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Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 16.10.2018
Novartis 5-year data in psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis reinforces Cosentyx leadership in spondyloarthritis
Data from the MEASURE 1 and FUTURE 1 studies show rapid and long-lasting sustained improvement in the signs and symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) ,   In rheumatolo

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 10.10.2018
Novartis announces new data from the first direct head-to-head trial to demonstrate superior efficacy of Gilenya over Copaxone in patients with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis
Topline findings from ASSESS show adult relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) patients taking Gilenya (fingolimod) 0.5mg experienced significantly fewer relapses than patients on Copaxone (glatiramer acetate) 20mg   Gilenya 0.5mg is the first and only disease modifying therapy to show superiority in reducing relapses vs Copaxone in a controlled, head-to-head trial   Treatment discontinuations were overall more common in the

Medicine / Pharmacology - 09.10.2018
Novartis analysis shows crizanlizumab (SEG101) increased the number of patients free of sickle cell pain crises vs placebo during SUSTAIN study
Novartis analysis shows crizanlizumab (SEG101) increased the number of patients free of sickle cell pain crises vs placebo during SUSTAIN study Data published in the American Journal of Hematology show more than twice as many patients taking crizanlizumab did not experience a disease-related pain crisis (also called vaso-occlusive crisis, or VOC) vs placebo   VOCs are the most common, painful complication of sickle cell disease and the main reas

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 08.10.2018
Novartis announces FDA and EMA filing acceptance of siponimod, the first and only drug shown to meaningfully delay disability progression in typical SPMS patients
There is a critical need for safe and effective treatments for secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS) - a highly debilitating form of MS characterized by gradual, irreversible worsening of d

Medicine / Pharmacology - Innovation / Technology - 04.10.2018
Sandoz Healthcare Access Challenge (HACk) returns, seeking digital solutions to local healthcare access challenges
Despite major advances in modern medicine, universal access to healthcare remains the largest unmet medical need Building on the inaugural Sandoz HACk, this year's competition expands to seek broader

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 03.10.2018
Roche announces new data for risdiplam in Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) at the World Muscle Society Congress
Roche announces new data for risdiplam in Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) at the World Muscle Society Congress Preliminary findings from Part 1 of the FIREFISH study show that infants with Type 1 SMA are meeting developmental milestones including sitting without support Preliminary data from Part 1 of the SUNFISH study show improvements in motor function in people with Type 2/3 SMA No drug-related safety findings leading to withdrawal in risdiplam

Medicine / Pharmacology - 03.10.2018
Novartis licenses three novel anti-infective programs to Boston Pharmaceuticals
Clinical and pre-clinical stage programs focused on addressing growing need for new treatments against drug resistant Gram-negative bacteria   Agreement is part of Novartis strategy to partner with l

Medicine / Pharmacology - 27.09.2018
French Recommendations for Sugar Intake in Adults: A Novel Approach Chosen by ANSES
Tappy L., Morio B., Azzout-Marniche D., Champ M., Gerber M., Houdart S., Mas E., Rizkalla S., Slama G., Mariotti F., Margaritis I..

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 24.09.2018
Roche’s investigational medicine entrectinib showed a durable response of more than two years in people with a specific type of lung cancer
Entrectinib reduced tumours in people with ROS1-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), including those whose disease had spread to the central nervous system (CNS) Data will be submitted to glo

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 19.09.2018
University of Basel and ETH Zurich combine cutting-edge research for children and adolescents worldwide
University of Basel and ETH Zurich combine cutting-edge research for children and adolescents worldwide
Today, the University of Basel and ETH Zurich co-founded the Botnar Research Centre for Child Health (BRCCH) in Basel.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 18.09.2018
University of Basel and ETH Zurich Combine Cutting-Edge Research for Children and Adolescents Worldwide
Today, the University of Basel and ETH Zurich co-founded the Botnar Research Centre for Child Health (BRCCH) in Basel.

Medicine / Pharmacology - 13.09.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 13.09.2018
Novartis announces NEJM publication of landmark PARADIGMS study demonstrating significant benefit of Gilenya in children and adolescents with MS
Treatment with Gilenya (fingolimod) substantially reduced the debilitating impact of MS, with significant decreases in key measures of disease activity vs.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 13.09.2018
Novartis real-world evidence confirms efficacy and safety benefits of Cosentyx in daily life for psoriasis patients
Real-world evidence confirms Cosentyx efficacy and safety consistent with previously reported clinical studies - Novartis presents a large program of real-world evidence at the 27 th European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) Congress, adding to the robust body of clinical data supporting the use of Cosentyx in moderate-to-severe psoriasis - Cosentyx 5-year data in psoriasis from a Phase III study were presented in 2017 , proving lon

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 12.09.2018
Novartis survey shows psoriasis patients want treatment effect beyond clear skin
New patient preference survey confirms that patients value clear skin the most, but expect additional benefits from their treatment, such as proven long-term efficacy and safety data and no injection site reactions A separate ranking incorporating additional characteristics showed that effectiveness in treating multiple manifestations of psoriatic disease was also important The number of injections per dose and injection frequency were least imp

Medicine / Pharmacology - 10.09.2018
How medicine literally gets under your skin
How medicine literally gets under your skin
If drugs are to enter the body painlessly and efficiently, they can be administered via skin patches.

