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Pharmacology - Health - 13.12.2019
Novartis receives positive CHMP opinion for Beovu (brolucizumab) for the treatment of wet AMD
Patients & Caregivers Healthcare Professionals Society & ESG In two head-to-head clinical trials, patients on Beovu achieved vision gains that were non-inferior to aflibercept at year one 1  

Pharmacology - Health - 13.12.2019
Roche announces positive Phase III study results for Tecentriq plus Cotellic and Zelboraf in people with previously untreated BRAF V600 mutation-positive advanced melanoma
Roche today announced the Phase III IMspire150 study, in people with previously untreated BRAF V600 mutation-positive advanced melanoma, met its primary endpoint of progression-free survival (PFS).

Pharmacology - Health - 12.12.2019
Roche’s fixed-dose subcutaneous combination of Perjeta and Herceptin comparable to intravenous formulations in people with HER2-positive breast cancer
Fixed-dose combination administered under the skin in just minutes, compared to hours with intravenous administration, significantly reducing time spent receiving treatment Phase III FeDeriCa study s

Pharmacology - Health - 11.12.2019
APHINITY six-year results strengthen evidence of clinical benefit with Roche’s Perjeta-based regimen
Greatest improvement in invasive disease-free survival (iDFS) remains in patients at high risk of recurrence, such as those with lymph node-positive disease with a 28% reduction in the risk of recurr

Health - Pharmacology - 11.12.2019
Novartis Kisqali data show superior overall survival compared to fulvestrant and consistent efficacy across advanced breast cancer patient subgroups in MONALEESA-3
Patients & Caregivers Healthcare Professionals Society & ESG MONALEESA-3 paper published today in The New England Journal of Medicine shows statistically significant overall survival results

Health - Life Sciences - 10.12.2019

Health - Pharmacology - 10.12.2019
Roche receives CE Mark for its Accu-Chek SugarView app
Accu-Chek SugarView is the first app that determines blood glucose ranges by taking photos with the smartphone camera without the need of a blood glucose meter.

Pharmacology - Health - 09.12.2019
Novartis Kymriah demonstrates consistent efficacy and safety outcomes in US patients when used in real-world setting
Patients & Caregivers Healthcare Professionals Society & ESG Efficacy in DLBCL confirmed results seen in the pivotal trial despite treatment of a broader population, including older and more

Health - Pharmacology - 09.12.2019
Novartis global survey uncovers profound and often under-reported effects on sickle cell disease patients
Patients & Caregivers Healthcare Professionals Society & ESG Findings from more than 2,000 respondents in 16 countries underscore the debilitating and under-reported effects of sickle cell di

Pharmacology - Health - 08.12.2019
New data demonstrate the continued clinical benefit of fixed-duration, chemotherapy-free Venclexta/Venclyxto-based treatments in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
In an updated analysis of the CLL14 study, Venclexta/Venclyxto plus Gazyva/Gazyvaro achieved remissions that were sustained over time in people with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

Health - Innovation - 06.12.2019
Rethinking healthcare systems
Rethinking healthcare systems
ETH Zurich is planning to step up its research activities in Singapore. It aims to extend its current Future Resilient Systems programme by five years and to launch a new programme, Future Health Technologies, in the coming year. On Thursday, 5 December, ETH Zurich announced its future endeavours involving Singapore.

Pharmacology - Health - 06.12.2019
Novartis Phase III data on new inhaled dual combination QMF149 show significant improvement across key asthma outcomes versus monotherapy
Patients & Caregivers Healthcare Professionals Society & ESG Once-daily QMF149 met primary endpoint of lung function improvement and key secondary endpoint of asthma control improvement versu

Pharmacology - Health - 04.12.2019
FDA approves Roche’s Tecentriq plus chemotherapy (Abraxane and carboplatin) for the initial treatment of metastatic non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer
Approval based on the Phase III IMpower130 study showing the Tecentriq plus chemotherapy combination demonstrated a significant overall survival and progression-free survival benefit Roche today anno

Environment - Health - 03.12.2019
"Climate Change is Becoming One of the Biggest Global Health Threats"
Climate change not only affects the environment, but also has significant consequences on global health.

Pharmacology - Health - 02.12.2019
Novartis breadth of data at 2019 ASH demonstrates commitment to reimagining medicine in hematology through innovative therapeutic platforms
Patients & Caregivers Healthcare Professionals Society & ESG With more than 140 abstracts, Novartis continues its leadership in hematology innovation   Data for MBG453, an innovative anti-TIM

Health - Pharmacology - 02.12.2019

Health - Pharmacology - 02.12.2019
Improving Tuberculosis Screening in Remote Areas
Improving Tuberculosis Screening in Remote Areas
Every year, 1.5 million people die from tuberculosis (TB) worldwide. Diagnosis and treatment is particularly difficult in remote rural areas.

