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2008-12-10 00:52:00

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, December 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Diagnoplex, a developer of molecular cancer diagnostics today announced the closing of a Series A financing raising CHF10 million ($8.3 million). The A-round was led by Novartis Venture Fund and NeoMed, with Initiative Capital Romandie acting as co-investor. The Novartis Venture Fund was also a seed investor in the company. BCCC Avocats acted as counsel to the investors and BMP Associés acted...

2008-11-04 12:00:26

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, November 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Debiopharm Group (Debiopharm), a global biopharmaceutical development specialist that focuses on serious medical conditions and particularly oncology, announced today that Debiovision Inc., its Canadian affiliate, filed its Complete Response to the approvable letter received from the United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Sanvar(R), or Debio 8609 (vapreotide acetate). The immediate release formulation of Sanvar(R), a...

2008-09-05 15:00:20

SAN DIEGO and LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Westcore Properties announced today that its European affiliate Airport Development Partners SA (ADP), has appointed Dr. Hans-Peter Kohlhammer and Jan Danielsson to its Advisory Board. Westcore allocated $100 million to create ADP in May 2008 to focus on the acquisition, operation and development of regional airports in Europe. Commenting on the board appointments, company chairman Marc Brutten said, "With decades of top-level...

2008-09-02 09:00:10

Debiopharm Group, which focuses on serious medical conditions and particularly oncology, has signed a research project agreement with Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, aimed at the identification of novel small molecules and peptides that interfere with pathways controlling cell fate specification. The project, named Debio 0826, could lead to the development of potential therapeutic compounds and to the identification of new targets to fight cancer stem cells. Following the...

2008-09-02 06:00:07

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, September 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Debiopharm Group (Debiopharm), a global independent biopharmaceutical development specialist focusing on serious medical conditions and particularly oncology, today announced the signature of a research project with the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), aimed at the identification of novel small molecules and peptides that interfere with pathways controlling cell fate specification. The project, named Debio 0826, could lead to...

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2008-08-04 13:25:00

An international Internet scam has offered thousands of fake tickets to sports fans for the Beijing Games, according to Olympic officials on Monday. Some who were affected by the scam include family members of Olympic athletes from Australia and New Zealand. Fans in the United States, Japan, Norway, China and Britain were also reportedly conned. "We cannot accept people paying money for tickets and not getting them," said Gerhard Heiberg, an International Olympic Committee executive board...

2008-08-04 06:00:00

By Jere Longman "One World, One Dream," is the official motto of the Beijing Olympics, opening Friday, but the world has become considerably more complicated since the International Olympic Committee awarded the 2008 Summer Games to China seven years ago. That was long before the Chinese crackdown on Tibet this spring, before its support for the government of Sudan became an international issue and before air pollution became so threatening that the Ethiopian world-record holder in the...

2008-07-30 18:00:26

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The International Olympic Committee agreed Tuesday to allow Iraq to participate in the Beijing games, reversing itself after Baghdad pledged to ensure the independence of its national Olympics panel. The decision followed last-minute talks between Iraqi officials and the IOC ahead of Wednesday's deadline to submit competitors' names for track and field events. The Olympics begin Aug. 8. Iraq is now expected to send two athletes to Beijing...

2008-07-30 09:00:33

By Associated Press LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- The International Olympic Committee agreed Tuesday to allow Iraq to participate in the Beijing Games, reversing itself after Baghdad pledged to ensure the independence of its national Olympics panel. The decision followed last-minute talks between Iraqi officials and the IOC ahead of today's deadline to submit competitors' names for track and field events. The Olympics begin Aug. 8. Iraq is now expected to send two athletes to Beijing to...

2008-07-24 15:00:00

Iraq's seven-member team has been barred from the Beijing Summer Games by the International Olympic Committee. The IOC announced Thursday that the Iraqi team -- two athletes who were to complete in rowing and two from track and field along with a weightlifter, an archer and judo participant -- wouldn't be allowed to take part in the Olympics, which begin Aug. 8. The IOC would like to see Iraq's athletes in Beijing, and is disappointed they have been so ill-served by their own government's...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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