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Merck Acquires OncoEthix

Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, announced today that it has acquired, through a subsidiary, OncoEthix, a Lausanne-based privately held biotechnology company specializing in oncology drug development. Financial terms of the acquisition include an upfront payment of up to $110 million to OncoEthix.

Categories: Exit, Partnering

Bosch and KNIME enable advanced analytics in the Internet of Things

Bosch Software Innovations, the Bosch Group’s software and systems house, and, a Swiss start-up and provider of the only open platform for data-driven innovation, today announced that they will work together to allow data mining and data analytics for Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

Categories: Partnering, Success

“Lift is about stepping out of your comfort zone and discovering new areas”

Abir Oreibi, President of Lift, talks about the character of the conference, the opportunities for start-ups and the AlpICT Venture Night which will focus on women entrepreneurs.

Categories: Support, Event

Zurich and Lausanne as the heart of Switzerland’s entrepreneurial power

Inspired by the report “The Start-up Landscape of Switzerland - First Insights from the Swiss Start-up Monitor” published at the beginning of 2014, the Start-up Monitor conducted a follow-up analysis of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Switzerland. The main focus lied on the role of the two federal institutes ETHZ (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich) and EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) as central actors and nuclei within the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Categories: Transfer

STEMMER Imaging distributes Optotune’s machine vision products

STEMMER IMAGING has signed an agreement with Optotune AG for the distribution of Optotune’s range of polymer lenses for industrial vision applications.

Categories: Expansion, Success

Rejoignez le Medtech Village au Salon EPHJ-EPMT-SMT 2015

Le prochain Salon EPHJ-EPMT-SMT se tiendra du 2 au 5 juin 2015 à Palexpo Genève. Devenu l’événement le plus important de Suisse dans les domaines de la haute précision, des microtechnologies et des medtechs, l’édition 2014 a accueilli plus de 18'500 visiteurs venus de 60 pays et bénéficié d’une couverture médiatique considérable.

Categories: Support, Event

Lift announces selected companies for AlpICT Venture Night

AlpICT Venture Night is a highlight of the Lift conference taking place in Geneva annually. The companies for the next event in February have now been selected.

Categories: Award

BioVersys is the first to achieve the seif Label

Last week saw the award of the first Impact Investment Readiness Program – seif Label to the Basel-based company BioVersys focusing on the development of a new, more efficient treatment for tuberculosis (TB).

Categories: Award

Debiopharm Investment, Ardian, Nixdorf Foundation and Bernis acquire Eco Delta solar activities

Ardian, Debiopharm Investment SA (Debiopharm) and Nixdorf Foundation today announce the acquisition of a 92.4% stake in Delta Solar and Eco Delta Operation & Maintenance, Eco Delta subsidiaries. The acquisition has been made via Aloe Invest – a company created by the four investors – dedicated to renewable energy projects.

Categories: Financing

Successful relaunch of

Cofoundme, a Joint Venture between the Young Entrepreneurs Club at HSG and the ETH Entrepreneurs Club, is an online platform striving to connect future entrepreneurs with potential co-founders. Since the relaunch a few weeks ago, user registrations have multiplied.

Categories: Support
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PB&B: Seed financing and innovation award

Categories: Award, Financing, Success, Investment

Creapole et la Ville de Porrentruy lancent

Categories: Support, CTI, Transfer

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