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Sensars and ETH Zurich announce successful test of bionic prosthesis

 

Two volunteers are the first above-knee amputees in the world to feel their prosthetic foot and knee in real time. Their bionic prosthesis, which was developed by an international team of researchers, features sensors that connect to residual nerves in the thigh. The resulting neurofeedback greatly reduces physical and mental strain for users of the...

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Fair Voyage launches platform to compare, customise and book sustainable trips

 

Fair Voyage, a Zürich-based start-up, is launching its booking platform. It allows travellers to compare, customise and book verified sustainable multi-day trips directly online. All local partners are third-party verified sustainable tour companies, who work consistent with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

 

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MSCI acquires Carbon Delta

 

Founded in 2015, Carbon Delta is a global leader for climate change scenario analysis. MSCI Barra (Suisse) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Zurich-based environmental fintech and data analytics firm. MSCI is a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community, including indexes and...

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Start of clinical trials for LimmaTech’s Shigella vaccine

 

LimmaTech Biologics announced the start of a Phase I/II clinical trial in Kenya of a 4-valent candidate vaccine to help prevent diarrheal disease caused by the Shigella bacteria in children and infants in low and middle-income regions. This study is conducted in collaboration with GSK and the Wellcome Trust. 

 

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Haelixa Extends Seed Financing Round

 

Haelixa closed a financing round with its existing shareholder Zürcher Kantonalbank (ZKB) and investiere as new investor. The capital will be used to expand the company’s sales, marketing and development.

 

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Climeworks acquires assets of Dutch DAC company

 

Climeworks and Antecy both have develop technologies for capturing CO2 from ambient air. Antecy’s relevant assets have been acquired by Climeworks and the business activities of both Antecy and Climeworks will be conducted through Climeworks AG, Switzerland.

 

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Deutscher Preis für Schweizer KI-Startup

 

 

Am Kongress planung&analyse Insights 2019 in Frankfurt haben Führungskräften aus der deutschen Marktforschung einen Newcomer-Preis verleihen. Er ging an die Zürcher Caplena.

 

 

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Xeltis’ closes €10.5 million Series D financing

 

Xeltis closed a €10.5 million Series D financing round to support its vascular and valve trial programs this week. The funding was provided by existing institutional and private investors, including all venture capital funds (VCs) already financing the company.

 

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Flyability crowned at the Swiss Top 100 Startup Award

 

More than 700 international investors, startups, corporates and startup experts celebrated Switzerland’s top-ranked startups yesterday at the TOP 100 Swiss Startup Award ceremony in Zurich. The Top 3 are Flyability, Lunaphore and Ava.

 

 

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Startups nutzen Digitaltag

 

Im Rahmen des dritten Schweizer Digitaltags, der gestern unter Federführung von digitalswitzerland in der ganzen Schweiz stattfand, haben über 270’000 Personen landesweit vor Ort, Hunderttausende zudem auf dem Livestream bei Youtube und allen anderen digitalen Kanälen die Digitalisierung hautnah erlebt. An mehreren Orten zeigten auch Startups Innovationen....

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