Pharmacology - Health - 02.12.2019
Positive phase III results for Roche’s satralizumab in neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder published in the New England Journal of Medicine
Satralizumab demonstrated robust efficacy, sustained for 144 weeks, in significantly reducing the risk of relapse in combination with baseline immunosuppressant therapy Satralizumab targets the interleukin-6 (IL-6) receptor, a potential key driver of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) NMOSD is a rare, debilitating autoimmune disease of the central nervous system that can cause visual impairment, motor disability and even death Roche

Pharmacology - Health - 25.11.2019
FDA grants priority review to Roche’s risdiplam for spinal muscular atrophy
Filing submission includes 12-month data from pivotal FIREFISH and SUNFISH trials in a broad population of people living with Types 1, 2 or 3 SMA Roche today announced that the U.S. Foo

Health - Pharmacology - 22.11.2019
Roche presents pivotal data demonstrating Tecentriq in combination with Avastin improves overall survival in people with the most common form of liver cancer
First Phase III cancer immunotherapy study to show an improvement in overall survival and progression-free survival in people with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma compared with sorafenib Result

Pharmacology - Health - 18.11.2019
Roche to present new and updated data for seven approved and investigational medicines across multiple types of breast cancer at the 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
Study results reflect advancements in HER2-positive, triple-negative, and hormone receptor-positive breast cancer Follow-up data from pivotal phase III APHINITY study evaluating Perjeta plus Hercepti

Pharmacology - Health - 17.11.2019
Novartis PARAGON-HF analyses suggest Entresto benefit beyond HFrEF
Patients & Caregivers Healthcare Professionals Society & ESG Entresto (sacubitril/valsartan) demonstrated greatest benefit in HFpEF patients with ejection fractions adjacent to HFrEF, compare

Pharmacology - Health - 15.11.2019
New Novartis medicine Adakveo (crizanlizumab) approved by FDA to reduce frequency of pain crises in individuals living with sickle cell disease
Patients & Caregivers Healthcare Professionals Society & ESG Sickle cell pain crises are unpredictable, severe events associated with life-threatening complications 1   Adakveo reduced the an

Pharmacology - Health - 15.11.2019
Novartis receives positive CHMP opinion for Mayzent (siponimod) for the treatment of adult patients with active secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS)
Patients & Caregivers Healthcare Professionals Society & ESG If approved, Mayzent (siponimod) will be the first and only oral treatment specifically indicated for patients with active seconda

Pharmacology - Health - 15.11.2019
CHMP recommends conditional EU approval of Roche’s Polivy for people with previously treated aggressive lymphoma
First-in-class antibody-drug conjugate that specifically targets CD79b, a protein expressed in the majority of B-cells Targeted off-the-shelf treatment represents potential new option for people with

Pharmacology - Health - 15.11.2019
CHMP recommends EU approval of Roche’s Kadcyla for the adjuvant treatment of people with HER2-positive early breast cancer with residual invasive disease after neoadjuvant treatment
Kadcyla cut the risk of disease recurrence or death by half compared to Herceptin in the adjuvant setting for specific patients with HER2-positive early breast cancer At three years, 88.3% of

Health - Life Sciences - 13.11.2019
Award for project on Heart Transplantation
Award for project on Heart Transplantation
This year's Johanna Dürmüller-Bol DBMR Research Award of the Department for BioMedical Research (DBMR) of the University of Bern goes to Maria-Nieves Sanz.

Pharmacology - Health - 12.11.2019
New Novartis PREVENT data show Cosentyx delivers early relief in axial spondyloarthritis
Patients & Caregivers Healthcare Professionals Society & ESG 42.2% of patients with non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) treated with Cosentyx had improved ASAS40 scores

Health - Pharmacology - 12.11.2019
Sandoz presents real-world data showing effectiveness of Erelzi (etanercept-szzs) in rheumatic disease treatment
Patients & Caregivers Healthcare Professionals Society & ESG Interim results from COMPACT, a multi-country, real-world study of Erelzi for approved rheumatic diseases presented at 2019 ACR/AR

Pharmacology - Health - 11.11.2019
Roche’s Gazyva (obinutuzumab), in combination with standard of care, more than doubles the percentage of lupus nephritis patients achieving complete renal response, compared to standard of care alone
NOBILITY phase II study showed 40% of patients treated with Gazyva plus standard of care achieved complete renal response at Week 76, compared to 18% of patients treated with placebo plus standard of

Innovation - Health - 06.11.2019
ETH plans competence centre for holistic rehabilitation
ETH plans competence centre for holistic rehabilitation
ETH researchers are planning to partner with clinics, foundations, public authorities and other institutions through a broad-based initiative aimed at improving the quality of life and participation of people with physical disabilities.

Life Sciences - Health - 05.11.2019
EPFL bioengineering team wins global iGEM competition
EPFL bioengineering team wins global iGEM competition
EPFL's student bioengineering team has won the Grand Prize of the 2019 International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition, as well as the Best Environment Project.

Pharmacology - Health - 01.11.2019
Novartis Cosentyx shows encouraging results versus Humira * from first-of-its-kind head-to-head trial in psoriatic arthritis
Cosentyx narrowly missed statistical significance for superiority in ACR 20, the primary endpoint of the EXCEED trial, while showing numerically higher results versus Humira *   Statistically signifi

Pharmacology - Health - 30.10.2019
Roche’s marketing applications for satralizumab in neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder accepted for review by EMA and FDA
Satralizumab represents a potential new approach to treating neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), a rare, debilitating disease often misdiagnosed as multiple sclerosis European Medicines A

Health - Life Sciences - 28.10.2019
The Center for Biomedical Imaging marks its 15th anniversary
The Center for Biomedical Imaging marks its 15th anniversary
For the past decade and a half, the Center for Biomedical Imaging (CIBM) has been bringing researchers and clinicians together to develop cutting-edge technologies. This anniversary is an opportunity to reflect on the Center's past successes and ponder the challenges that lie ahead in the field of medical imaging.

Materials Science - Health - 24.10.2019
Closer to the patient
Closer to the patient
The first national competence centre for translational medicine and entrepreneurship has opened in Bern. As a hub for research and innovation, "sitem-insel" is home to several start-ups, companies and scientists. These include an Empa research team whose projects aim to bring medical innovations from the laboratory directly to patients more quickly.
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