS RELEASE) THE HAGUE, 19-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has announced that six researchers will receive the highest awards in science in the Netherlands. The Spinoza Prize, emphasised on the scientific work and fundamental questions, will … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca: two trials show long-term efficacy and tolerability of Calquence (acalabrutinib) in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

ACE-CL-001 trial showed an overall response rate of 97% with a sustained safety profile for previously untreated patients after more than four years In pivotal ASCEND trial, 82% of patients with relapsed or refractory disease treated with Calquence remained progression … Read the full press release

SGS welcomes Edward R. Zartler, Ph.D as head of its biologics business across the United States

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 29-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading bio/pharmaceutical analytical and bioanalytical contract solutions provider SGS announces the appointment of Edward R. Zartler, Ph.D as Director of Biopharmaceutical Services (USA). Edward, who joined SGS in May 2020, takes responsibility for … Read the full press release

Rare disease: Enhertu of AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo now with Orphan Drug Designation in the US for treatment of gastric cancer

(PRESS RELEASE) CAMBRIDGE, 22-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Enhertu, jointly developed by British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and the second-largest pharmaceutical company in Japan Daiichi Sankyo (Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited), has just been granted Orphan Drug Designation (ODD) in … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca expects to begin first deliveries of the University of Oxford’s vaccine in September 2020

The company received support of more than $1bn from the US Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) Broad and equitable supply of the vaccine throughout the world at no profit during the pandemic First agreements for at least 400 … Read the full press release

Agfa-Gevaert Group CEO Pascal Juéry on 1Q 2020 results: COVID-19 impact on printing; strong cash flows generated; net financial debt lowered

(PRESS RELEASE) MORTSEL, 12-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Belgian-German multinational group Agfa-Gevaert N.V. has just released its comments on the group’s Q1 2020 results. Despite challenging economic conditions the company reports of solid results in the first quarter of 2020. Sale … Read the full press release

University of Warwick’s WMG part of projects tasked to measure and monitor cyber security in connected and autonomous mobility

(PRESS RELEASE) COVENTRY, UK, 12-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — WMG at University of Warwick has announced it has investigated the Cyber Security for Connected and Autonomous Mobility (CAM) in a number of projects funded by the Centre for Connected and Autonomous … Read the full press release

Fujirebio Europe: Atila Biosystems’ iAMP COVID-19 Detection Kit has just been CE marked

(PRESS RELEASE) GHENT, 12-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Fujirebio Europe, part of Japanese in vitro diagnostics (IVD) testing leader Fujirebio, has just announced the product it distributes across Europe the iAMP® COVID-19 Detection kit from its partner Atila Biosystems, Inc. of … Read the full press release

The ‘Germ Defence’ site adapted for COVID-19 to help the public shift behaviours

(PRESS RELEASE) BRISTOL, 11-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The ‘Germ Defence’, which is an evidence-based, behaviour change website, that has proved quite successful in reducing infection transmissions for seasonal and swine flu originally developed by researchers from Bristol, Bath and Southampton … Read the full press release

University of Zurich researchers announce novel immunotherapy against leukaemia

The new immunotherapy will be tested in humans as soon as possible (PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 8-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Zurich researchers have announced a study that is showing how hematopoietic stem cells from a healthy donor can help … Read the full press release

ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program: Roche to present new data from clinical trials of approved and investigational medicines across 21 cancer types

First clinical data from tiragolumab, Roche’s novel anti-TIGIT cancer immunotherapy, in combination with Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) in patients with PD-L1-positive metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) Updated overall survival data for Alecensa® (alectinib), in people living with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive … Read the full press release

Atos provides solutions and computing power to help with the global fight against Covid-19

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 28-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Digital transformation leader, Atos brings its technology leadership, skills and innovation resources to the global fight against Covid-19. Atos is involved on multiple fronts to help contain the spread of the virus, providing … Read the full press release

COVID-19 prevents the Vattenfall Solar Team from competing in the 2020 American Solar Challenge

COVID-19 prevents the Vattenfall Solar Team from competing in the 2020 American Solar Challenge

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 24-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The Dutch Vattenfall Solar Team has announced that it will, unfortunately, not be taking part in the American Solar Challenge this summer due to the coronavirus. The Dutch team was hopeful to compete in … Read the full press release

Vitesco Technologies to develop hybrid and electric powertrain technologies in its new R&D center in China

The new R&D center which will be built in Tianjin is scheduled for completion in 2021. The facility extends the research and development capacity for zero emission propulsion technologies in the Asia-Pacific region. (PRESS RELEASE) TIANJIN, China / REGENSBURG, Germany, … Read the full press release

