University of Geneva spin-off Adiposs granted CHF 100’000 to combat cancer cachexia

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

The Geneva-based biotechnology start-up Adiposs has developed a revolutionary medical imaging product capable of detecting a serious syndrome affecting cancer patients: cachexia. The company was granted a CHF 100’000 Tech Seed loan from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT). Adiposs, a biotech start-up and spin-off from the University of Geneva, has developed an innovative medical […]

Aqua4D’s « made in Valais » technology adopted in 46 countries

Tuesday, 11 August 2020
Cleantech irrigation system

The technology developed by Aqua4D enables farmers to save up to 30% of their irrigation water, and has convinced more than 46 countries to adopt the Valais-based company’s innovative solutions. For many years, Aqua4D has been developing innovative solutions supporting sustainable development by optimizing water efficiency and reducing chemical discharges in several industrial sectors. In […]

Specialist insurance broker Miller opens a new branch in Geneva

Monday, 10 August 2020

London wholesale and specialist reinsurance broker Miller Insurance Services expands its activities by opening a new branch in Geneva. Miller has announced the future opening of its new branch in Geneva, which will initially focus on offering best-in-class credit and political risks solutions to new and existing clients, including financial institutions, commodity traders, exporters and […]

New coronavirus antibody test developed by Bern scientists is three times faster

Wednesday, 5 August 2020
Sars-Cov-2 Neutralization

Using serum samples from COVID-19 patients, a test developed at the Institute of Virology and Immunology (IVI) of the University of Bern and the Swiss Federal Office for Food Safety and Animal Health determines the amount of neutralizing antibodies against SARS-CoV-2. In cooperation with colleagues from the Ruhr-University Bochum, research teams from Institute of Virology […]

Biopharmaceutical giant Lonza expands its production facilities in Visp

Tuesday, 4 August 2020
Ibex Visp Lonza

Lonza will expand its production infrastructure in the canton of Valais with the construction of a sixth production line at its Biopark in Visp, thereby creating around 100 new jobs. Lonza announced an expansion to the company’s microbial manufacturing facility in Visp in the canton of Valais. The new facility will provide mid-scale commercial manufacturing […]

Insolight raises CHF 5 million for its next-generation solar panels

Monday, 3 August 2020
Agrivoltaic PV

Vaud-based start-up Insolight has announced the completion of a Series A Round of CHF 5 million. The company intends to sell its first modules to large solar energy corporates for applications in agrivoltaics. Following a first seed financing round in January 2018, Insolight’s technology has established a world record efficiency of more than 29% for flat […]

University of Bern study provides insights into potential Sars-Cov-2 treatments

Wednesday, 29 July 2020
IVI Bern

An international team with researchers of the Institute of Virology and Immunology (IVI) of the University of Bern and the Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) showed that an endogenous protein prevents the virus from fusing with host cells. This raises hopes for new therapeutic approaches. A protein produced by the human immune […]

An international Centre of Digital Innovation to be established in Geneva

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the United Arab Emirates have signed an agreement to establish a new center for digital innovation and transformation in Geneva. Known as I-CoDI, this new center to be based in Geneva will help ITU Members, Sector Members and other key stakeholders to integrate […]

Bern ranks as the world’s “least stressful” capital city

German mortgage-broker Baufi24 has analyzed 33 world capitals based on four categories (city life, environment, finance and health), ranking them from most to least stressful. What makes a city stressful? Air pollution, hours of sunshine, unemployment rates, population density? These factors and more can either increase or ease the burden of everyday urban life. A […]

Making virtual objects feel real

Friday, 24 July 2020

The sense of touch is underexploited in today’s virtual reality systems. EPFL researchers have created soft actuators that simulate the feeling of touching a virtual object. For virtual reality (VR) to be truly immersive, the sense of touch must be stimulated. Scientists from the School of Engineering’s Soft Transducers Laboratory at EPFL Neuchâtel have developed […]