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2011-08-17 00:00:00

ZURICH, August 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kuros Biosurgery AG, a biotechnology company focused on the development of novel biomaterials and bioactive-biomaterial combination products for trauma, wound and spinal indications, announced today that it has completed patient recruitment in a clinical trial investigating the safety and efficacy of KUR-023, its novel dural sealant product candidate. Kuros intends that this trial will support CE Marking of KUR023. KUR-023 is a...

2011-08-11 00:00:00

ZURICH, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- gategroup reported solid first half 2011 results in the face of continuing global economic uncertainty Revenue of CHF 1,318.7 million, up 0.1% reported, up 14.0% in constant currencies EBITDA of CHF 88.4 million, down 4.7% reported, up 9.7% in constant currencies EBITDA margin of 6.7%, down 0.3 percentage point reported, down 0.2 percentage point in constant currencies Operating profit of CHF 49.1 million, up 24.3% reported, up 44.6% in constant...

2011-07-26 14:25:00

NEW YORK, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nobel Peace Prize winner and human rights campaigner, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, is to attend to One Young World 2011. Despite announcing his international retirement from public life in October last year, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu will play a central role at the Opening Ceremony of One Young World 2011 Summit and Chair the Plenary Session on Interfaith Dialogue. The Summit will be held in Zurich this September. Archbishop Emeritus...

2011-07-19 00:00:00

ZURICH, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kuros Biosurgery AG, a biotechnology company focused on the development of novel biomaterials and bioactive-biomaterial combination products for trauma, wound and spinal indications, announced today that it has received Notice of Allowance for U.S. 11/679,807 from the U.S. Patent Office. The now allowed application acknowledges that Kuros has been first in showing that parathyroid hormone (PTH) when applied locally in a matrix to a bone...

2011-07-08 05:38:00

ARMONK, N.Y. and ZURICH, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced researchers from science and technology university ETH Zurich and CloudBroker, a high-performance cloud computing company, have partnered with IBM to use cloud computing technology to conduct cutting-edge research focused on developing new antibiotics to fight disease. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO) According to the World Health Organization, the number of antimicrobial...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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