Category Archives: Switzerland

Press Releases & News from Switzerland distributed via EuropaWire

Feliciano González Muñoz appointed new Head of Human Resources at LafargeHolcim

Jona, Switzerland, 20-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — LafargeHolcim has appointed Feliciano González Muñoz (54) as new Head of Human Resources, effective 1 May 2018, reporting to Chief Executive Officer Jan Jenisch. He will succeed Caroline Luscombe who has decided to pursue opportunities … Read the full press release

Roche: US FDA granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation to Hemlibra® for people with haemophilia A without factor VIII inhibitors

Designation based on phase III HAVEN 3 study demonstrating Hemlibra prophylaxis significantly reduced bleeds compared to no prophylaxis First medicine to show superior efficacy compared to prior factor VIII prophylaxis in an intra-patient comparison BASEL, 19-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Roche … Read the full press release

Stadler to design and build 26 single and double-decker multiple units for the Slovenian state rail operator Slovenske Železnice

Bussnang, Switzerland, 19-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Stadler is designing and building 26 single and double-decker multiple units for the Slovenian state rail operator Slovenske Železnice. The order comprises eleven FLIRT EMU trains, five FLIRT DMU trains and ten KISS EMU trains, … Read the full press release

CERN: ALPHA collaboration reports the most precise direct measurement of antimatter ever made

GENEVA, 05-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The ALPHA collaboration has reported the most precise direct measurement of antimatter ever made, revealing the spectral structure of the antihydrogen atom in unprecedented colour. The result, published today in Nature(link is external), is the culmination … Read the full press release

STMicroelectronics’ X-CUBE-AVS software package enables Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service (AVS) to run on STM32 microcontrollers

GENEVA, 04-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The X-CUBE-AVS software package from STMicroelectronics enables Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service (AVS) to run on STM32* microcontrollers , allowing simple connected objects such as smart appliances, home-automation devices, and office products to support advanced conversational user interfaces with Cloud-based intelligence … Read the full press release

Garmin named Official Supplier for Team Luna Rossa Challenge, Challenger of Record for the 36th America’s Cup

OLATHE, Kansas, USA, 30-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Garmin today announced that it has been selected as an Official Supplier for Team Luna Rossa Challenge, Challenger of Record for the 36th America’s Cup. As official supplier, Garmin will supply its high performance GNX™ … Read the full press release

B3i launches insurance solutions on a blockchain platform across the re/insurance industry

Transition to independent legal entity significant milestone for B3i B3i Services AG to commercialize blockchain solutions for re/insurance First product demonstrated efficiency gains of up to 30 percent in initial testin MUNICH, 28-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative … Read the full press release

DSM to present personalized nutrition at Vitafoods Europe in Geneva, 15-17 May 2018

DSM, stand F10, Vitafoods Europe, Geneva, 15-17 May 2018 Kaiseraugst, Switzerland, 28-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — DSM will welcome attendees to experience the nutrition of the future at Vitafoods Europe 2018, with insights and innovations that will enable customers to capture … Read the full press release

UZH: new crystallographic method is set to greatly accelerate drug development

ZURICH, 27-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — UZH researchers have developed a novel method that speeds up the process of determining crystal structures of organic salts and significantly reduces the effort required to do so. As about 40 percent of all active pharmaceutical … Read the full press release

ETH Zurich researchers developed new robotic method for digital timber construction

ZURICH, 26-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from ETH Zurich are using a new method for digital timber construction in a real project for the first time. The load-bearing timber modules, which are prefabricated by robots, will be assembled on the top … Read the full press release

Rio Tinto to sell its entire interests in Hail Creek coal mine and Valeria coal development project in Australia to Glencore

LONDON, 22-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Rio Tinto has entered into a binding agreement with Glencore for the sale of its entire interests in the Hail Creek coal mine and the Valeria coal development project in Queensland, Australia, for $1.7 billion. The … Read the full press release

SIX: Operating income up 5.8% to CHF 1,944.6 million in FY 2017

ZURICH, 21-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — SIX can again look back on a successful year with strong revenue growth, in which it achieved a solid annual result in a challenging environment. Through strategic investments and acquisitions, primarily to strengthen its market position … Read the full press release

Roche: Phase III IMpower131 study met its co-primary endpoint of progression-free survival of people with a type of advanced squamous lung cancer

BASEL, 20-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the Phase III IMpower131 study met its co-primary endpoint of progression-free survival (PFS) and demonstrated that the combination of TECENTRIQ (atezolizumab) plus chemotherapy (carboplatin and Abraxane [albumin-bound … Read the full press release

SGS releases its its ninth annual Sustainability Report: 17.8% decrease of greenhouse gas emissions since 2014

SGS today publishes its ninth annual Sustainability Report. This report is aligned with the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) G4 reporting framework at “Comprehensive” level, and it provides a detailed account of our sustainability approach. GENEVA, 19-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — For the … Read the full press release