COVID-19: AstraZeneca to start clinical trial to assess Calquence potential in reducing mortality and need for assisted ventilation in patients

The trial, called CALAVI, will assess the effect of Calquence on the exaggerated immune response of patients hospitalised with COVID-19 infection (PRESS RELEASE) CAMBRIDGE, 14-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca to begin a randomised, global clinical trial to assess … Read the full press release

COVID-19: Sanofi increases production capacity of hydroxychloroquine; commits to donate 100 million doses

Sanofi to provide Plaquenil® (hydroxychloroquine) wherever possible, while securing appropriate supply levels for current approved indications; The company already increased its production capacity by 50% and is on track to further increase production over the coming months; Ongoing global clinical … Read the full press release

“CERN against COVID-19” taskforce initiatives already underway

Hundreds of suggestions has already been received to contribute to the efforts to curb the pandemic (PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 8-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Members of the CERN community have shown ingenuity and generosity in their contribution to the struggle against … Read the full press release

CERN deploys resources and competences to contribute to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic

CERN against COVID-19 task force established to identify and support contributions from the Organization to combatting COVID-19 pandemic (PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 8-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — CERN identifies and support contributions from the Organization’s 18 000-strong global community to combatting the … Read the full press release

Czech Republic: Atos supercomputers Anselm and Barbora made available to researchers in support of their fight against COVID-19 pandemic

Atos supercomputers Anselm and Barbora made available to researchers in support of their fight against COVID-19 pandemic

(PRESS RELEASE) PRAGUE, 7-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading digital transformation company Atos SE announced it has made two supercomputers at IT4Innovations, the national supercomputing center at the VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, available to researchers and businesses conducting research that is … Read the full press release

TU Delft joins universities across the globe to collaborate on climate insight and action

(PRESS RELEASE) DELFT, 6-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Together with over 40 universities from around the world, TU Delft joins an International Universities Climate Alliance (‘Climate Alliance’). Member universities commit to collaborating on research insights on the most effective means to … Read the full press release

NWO announces Industrial Partnership Programme grant for research on better nutrition for our intestinal bacteria

(PRESS RELEASE) THE HAGUE, 2-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — A consortium led by Paul de Vos (University Medical Center Groningen) will undertake a research into better nutrition for our intestinal bacteria. The project is within the Industrial Partnership Programme (IPP). This … Read the full press release

NWO announces grants awarded to fourteen LIFT (Launchpad for Innovative Future Technology) projects

(PRESS RELEASE) THE HAGUE, 2-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Fourteen LIFT (Launchpad for Innovative Future Technology) projects involved in developing smart membranes that extract nitrogen components from manure streams, creating nanocrystals for solar cells in windows, and finding ways to eliminate … Read the full press release

Life Sciences & Health: First Venture Challenge under NWO ready to start

(PRESS RELEASE) THE HAGUE, 2-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The first Venture Challenge organised under the NWO is formally ready to start with the teams selected and the tender procedure for the coaching has almost been completed. The Venture Challenge, developed … Read the full press release

NWO: Technology Area (TA) projects in the Chemicals, Agri&Food, and Energy sectors scheduled to start in 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) THE HAGUE, 2-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Three Technology Area (TA) projects are scheduled to start in 2020. A consortium led by Geert-Jan Boons (Utrecht University) will link allergenic proteins to complex sugars to open new avenues for preventing … Read the full press release

Dr. Paula Bialski appointed Associated Professor of Sociology and digitalisation at University of St. Gallen

(PRESS RELEASE) ST. GALLEN, Switzerland, 1-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — University of St. Gallen announces the appointment of Prof. Dr. Paula Bialski as Associated Professor of Sociology and digitalisation from 1 April 2020. Prof. Dr. Paula Bialski, born on 16 April … Read the full press release

University of St. Gallen welcomes Dr Veronica Vivi Barassi as Full Professor of Media and Communication Studies

(PRESS RELEASE) ST. GALLEN, Switzerland, 1-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Prof. Dr Veronica Vivi Barassi has been appointed as Full Professor of Media and Communication Studies at the University of St. Gallen starting 1 April 2020. Born on 22 January 1981, … Read the full press release

Sanofi announces second collaboration as it strives to develop a novel COVID-19 vaccine candidate

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS and LEXINGTON, MA, U.S.A, 27-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Sanofi Pasteur collaborates with Translate Bio (NASDAQ: TBIO) to develop a novel mRNA vaccine for COVID-19. Both companies will jointly investigate multiple candidates with the goal of advancing an … Read the full press release