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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...

2011-07-04 05:20:00

ZURICH, July 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Three talented students began their global internships today with EF Education First, the world's largest private education company. Having been selected from more than 19,000 candidates, these interns have been assigned duties that will take them around the globe as part of the EF Global Intern program. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click:...

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2011-07-01 06:00:00

IBM has made a phase-change memory (PCM) breakthrough that may lead to the development of solid-state chips (SSD) that will match and surpass NAND flash technology data storage by 100 times the performance and with a greater lifespan, reports Computerworld. PCM chips created by IBM are able to store two bits of data per cell, and all this without data corruption problems, says IBM. NAND flash memory, which is currently used in SSD drives, has write rates as high as 2Gbit/sec, says...

2011-06-30 15:36:00

ZURICH, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, scientists at IBM Research (NYSE: IBM) have demonstrated that a relatively new memory technology, known as phase-change memory (PCM), can reliably store multiple data bits per cell over extended periods of time. This significant improvement advances the development of low-cost, faster and more durable memory applications for consumer devices, including mobile phones and cloud storage, as well as high-performance applications, such...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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