Category Archives: Switzerland

Press Releases & News from Switzerland distributed via EuropaWire

Roche’s phase III CAPSTONE-2 study showed superior efficacy of baloxavir marboxil in reducing influenza symptoms in people at high risk of complications from the flu

Baloxavir marboxil – an investigational oral, single-dose antiviral – is the first flu medicine with a novel proposed mechanism of action in nearly 20 years and to demonstrate significant efficacy in high-risk patients Influenza, or “flu,” represents a serious threat … Read the full press release

Roche’s Tecentriq in combination with Avastin receives FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation as initial treatment for advanced or metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma

BASEL, 18-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) in combination with Avastin® (bevacizumab) as an initial (first-line) treatment for people with advanced … Read the full press release

Stadler to showcase seven vehicle concepts featuring new solutions at InnoTrans 2018

BUSSNANG, 17-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Stadler was already one of the largest exhibitors of rail vehicles at InnoTrans 2016. The train manufacturer with production sites in Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Poland, Hungary, Belarus and the USA has even bigger plans for this … Read the full press release

ASSA ABLOY acquires leading supplier of door drop down seals and finger protection covers based in Switzerland

STOCKHOLM, 16-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ASSA ABLOY has signed an agreement to acquire Planet GDZ, a leading supplier of door drop down seals and finger protection covers, based in Switzerland. “I am very pleased to welcome Planet GDZ and their employees … Read the full press release

Kuehne + Nagel expands its KN PharmaChain network with a new Logistics Hub in Santiago de Chile

Expanding KN PharmaChain network with strong local footprint Fully integrated laboratory and distribution centre Eco-friendly through use of geothermal energy SANTIAGO, Chile, 13-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — As of August 2018, a new Logistics Hub in Santiago de Chile will benefit … Read the full press release

Infront: The Viessmann Group sponsors the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2019 in Seefeld (AUT) and 2021 in Oberstdorf (GER)

Long-standing partner of winter sports to continue to rely on the strong platform of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. Salzburg, Austria / Zug, Switzerland, 06-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Viessmann Group, one of the leading international manufacturers of energy … Read the full press release

Infront Turkey and Tivibu announce three-year broadcast rights agreement for The Tahincioğlu Basketball Super League (BSL)

ISTANBUL, 06-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Tahincioğlu Basketball Super League (BSL) will reach a broader audience than ever before after Infront Turkey and Turkish broadcaster Tivibu announced a three-year broadcast rights agreement on Thursday. The new partnership will see Tivibu … Read the full press release

Martin Schlegel named as new Alternate Member of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank

Berne/Zurich, 05-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — At its meeting of 4 July 2018, the Federal Council appointed Martin Schlegel as the new Alternate Member of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank (SNB), following the proposal of the SNB’s Bank Council. … Read the full press release

ABB strengthens #2 global position in electrification with the completion of GE Industrial Solutions acquisition

Expands access to attractive North American market Operational EPS1 accretive in year one Expected annual cost synergies of approximately $200 million in year five confirmed ZURICH, 03-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB announced it has completed its acquisition of GE Industrial Solutions (GEIS), … Read the full press release

Glencore Energy to acquire 78% of ALE Combustíveis (ALE), the 4th largest fuel distributor in Brazil

São Paulo, Brazil, 02-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Glencore Energy (Glencore), through its subsidiary in Brazil, has signed an agreement to acquire 78% of ALE Combustíveis (ALE). Completion of the transaction is subject to the approval of CADE (Administrative Council for Economic … Read the full press release

SGS: Nepal to implement new set of chemical requirements for toy safety

Nepal is proposing to implement a new set of chemical requirements for toy safety. If approved, the new measures could become effective in late 2018/early 2019. GENEVA, 29-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In March 2017, we informed you [1]that Nepal had implemented measures … Read the full press release

SGS: Egyptian company Auto-Group conforms to MSI 20000 standards

After a long process of evaluation and verification, strictly evaluated on the basis of the specifications of the MSI 20000 regulation, SGS has announced that the Egyptian company Auto-Group conforms to MSI 20000 standards. GENEVA, 29-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The official … Read the full press release

Students from the International School of Manila, Philippines, and R.N. Podar School in Mumbai, India are CERN Beamline for Schools 2018 winners

GENEVA, 25-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — High-school students from the International School of Manila, Philippines, and R.N. Podar School in Mumbai, India, are the winners of the 2018 Beamline for Schools competition. In September, they will carry out their proposed experiments at CERN1 together with professional researchers. … Read the full press release

Novartis’ Alcon AcrySof IQ PanOptix intraocular lens unveils new data showing significantly improved near and intermediate distance vision

Better visual outcomes for patients with the AcrySof IQ PanOptix intraocular lens at near and intermediate distance vision[1]  Detailed findings presented at World Ophthalmology Congress 2018 Recent survey reveals 82% of people 60+ are willing to have advanced surgical options … Read the full press release

UZH Space Hub holds its first research flight campaign at the military airfield in Dübendorf

Research goes airborne: The UZH Space Hub is holding its first research flight campaign from 11 to 13 June. An airbus performing parabolic flights will take off from the military airfield in Dübendorf. In addition, a blimp will be used … Read the full press release

