Category Archives: Switzerland

Press Releases & News from Switzerland distributed via EuropaWire

Sika strengthens its position in the Italian roofing market with the acquisition of majority stake in Index Construction Systems and Products

BAAR, Switzerland, 18-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika has acquired a majority stake in Index Construction Systems and Products, a leading manufacturer of roofing and waterproofing systems headquartered close to Verona, Italy. The company generates annual sales of CHF 115 million. … Read the full press release

Gilde welcomes Maikel Wieland as Head of Investor Relations and Co-investments

UTRECHT/ BRUSSELS/ ZURICH, Country, 18-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Gilde Buy Out Partners (Gilde) is pleased to announce that Maikel Wieland has joined Gilde as Head of Investor Relations and Co-investments. “Maikel has significant experience in investor relations,” said Ralph Wyss, … Read the full press release

A new standardized assessment of the physiological effects of protective clothing on the human body will now be available thanks to a sweat torso developed by Empa

Empa’s sweat torso now meets the ISO standard. How protective clothing affects the human body can be investigated in future with Empa’s torso in a standardized way. ST. GALLEN, Switzerland, 18-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — If a firefighter enters a burning building … Read the full press release

Shire: EU approval of ADYNOVI is an important milestone in our continued commitment to provide new treatment options for patients with hemophilia A

Marketing Authorization will enable patient access to ADYNOVI throughout Europe ZUG, 16-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG), the global biotechnology leader in rare diseases, announced today that the European Commission (EC) has granted Marketing Authorization for ADYNOVI … Read the full press release

New type of brick filled with aerogel could make thin and highly insulating walls possible in the future

Aerobrick: A brick with a world record ST. GALLEN, Switzerland, 16-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Better thermal insulation means lower heating costs – but this should not be at the expense of exciting architecture. A new type of brick filled with aerogel could make … Read the full press release

Swiss Federal Council: agreement further strengthens the ties between Interpeace and Geneva

BERN, 16-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On 15 January 2018, an agreement conferring privileges and immunities on Interpeace in Switzerland was signed on behalf of the Federal Council by Ambassador Roberto Balzaretti, head of the Directorate of International Law of the Federal … Read the full press release

Mediengespräch: Am 18. Januar 2018 zeigt eine Konferenz in Zürich neue Finanzierungsmechanismen wie die „Social Impact Bonds“ auf

BERN, 16-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Die UNO schätzt, dass bis 2030 jährlich 2,5 Billionen Dollar zusätzliche Gelder benötigt werden, um ihre nachhaltigen Entwicklungsziele zu erreichen. Am 18. Januar 2018 zeigt eine Konferenz in Zürich neue Finanzierungsmechanismen wie die „Social Impact Bonds“ … Read the full press release

Novartis: US FDA grants Breakthrough Therapy designation to Promacta® (eltrombopag) for the treatment of patients with SAA

Data supporting designation showed over half of treatment-naïve SAA patients achieved complete response with Promacta when given with standard immunosuppressive therapy, with overall response rate of 85%[1] Promacta is the only TPO receptor agonist indicated for the treatment of patients … Read the full press release

Argus Cyber Security and STMicroelectronics to ensure the cyber security of Infotainment and Telematics units

Joint effort helps ensure the cyber security of Infotainment and Telematics units  Las Vegas, Nevada, 09-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Argus Cyber Security , a global leader in automotive cyber security, and STMicroelectronics , a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics … Read the full press release

STMicroelectronics presents its latest IoT and mobility solutions at CES® 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada

ST is enabling Smart Driving and applications for the Smart City, Smart Home, Smart Industry, and Smart Things of today and tomorrow Use cases focus on key consumer and industrial technologies including AR/VR/MR, Voice Control, Imaging, Artificial Intelligence, Wireless Charging, … Read the full press release

Austrian Ski Federation (ÖSV), German Ski Association (DSV) extend contract with Infront for the Four Hills Tournament until the season 2021/22

Zug, Switzerland, 09-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The 66th Four Hills Tournament ended on Saturday with record ratings and the outstanding victory of Poland’s Kamil Stoch, who was able to succeed in each of the four events. The so-called Grand Slam … Read the full press release

Researchers demonstrated a way to observe physical phenomena proposed to exist in higher-dimensional systems in analogous real-world experiments

Researchers from LMU/MPQ implement a dynamical version of the 4D quantum Hall effect with ultracold atoms in an optical superlattice potential Garching, Germany, 08-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In literature, the potential existence of extra dimensions was discussed in Edwin Abbott’s satirical … Read the full press release

SGS adds two ENEC laboratories in China

SGS Fimko Ltd. acts as a Certification Body in the ENEC scheme. GENEVA, 04-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Its network of ENEC approved Testing Laboratories has expanded to include SGS-CSTC Shenzhen Branch and Vkan CVC (Guangzhou) in China in addition to SGS … Read the full press release

Glencore plc completes the sale of 51% interest in HG Storage International Limited (HGSI) to HNA Innovation Finance Group Co., Limited

Baar, Switzerland, 03-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Glencore plc (Glencore) is pleased to announce it has completed the sale of a 51% interest in HG Storage International Limited (HGSI) to HNA Innovation Finance Group Co., Limited (HNA), a transaction which was announced … Read the full press release

