Month: August 2017

Novartis: ACZ885 led to 15% reduction in the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) compared to placebo

Study showed a significant 15% reduction of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) in people with a prior heart attack and inflammatory atherosclerosis who were treated with 150mg of ACZ885, in addition to standard of care including lipid-lowering therapy Effect driven by 24% relative reduction in risk of heart attack; a non-significant 10% reduction

Novartis: ACZ885 reduced the rate of lung cancer incidence and mortality among study participants

Review of blinded, pre-planned oncology safety analyses revealed a 77% reduction in lung cancer mortality and 67% reduction in lung cancer cases in patients treated with 300mg of ACZ885 CANTOS is the first Phase III clinical trial to support a long-established hypothesis from pre-clinical models that inhibition of IL-1ß impacts cancer incidence and mortality  CANTOS

The sixth generation Volkswagen Polo has arrived: Pre-sales of the best-seller have already started in the first European countries

Polo Highline (WOB-NP 100) and Polo beats (WOB-NP 300) HAMBURG, 28-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The new Polo – key facts and figures Sixth generation Polo to continue success story: With more than 14 million units sold worldwide to date (including derivatives nearly 16.5 million units), the Polo is one of the most successful vehicles

New partners to join venture to launch a new cross-industry registration, identification and data platform — verimi

Bundesdruckerei, Deutsche Lufthansa and Deutsche Telekom all set to join the venture Market launch of basic version digital “master key” (Single-Sign-On) planned for turn of the year 2017/2018 Users themselves decide how much data may be used Frankfurt am Main, 28-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The cross-industry registration, identification and data platform partnered by

Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München officially put offshore wind farm Sandbank into operation

STOCKHOLM, 28-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The offshore wind farm Sandbank with an installed capacity of 288 megawatt (MW) is now officially inaugurated. It is the latest cooperation between Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München (SWM) and the 72 wind energy plants will provide 400,000 German households with renewable energy. Yesterday, July 23, 2017, Vattenfall and Stadtwerke

Novartis announces the appointment of Bertrand Bodson to the new role of Chief Digital Officer

New leader to drive the digital transformation Novartis has embarked upon BASEL, 28-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Novartis announced today that Bertrand Bodson, Chief Digital and Marketing Officer for Sainsbury’s Argos, has been appointed to the new role of Chief Digital Officer, reporting to Joseph Jimenez, CEO of Novartis. He will join Novartis on January

University of Aberdeen graduates shortlisted in the Converge Challenge entrepreneur competition

University of Aberdeen boasts three graduates in latest entrepreneur competition – The Converge Challenge ABERDEEN, 28-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Three University of Aberdeen graduates have been named in the 2017 shortlist of academic entrepreneurs for Scotland’s leading company creation competition – the Converge Challenge. The University is represented in all three categories of this