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InSphero’s micro livers to help Pfizer to predict drug-induced liver injury

 

InSphero has entered into an agreement with Pfizer Inc., one of the world’s premier biopharmaceutical companies, to develop a novel predictive toxicology assay using InSphero 3D InSight Human Liver Microtissues.

 

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How start-ups and companies work together successfully

 

Collaborations with start-ups are now seen as a good thing for large companies, but various conditions must be met if they are to lead to tangible results. Swisscom, Nestlé and Deutsche Telekom are examples of this.

 

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Industry experts launched digital marketplace for air, ocean and road transport

 

Cargonow, a Zurich based startup, is offering a B2B marketplace for freight forwarding. The platform allows for faster processing of fright inquiries for air, ocean and road transport. More than 100 inquiries have been submitted on the platform.

 

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BlackBerry thrilled to partner with EQUIIS

 

BlackBerry has signed its first BlackBerry Secure licensing deal. The first product from this partnership will be an all-touch smartphone, which will use BlackBerry’s suite of device software security technologies and secure enterprise collaboration technology from EQUIIS. 

 

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Summercamps für Unternehmer und digitale Spezialisten von Morgen

 

Digitalswitzerland lanciert seine neuste Initiative «nextgeneration». In den Sommerferien 2017 können Kinder und Jugendliche im Alter von 5 bis 19 Jahren in Summercamps, verteilt in der ganzen Schweiz, in die Faszination der digitalen Welt und des Unternehmertums eintauchen. 

 

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Switzerland’s biggest coworking space got off to a good start

 

A few weeks ago, Gotham, a coworking space with 2,400sqm has opened in the heart of the city of Lausanne. It gained 60% of occupancy rate without marketing.

 

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Parquery announces first close of seed financing

 

Parquery, an ETH Zurich spinoff, announces the first close of its seed financing round. The new shareholders are experienced industrial angel investors and a strategic investor.

 

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Instrumente ohne Tropenholz

 

Swiss Wood Solutions, ein Spin-off von Empa und ETH Zürich, hat eine Alternative zu Tropenhölzern für den Instrumentenbau entwickelt. Ihr Produkt, «Swiss Ebony», besteht aus modifiziertem Schweizer Bergahorn, das die Eigenschaften von Ebenholz bietet Nach erfolgreichen Tests geht es für das Startup Richtung Markteintritt.

 

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Xeltis wins Gold Edison Award in medical technology

 

Xeltis’ RestoreX technology platform won Gold in Edison Awards for the category Testing & Treatment Options, in New York City. Xeltis developed bioabsorbable medical devices to enables the body to restore itself after the implantation.

 

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Nanolive co-founder is European CTO of the year

 

Sebastien Equis, CTO of Nanolive, has been awarded with the title European Chief Technology Officer of the Year 2017 in the category SMEs. The awards ceremony took place during the CTO Forum 2017 at Empa Academy, Zurich, Switzerland on 26 October. 

 

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