Syngenta to voluntarily delist its American Depositary Shares from the New York Stock Exchange

BASEL, 29-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Following the previously announced cancellation of all publicly held registered shares of Syngenta AG (“Syngenta”) with a par value of CHF 0.10 each in connection with the completion of the public tender offer for all publicly … Read the full press release

Royal Philips installs world’s first and only fully digital PET/CT system in the Clinique de Genolier, Switzerland

Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Genolier, Switzerland, 28-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced the successful installation of its Vereos digital PET/CT system, the world’s first and only fully digital PET/CT … Read the full press release

Roche to fully acquire Ignyta for US$ 1.7 billion in an all-cash transaction

Roche to acquire Ignyta for US$ 27.00 per share Ignyta’s investigational medicine entrectinib, a selective CNS-active tyrosine-kinase inhibitor being developed for tumours that harbor ROS1 or NTRK fusions, to expand Roche’s portfolio of oncology medicines BASEL, 27-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

Sika now offers the most comprehensive range of sealing and bonding solutions in the North American construction market

Baar, Switzerland, 26-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika has acquired Emseal Joint Systems, Ltd., a US-based market leader in the development and manufacturing of structural expansion joint products for new construction and refurbishment. With the acquisition, Sika will be able to … Read the full press release

A6 Alliance widens its cooperation to the air navigation service providers (ANSPs) of Switzerland, Hungary and Romania

FAREHAM, UK, 22-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The A6 Alliance of air navigation service providers (ANSPs) across Europe who are committed to modernise the European ATM system – has widened its cooperation to the ANSPs of Switzerland, Hungary and Romania and has also agreed … Read the full press release

48th World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, 23-26 January 2018: Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World

GENEVA, 20-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland will take place on 23-26 January 2018 under the theme “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World”. For more information about the programme, read the meeting … Read the full press release

CERN: new edition of the Collide International award in partnership with UK’s leading media arts centre Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT)

GENEVA/LIVERPOOL, 19-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (18 Dec 2017), Arts at CERN has announced a new edition of the Collide International award, in partnership with the UK’s leading media arts centre, FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology). The competition is … Read the full press release

New CERN-MEDICIS facility produces its first radioisotopes for medical research to diagnose cancers

GENEVA, 14-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (12 Dec 2017), the new CERN-MEDICIS facility has produced radioisotopes for medical research for the first time. MEDICIS (Medical Isotopes Collected from ISOLDE) aims to provide a wide range of radioisotopes, some of which can … Read the full press release

ABB launches all-new automatic transfer switch (ATS) with connectivity and monitoring functions for critical power applications

ZURICH, 07-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB launches today TruONE, an all-new automatic transfer switch (ATS) with connectivity and monitoring functions for critical power applications. TruONE is the world’s first true ATS to package all the necessary sensors and controllers into a … Read the full press release

Two articulated electric buses using ABB’s 20-second flash-charging technology went into service in Geneva

First e-buses with ABB’s world-record flash-charging technology go into commercial service ZURICH, 07-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB’s 20-second flash-charging technology was a hot topic today as two articulated electric buses, the first of their kind in the world, went into service … Read the full press release

ARC Advisory Group names ABB global market leader in SCADA systems in newly released report

New ARC report proclaims “ABB’s Grid Automation business is at the forefront of grid automation and digitalization” ZURICH, 07-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB has been named as the global market leader in SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems for the … Read the full press release

University of Zurich researchers awarded ERC Consolidator Grants

ZURICH, 05-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Two researchers from the University of Zurich have been awarded lucrative Consolidator Grants: The European Research Council has awarded funds to Prof. Daniel Moeckli, whose research focuses on the interplay between people’s sovereignty and the rule … Read the full press release

ETH researchers developed biocompatible ink for 3D printing using living bacteria

ZURICH, 04-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ETH researchers have developed a biocompatible ink for 3D printing using living bacteria. This makes it possible to produce biological materials capable of breaking down toxic substances or producing high-purity cellulose for biomedical applications. There will … Read the full press release

The eighth generation Rolls-Royce Phantom continues to earn plaudits from the world’s most prestigious and discerning critics

The Rolls-Royce Phantom has earned BBC Top Gear Magazine’s coveted ‘Luxury Car of the Year’, just weeks after its global media launch on the banks of Lake Lucerne in Vitznau, Switzerland. Rolls-Royce Phantom wins coveted award just weeks after global … Read the full press release

WEF: Tropical Forest Alliance 2020, Government of Colombia to launch a multistakeholder platform to protect over 60 million hectares of Amazon rainforest

Colombia is working with the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 to convene a multistakeholder platform of buyers, producers, international donors, NGOs and civil society organizations to protect the Amazon rainforest The platform will initially cover palm oil and is expected to … Read the full press release

GSK: NDA submission to US FDA for single-dose tafenoquine for the radical cure of Plasmodium vivax malaria

Regulatory milestone affirms GSK’s strong commitment and scientific capabilities to fighting infectious diseases  LONDON/GENEVA, 29-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — GSK and Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) today announced the submission of a new drug application (NDA) by GSK to the United States … Read the full press release