Category Archives: Switzerland

Press Releases & News from Switzerland distributed via EuropaWire

Liver cancer: Roche’s Tecentriq in combination with Avastin approved by US FDA

Tecentriq in combination with Avastin is the first and only cancer immunotherapy regimen approved for the treatment of unresectable or metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma Tecentriq combination improved overall survival and progression-free survival compared to the previous standard of care Application approved … Read the full press release

First Infront Leadership Award goes to Tappara ice hockey club CEO Mikko Leinonen

(PRESS RELEASE) GOTHENBURG, 2-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Sports marketing company Infront, part of Wanda Sports Group, toghether with The Alliance of European Hockey Clubs (E.H.C.) have announced the first winner of the inaugural Infront Leadership Award – Mikko Leinonen, CEO … Read the full press release

Zurich Insurance Group: UK’s Financial Conduct Authority to test policy wordings in the UK High Court

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 1-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swiss global general and life insurer Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) announced it is welcoming the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority decision to test policy wordings from across the UK insurance industry in the UK … 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

SecurLine Certified to Protect Classified Communications

SecurLine Certified to Protect Classified Communications

(PRESS RELEASE) ZUG, Switzerland, 28-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Privus, the Swiss-based cyber-security firm, announced today that SecurLine, its flagship secure communications application, has been formally certified by Portugal’s Gabinete Nacional de Segurança (National Security Office) to protect classified communications. Deploying … Read the full press release

SGS: Final rule 16 CFR 1224 on safety standard for Portable Bed Rails in the US

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 26-May-2020— /EuropaWire/ — Leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company SGS has announced that a direct final rule on incorporating the latest version of the ASTM standard for Portable Bed Rails has just been published by the … Read the full press release

Clothing and footwear containing Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) under EU REACH Regulations may get taxed in Sweden – SGS

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 20-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Inspection, verification, testing and certification services multinational firm SGS has announced that a tax on clothing and footwear products that contain SVHCs (Substances of Very High Concern) under EU REACH Regulations is about … 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

Kuehne + Nagel’s entire KN PharmaChain air network receives first in the industry IATA CEIV Pharma re-certification

First-in-the-industry full network IATA CEIV re-certification Confirmation of the highest quality and safety of KN PharmaChain (PRESS RELEASE) SCHINDELLEGI, 8-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Global logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel has announced, toghether with IATA, that it has set a benchmark with first-in-the-industry … 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

Kuehne + Nagel’s 2020 AGM: all Board proposals approved by a large majority; Dr. Joerg Wolle re-elected as Chairman

Kuehne + Nagel International AG: 2020 AGM date remains unchanged; to be held on May 5 with no personal participation of shareholders

(PRESS RELEASE) SCHINDELLEGI, 5-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading multinational logistics group Kuehne + Nagel International AG has announced it held its 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM). The AGM was organized in accordance with Art. 6a of the Swiss Ordinance on … Read the full press release

European electricity TSOs COVID-19 declaration: electricity remains more than ever crucial for daily life, health services and more generally to all critical activities

European TSOs COVID-19 declaration

(PRESS RELEASE) EUROPE, 22-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The CEOs (François BROTTES, RTE; Gerhard CHRISTINER, APG; Luigi FERRARIS, TERNA; Roberto GARCIA, REE; Klaus KLEINEKORTE, AMPRION, CTO; Chris PEETERS, ELIA Group; Manon van BEEK, TENNET; Yves ZUMWALD, SWISSGRID) of the high-voltage system … Read the full press release

Shipment planning and inventory management improved with AI and big data on Kuehne + Nagel’s new version of SeaExplorer 

Shipment planning and inventory management improved with AI and big data on Kuehne + Nagel's new version of SeaExplorer

(PRESS RELEASE) HAMBURG, 15-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swiss logistics giant Kuehne + Nagel announced it has released new features on its SeaExplorer online platform. Current volatile market environment leads to many disruptions in the sea freight industry and the platform’s … Read the full press release

EBU announces the appointment of Glen Killane as Executive Director of Eurovision Sport

(PRESS RELEASE) GRAND-SACONNEX, Switzerland, 9-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — EBU announces the promotion of Glen Killane to the role of Executive Director of Eurovision Sport. He succeeds Stefan Kürten, who announced in December that he will leave the EBU in June … Read the full press release

Kuehne + Nagel International AG: 2020 AGM date remains unchanged; to be held on May 5 with no personal participation of shareholders