Life Sciences - Medicine / Pharmacology - 07.09.2018
Using biosensors to deliver personalized doses of antibiotics
A team of eight EPFL students won the technical prize in the SensUs international competition, designing a portable biosensor that can measure the amount of vancomycin in a patient's blood stream, enabling doctors to better control the dosage and reduce harmful side effects.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 06.09.2018
A new home for ETH's Department in Basel
A new home for ETH’s Department in Basel
Today ETH Zurich celebrated the laying of the foundation stone for its new building on the Schällemätteli campus in Basel.

Medicine / Pharmacology - 06.09.2018
Roche to present new data from its extensive lung cancer programme at the 2018 World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC)
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Medicine / Pharmacology - Innovation / Technology - 29.08.2018
IBM Forscher imitieren die Funktionalität von Neuronen in Phase-Change-Technologie
IBM Forscher imitieren die Funktionalität von Neuronen in Phase-Change-Technologie
Milan, Italy, 15 November 2016-The Humanitas University and Humanitas Research Hospital announce today that they have signed a collaboration project with IBM to experiment with Watson to help teach and pursue research in the medical sector.

Innovation / Technology - Medicine / Pharmacology - 29.08.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - 29.08.2018
50 years of Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research
50 years of Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research
The Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research (PNGIMR), a long-standing partner of Swiss TPH, celebrates its 50th anniversary. Swiss TPH will take part in the anniversary colloquium from 28 to 31 August to highlight the fruitful collaboration between the two institutes and to further strengthen efforts towards malaria elimination.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Administration - 29.08.2018
Alcon announces voluntary global market withdrawal of CyPass Micro-Stent for surgical glaucoma
Decision based on five-year data from COMPASS-XT long-term safety study Alcon advises ophthalmic surgeons to cease further implantation Basel, August 29, 2018 - Reflecting its uncompromising commitme

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 29.08.2018
European Commission approves Novartis combination therapy Tafinlar + Mekinist for adjuvant treatment of BRAF V600 mutation-positive melanoma
Approval based on COMBI-AD study demonstrating greater than 50% reduction in risk of disease recurrence or death in stage III melanoma patients    More than 50% of stage III melanoma patients are lik

Environment - Medicine / Pharmacology - 27.08.2018
How the cholera bacterium survives water predators
How the cholera bacterium survives water predators
EPFL scientists have deciphered mechanisms that help the cholera bacterium to survive grazing predators in aquatic environments. The cholera-causing bacterium, Vibrio cholerae , is commonly found in aquatic environments, such as oceans, ponds, and rivers. There, the bacterium has evolved formidable skills to ensure its survival, growth, and occasional transmission to humans, especially in endemic areas of the globe.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 27.08.2018
Novartis receives European Commission approval of its CAR-T cell therapy, Kymriah (tisagenlecleucel)
The EC approval is based on the first global CAR-T registration trials, which included patients from eight European countries and demonstrated durable responses and a consistent safety profile in r/r

Careers / Employment - Medicine / Pharmacology - 22.08.2018
Fostering Research Productivity in Côte d'Ivoire
Fostering Research Productivity in Côte d’Ivoire
Since 2000, the research productivity in Côte d'Ivoire has grown steadily above the regional and global rate, despite recurring economic pressures and socio-political unrest.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 20.08.2018
China National Drug Administration grants rapid approval of Roche’s Alecensa (alectinib) as a treatment for ALK-positive lung cancer
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Business / Economics - Medicine / Pharmacology - 14.08.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - 10.08.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 03.08.2018
PRIME designation granted by European Medicines Agency for RG6042 for treatment of Huntington’s disease
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Medicine / Pharmacology - 31.07.2018
Roche Purchases Shares in Tender Offer for FMI
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Medicine / Pharmacology - Careers / Employment - 30.07.2018
Novartis marks a new era for migraine patients with the EU approval of Aimovig , a first-of-its-kind treatment specifically designed for migraine prevention
Novartis marks a new era for migraine patients with the EU approval of Aimovig , a first-of-its-kind treatment specifically designed for migraine prevention Patients on Aimovig (erenumab) in clinical

Medicine / Pharmacology - 27.07.2018
Knowledge brokers connect research, policy and practice
Knowledge brokers connect research, policy and practice
Knowledge brokering is a technical term used to describe activities to facilitate mutual learning between researchers, practitioners and policy makers.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Administration - 27.07.2018
Novartis combination Tafinlar + Mekinist receives positive CHMP opinion for adjuvant treatment of BRAF V600 mutation-positive melanoma
Phase III trial showed a 53% reduction in risk of recurrence or death with the combination of a BRAF and MEK inhibitor as adjuvant therapy versus placebo   Relapse-free survival benefit with Tafinlar

Medicine / Pharmacology - 25.07.2018
Cross-Cultural Exchange on Health System Performance
Cross-Cultural Exchange on Health System Performance
A workshop was held on 16 to 20 July in Basel, Switzerland, bringing together over 60 Swiss TPH employees including 37 from 14 countries in West and Central Africa and the Middle East.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 23.07.2018
Novartis renews drug donation of Egaten (triclabendazole) until 2022, reaffirming its commitment to the fight against liver fluke
Novartis extends agreement with the WHO for the donation of Egaten for the treatment of liver fluke, a neglected tropical disease, also known as fascioliasis, that infects more than 2.4 millio

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 20.07.2018
Roche to present new data demonstrating the breadth and depth of its Alzheimer’s programme at the upcoming Alzheimer’s Association International Conference
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