Kuehne + Nagel Integrated Logistics launches scalable and efficient supply chain management solution with faster time-to-value and a revolutionary pricing model for SMEs

Multi-modal management of the entire supply chain Based on the global Kuehne + Nagel Integrated Logistics leading solution Focus on industrial, consumer and high-tech industries Schindellegi, Switzerland, 08-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Due to an increasing demand of cost-efficient transportation management solutions from … Read the full press release

Kuehne + Nagel and Zebraxx to provide innovative last mile shipment visibility for Kuehne + Nagel’s customers

Closer collaboration with Zebraxx to broaden service options Accelerating innovation in last mile shipment visibility Enhanced connectivity via social messaging Schindellegi, Switzerland, 08-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Kuehne + Nagel and Zebraxx, a leading application service provider of logistics solutions, have … Read the full press release

Professor Knut Haanaes appointed Dean of the World Economic Forum’s newly established Global Leadership Institute

Knut Haanaes becomes Dean of the World Economic Forum’s newly established Global Leadership Institute Previously, Haanaes was a Senior Partner at BCG and taught at IMD Business School in Switzerland, Stanford University, BI Norwegian Business School and in the private … Read the full press release

Zurich Insurance Group to improve business efficiency using self-service-enabling technology of InShared, the digital insurer of Achmea

ZEIST, ZURICH, 05-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Achmea announced today that it will partner with Zurich Insurance Group (‘Zurich’) to improve business efficiency using self-service-enabling technology of InShared, the digital insurer of Achmea. InShared’s IT-platform is fully designed around online service, from … Read the full press release

ETH Zurich and Swissgrid: hybrid overhead lines increase the transmission capacity

More power without any additional lines Laufenburg, Switzerland, 05-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The modernisation of the power grid is yet to be realized in many places. The main reason for that is the lack of acceptance for new power lines. … Read the full press release

Infront acquires leading European obstacle course event organiser XLETIX GmbH

Investment in leading niche player and owner of XLETIX Challenge and Muddy Angel Run builds on personal and corporate fitness strategy ZUG, 05-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Infront today announced the acquisition of leading European obstacle course event organiser XLETIX GmbH … Read the full press release

Tetra Pak tubular heat exchanger with P2P technology now has 3-A certification

Pully, Switzerland, 04-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Tetra Pak today announces that its new tubular heat exchanger with P2P (Product to Product) technology now has 3-A certification.​​ P2P heat exchangers are typically used by dairy, beverage and ice cream producers, and can … Read the full press release

Mountain Flyers of Switzerland to operate Leonardo’s AW169 for heli-taxi services from Bern Airport

Over 20 Leonardo VIP helicopters sold in Switzerland to date More than 180 AW169s have been sold to over 70 customers in 30 nations to date GENEVA, 04-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Leonardo announced today that Mountain Flyers of Switzerland will operate an AW169 light … Read the full press release

Credit Suisse subsidiary SVC Ltd. for Risk Capital for SMEs strengthens its commitment in MedTech field with investment in start-up Ava AG

Company impresses with scientifically based ovulation tracker and underlying business model ZURICH, 31-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Credit Suisse subsidiary SVC Ltd. for Risk Capital for SMEs, founded in 2010, provides Swiss SMEs and start-up companies with a total of CHF 130 million … Read the full press release

STMicroelectronics brought together the latest digital security techniques in a single chip to protect Smart Things against cyber threats

  New STSAFE chip combines latest digital-security features to keep connected IoT objects safe Turnkey applets accelerate time to market for secure smart meters, data concentrators, and gateways Certified Common Criteria CC-EAL5+ and compliant with ENEDIS specification for French smart-metering … Read the full press release

Nestlé ranked first in the 2018 Access to Nutrition Index

Vevey, Switzerland, 25-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Nestlé is ranked first in the 2018 Access to Nutrition Index (ATNI) released today for its overall performance in its nutrition-related commitments. This confirms Nestlé’s leadership in nutrition, health and wellness as well as our … Read the full press release

Nestlé to combine its two scientific discovery units to build one impactful organization, Nestlé Research

Vevey, Switzerland, 24-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Nestlé has today announced changes that further strengthen its research and development operations, the largest of any food company worldwide. Nestlé will bring together its two scientific discovery units, the Nestlé Research Center and the … Read the full press release

Kudelski Group partner with u-blox to bring premium-grade security to IoT devices across the automotive, industrial and customer markets

CHESEAUX-SUR-LAUSANNE,  and THALWIL, Switzerland, 22-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S), the world leader in digital security, and u blox (SIX:UBXN), a global leader in positioning and wireless communication technologies for the automotive, industrial and consumer markets, today announced the … Read the full press release

European leaders in the payments industry SIX and Worldline enter into a strategic partnership

Worldline to acquire SIX Payment Services SIX to hold a 27% equity stake in Worldline SIX is entering a strategic partnership with Worldline in the cards business (merchant acceptance & acquiring and international card processing). SIX will bring the existing … Read the full press release

European consortium AVENUE prepares the technical, economic and legislative integration of autonomous vehicles in European cities

GENEVA, 16-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Autonomous vehicles promise to be the next revolution in public transport. They should find their first users in suburban areas, which are less well served by traditional transportation networks. But for these new services to develop, … Read the full press release