Kuehne + Nagel International AG: 2020 AGM date remains unchanged; to be held on May 5 with no personal participation of shareholders

(PRESS RELEASE) SCHINDELLEGI, 9-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading logistics group Kuehne + Nagel International AG announced that the date of its Annual General Meeting for 2020 remains unchanged and will be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 in Schindellegi, Switzerland. … 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

COVID-19: ABB and employees support the International Committee of the Red Cross relief efforts

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 7-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB partners with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) as part of its ongoing measures to support COVID-19 relief efforts. ICRC, an international humanitarian organization with Swiss roots, specializes in providing … 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

SGS unveils test method to identify nitrosamine impurities in drug products, raw materials and APIs

SGS unveils test method to identify nitrosamine impurities in drug products, raw materials and APIs

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 26-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Inspection, verification, testing and certification company SGS announced it has developed a test method to identify nitrosamine impurities in drug products, raw materials and APIs. In 2018, the presence of the nitrosamine N-nitrosodimethylamine … Read the full press release

Extra-high voltage line in the Rhône Valley now taking shape and work is underway

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 24-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The preparations for the construction of the new 380kV line in the Rhône Valley started by TSCNET shareholder Swissgrid, the Swiss transmission system operator (TSO) in early 2018. The new power line, which … Read the full press release

Sika further invests in waterproofing membrane manufacturing in Switzerland

(PRESS RELEASE) BAAR, 17-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika operates a new production facility for the SikaProof® structural waterproofing membrane at its existing site in Sarnen, Switzerland. The expansion will increase the manufacturing efficiency and will allow Sika to serve the … Read the full press release

Kuehne + Nagel International AG divests significant non-core assets in the UK

Kuehne + Nagel International AG divests significant non-core assets in the UK

(PRESS RELEASE) SCHINDELLEGI, Switzerland, 9-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading logistics group Kuehne + Nagel has announced it will divest a major part of its UK contract logistics portfolio. The NYSE listed transportation and logistics company XPO Logistics will take over … Read the full press release

« La levée du pilon sur la plate-forme » peut faire la différence entre le saint et l’ordinaire

Kaichu Jiaozun, un saint gourou bouddhiste âgé de 88 ans, dont le poids corporel se situe entre 80 et 85 kg, a soulevé un pilon Vajra de 90 kg sur la plate-forme avec la main droite

« La levée du pilon sur la plate-forme » peut faire la différence entre le saint et l’ordinaire. La force physique et sacrée d’une personne sacrée dépasse de loin celle des hommes les plus forts du monde Le vrai dharma … Read the full press release

EH GROUP ENGINEERING awarded EU Horizon 2020

EH Group Engineering AG awarded EU Horizon 2020

Accelerator Pilot Grant: EUR 1.48M (PRESS RELEASE) LAUSANNE, Switzerland, 3-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — EH Group Engineering AG is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant from the European Commission as part of the highly competitive Horizon 2020 … Read the full press release

Kuehne + Nagel posts considerably improved results in 2019 despite current state of the global economy

Kuehne + Nagel posts considerably improved results in 2019 despite current state of the global economy

(PRESS RELEASE) SCHINDELLEGI, Switzerland, 27-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading transport and logistics company Kuehne + Nagel has reported, once again, considerably improved results in 2019, despite current state of the global economy and the unknown scope of the Coronavirus. The … Read the full press release

Sika becomes the 25th member of ‘Together for Sustainability’ initiative

(PRESS RELEASE) BAAR, Switzerland, 26-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika announces its membership in ‘Together for Sustainability’ (TfS) initiative. TfS, founded in 2011, aims for the advancement of chemicals industry’s sustainability practice within the supply chain. Sika’s growth strategy focuses on … Read the full press release

Dominik Bürgy nominated as a new member of the Board of Directors of Kuehne + Nagel International AG

(PRESS RELEASE) SCHINDELLEGI, Switzerland, 25-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Kuehne + Nagel International AG announces that Dr. Thomas Staehelin, a member of its Board of Directors, no longer stands for re-election to the Board of Directors. Dr. Staehelin’s mandate after forty-two … Read the full press release

Infront and IBU extend partnership until 2029/30 season

(PRESS RELEASE) ZUG, 20-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Infront extends partnership with International Biathlon Union (IBU) for further eight years. Infront will continue as the exclusive marketing partner of IBU until the 2029/30 season. The first agreement was signed in 1994 … Read the full press release