Triton Fund IV company Glamox AS to acquire all equity interest of O. Küttel AG from Regent Beleuchtungskörper AG

OSLO/ KRIENS, 19-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Glamox AS (“Glamox”), a Triton Fund IV company, has entered into an agreement to acquire all equity interest of O. Küttel AG (“Küttel”), a leading Swiss provider of lighting for the professional building market from … Read the full press release

Alliance Life Sciences is a Sponsor at World Pharma Pricing and Market Access Congress 2018, Showcasing Data and Technology Solutions

World Pharma Pricing and Market Access Congress 2018 Business Design Centre, London United Kingdom SOMERSET, N.J. / LONDON, UK, 19-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Alliance Life Sciences, a leading global life sciences consulting, pricing data and technology provider, announced that it is … Read the full press release

EBU Sport to extend the worldwide reach of winter sports through recent trials in China

EBU Sport has been continuing its work to extend the worldwide reach of winter sports through recent trials with Chinese national broadcaster CCTV and two leading digital sports outlets. GENEVA, 15-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — These trials explored the appetite for … Read the full press release

Swiss FDFA Secretary General Markus Seiler and Director of the Federal Office for Gender Equality Sylvie Durrer at 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

The 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) begins today in New York. This year’s session will focus on achieving gender equality and the economic empowerment of women and girls in rural areas. Switzerland will … Read the full press release

Norway becomes the first market to implement the New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems

GENEVA, 09-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Norway became the first market to implement the New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems (NewGen ISS). NewGen ISS was adopted by the Passenger Agency Conference (PAConf) in November … Read the full press release

SEAT debuts the world’s first 100% electric touring race car at the Geneva Motor Show

The carmaker delivered 39,900 vehicles in February, 25.9% more than in 2017 In the first two months of 2018, SEAT sold 78,800 cars (+23.1%) Following its launch in Barcelona, the new CUPRA brand is introduced to the general public International … Read the full press release

Jasmin Staiblin proposed for election to the Board of Directors of Zurich Insurance Group on the Annual General Meeting on April 4, 2018

Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) announced today that the Board of Directors will propose to shareholders to elect Jasmin Staiblin to the Board for a one year term of office. The election will take place at the Annual General Meeting on … Read the full press release

World premiers for BMW at Geneva International Motor Show 2018: BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe, BMW X4, BMW X2, BMW M3 CS, BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, BMW i8 Roadster

World premiere for the BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe: Study car offers a look ahead to the most alluring and exotic variant of the new BMW 8 Series. GENEVA, 07-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Presskit updated with BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe. … Read the full press release

Geneva Motor Show: Volkswagen I.D. VIZZION concept car: autonomous driving, control via augmented reality, artificial intelligence

Groundbreaking: the I.D. VIZZION concept car is a saloon for the era of electric and autonomous mobility Revolutionary: the fully-autonomous I.D. VIZZION can be controlled effortlessly via augmented reality, gestures and voice commands The I.D. VIZZION is coming: the car … Read the full press release

Volkswagen I.D. VIZZION concept study showcased in Geneva

Study is a realistic vision for a Volkswagen of the future Range of up to 650 kilometers allows long trips Production model to follow by 2022 at the latest Brand CEO Diess: “The I.D. VIZZION shows that we will not … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group to invest EUR 34 billion in e-mobility, autonomous driving and digital networking of all road users by 2022

200 “Future Heads” from all over the Group are picturing urban mobility in the year 2030+ Cooperation with Kuka: “CarLa” is first mobile charging robot for electric automobiles Partnerships with cities are important incubator for individual mobility solutions MOIA shuttle … Read the full press release

Novartis, Pear Therapeutics to work together towards developing new treatments for patients with schizophrenia and multiple sclerosis

Novartis and Pear Therapeutics to collaborate on prescription software applications aimed to treat patients with schizophrenia and multiple sclerosis Collaboration combines Novartis’ leadership in biomedical research and clinical development with Pear’s expertise in digital therapeutics  Novartis continues to embrace emerging … Read the full press release

Adesh Kaul will join Basilea Pharmaceutica’s Management Committee as Chief Corporate Development Officer

BASEL, 05-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. (SIX: BSLN) announced today that Adesh Kaul will join Basilea’s Management Committee as Chief Corporate Development Officer effective March 01, 2018. He will continue to be responsible for strategic planning, business development & … Read the full press release

Nippon Soda and Syngenta sign global seed treatment licensing agreement for PICARBUTRAZOX

A new active ingredient that brings innovation for control of Pythium diseases and adds a novel mode of action to leading Syngenta Seedcare portfolio It ensures one seed turns into one plant thus maximizing the genetic potential It is supported … Read the full press release

Infront to develop sponsorship opportunities and digital strategies for the ITU World Triathlon Series and the new ITU World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series

New deal sees Infront take on responsibility for media and marketing rights, as well as for digital strategies Zug, Switzerland, 23-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The International Triathlon Union (ITU) has finalised a long-term partnership with leading sports marketing company Infront. Under the … Read the full press release