The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has selected Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, as one of eight companies in the large business category to participate in a five-year technology and telecommunications Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quality (IDIQ) contract designed to upgrade the department’s information technology (IT)
RWE Dea UK announced today that the field development plan for its operated Breagh gas field has received the unconditional approval of the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) of the UK Government.
RWE and Deutsche Bahn signed a long-term supply contract today for electricity from hydropower. Over 15 years, RWE will supply Deutsche Bahn with electricity generated by RWE Innogy's hydroelectric power plants in Germany. RWE Innogy is the RWE subsidiary for
Utrecht (NL) / Ludwigshafen (D), July 25, 2011 – The Dutch foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM) and BASF start another joint research programme on magnetocaloric materials. This new class of materials may help to make today's cooling systems more efficient and more silent.
Ludwigshafen , Germany – July 20, 2011 – BASF will significantly expand its presence in the Middle East region by building a state-of-the-art plant for customer specific antioxidant blends (CSB) in Bahrain. CSBs are key additives for the production of polymers for the plastics industry, especially for the Middle East region. Construction of the new facility will start in September 2011.
BASF is launching the high-performance product hydroxypropyl carbamate acrylate (HPCA), a crosslinking acrylate monomer. The new specialty monomer shortens the processing time for the manufacture of carbamate based polymers.
Cambrex Corporation (NYSE: CBM, “Cambrex”) and Tillotts Pharma AG (“Tillotts”) are pleased to announce they have entered into a Development and Commercialization Agreement for a proprietary mesalamine-based (5-ASA) technology for use in the treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
An English judge has dealt a blow to AstraZeneca by overruling the patent rights of MedImmune, its subsidiary, to a screening technique used in drugs including Roche’s blockbuster eye treatment drug ranibizumab.
Novartis announced today that it has received regulatory approval in Japan for Onbrez® Inhalation Capsules (indacaterol) 150 mcg once-daily for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Novartis announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved once-daily Arcapta(TM) Neohaler(TM) (indacaterol inhalation powder) 75 mcg for the long-term maintenance bronchodilator treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema.
Effective today, June 20, 2011, or as contracts allow, BASF will increase prices in Europe, Africa and Western Asia for polymer dispersions as well as additives by 85 Euro per metric ton and acrylic resins and redispersible powders by 140 Euro per metric ton.
Jaguar Land Rover yesterday (26th June 2011) officially opened its new dealership in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. The opening of this dealership is part of Jaguar Land Rover's continued expansion in the Indian market.
The Supreme Court today provided interim protection to the rights of Tata Motors till disposal of the main matters pending before the Calcutta High Court on the land earmarked for the Tata Motors' integrated project at Singur.
Tata Motors vehicles take top spot in the Manufacturer Class at the Dakshin Dare 2011 Rally, one of the most prestigious rallies in India. This is the second victory for team Full Throttle after the Desert Storm Rally 2011.
Tata Motors today launched the Tata Nano in Nepal. The car will be on sale across Nepal through the company's distributor, Sipradi Trading Pvt. Ltd., at 14 Sipradi owned & Sipradi authorised dealer showrooms.
Tata Motors had today reiterated in the Calcutta High Court, its appeal made on June 24 to the Advocate General of West Bengal, that the government should not proceed with any action on the Singur plot in view of the ongoing hearing on the company's petition on The Singur Land Rehabilitation & Development Act 2011.
Abbott announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an infant-specific dose of CREON (pancrelipase) Delayed-Release Capsules to treat exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) due to cystic fibrosis (CF).
Tata Motors has learnt of the Bill, tabled by the West Bengal Government in the State Assembly today, on the plot leased by the West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation (WBIDC) to Tata Motors and its vendors.
Together with its partner MobileIron, Swisscom offers an enhanced solution for centralised management of company smartphones. A remote management system now enables direct access to the devices. This provides extra security as the devices are thereby protected from misuse, are locked in the event of loss and the data can be deleted.
The European Commission has granted Novartis a new indication for Lucentis® (ranibizumab) to treat patients with visual impairment due to macular edema secondary to retinal vein occlusion (branch RVO and central RVO), a sudden-onset disease where patients have difficulties with daily activities such as reading, cooking and driving.
Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:INFI) announced encouraging results from the Phase 1b portion of an ongoing Phase 1b/2 clinical trial of IPI-926 in combination with the chemotherapy gemcitabine (also known as Gemzar) in patients with previously untreated, metastatic pancreatic cancer.
Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced results of EURTAC, the first Phase III study with Tarceva (erlotinib) in Western patients with a genetically distinct type of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
Tata Motors' total sales (including exports) of Tata commercial and passenger vehicles in May 2011 were 62,296 vehicles, a growth of 10% over 56,775 vehicles sold in May 2010. The company's domestic sales of Tata commercial and passenger vehicles for May 2011 were 56,762 nos., an 8% growth over 52,799 nos. sold in May last year.
Cost synergies of more than 1.5 billion euros expected for 2011, 2.4 billion euros p.a. after 2013. Customers will benefit from expanded product range and broader nationwide presence. Martin Blessing: "We have reached the finishing line in record time"
The acclaimed designer Werner Aisslinger and BASF will be showcasing the world’s first monobloc chair made of natural fibers at the Material Vision 2011, the trade exhibition on materials for product development, design and architecture.
With immediate effect or as contracts allow, BASF is increasing the sales prices for carbonyl chloride derivatives (CCDs) in Europe by 10 to 20 per cent depending on the specific product. The price increase is necessary due to the increased production costs.
RWE will be cooperating in the area of research and development with the Russian Kurchatov Institute and Skolkovo Foundation. The three partners confirmed the arrangement in Berlin today by signing a declaration of intent to collaborate with one another on innovative, pro-climate energy generation and utilisation.
Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:LIFE) is proud to announce that over 3,800 of its employees worldwide are scheduled to donate a half day of their time to projects that benefit their communities as part of the company's eighth annual Global Volunteer Day.
Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) announced that it has given notice of its intention to redeem all of the outstanding 3.25% Convertible Senior Notes due 2025 (the "2025 Convertible Notes") on June 15, 2011.
Abbott Park, Illinois (NYSE: ABT) - Abbott's HUMIRA (adalimumab) met its primary endpoint of clinical remission in a Phase III study of adult patients with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis. Results were presented at the Digestive Disease Week (DDW) scientific conference in Chicago.
Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE), announced that its 7500 Fast Dx Real-Time PCR Instrument and 3500 Dx Series Genetic Analyzer are now available platforms suitable for in vitro diagnostics (IVD) use in Japan. Both the 7500 Dx and 3500 Dx were filed as diagnostic application instruments to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government in March.
Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) and Wilmar International Limited (SGX: WIL) announced a Memorandum of Understanding between their respective subsidiaries for Wilmar to build a state-of-the-art natural alcohol plant at Huntsman's chemical site in Rozenburg (Rotterdam, The Netherlands), and to supply natural alcohols to Huntsman.
Abbott Park, Illinois (NYSE: ABT) - Abbott today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the RX ACCULINK Carotid Stent System for the treatment of patients with carotid artery disease who are at standard risk of adverse events from carotid endarterectomy (surgery).
BASF has had a powerful start to 2011. Capacity utilization rates in the company’s plants were good; in particular, demand in the chemicals business (Chemicals, Plastics, Performance Products, Functional Solutions) increased compared with the same quarter of the previous year.
Effective at the end of the Annual Meeting on May 6, 2011, Dr. Kurt Bock (right) becomes the new Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE. He succeeds Dr. Juergen Hambrecht, who has been Chairman since 2003 and is now retiring.
Novartis announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Afinitor® (everolimus) tablets for the treatment of progressive neuroendocrine tumors of pancreatic origin (PNET) in patients with unresectable, locally advanced or metastatic disease. This marks the first approval of a treatment for this patient population in the US in nearly 30 years.
Actelion (SIX: ATLN) commented on the verdict issued in regard to Asahi Kasei Pharma Corp. v. Actelion Ltd. et al. (case number CIV 478533, Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Mateo).
CSC (NYSE: CSC), a leading global technology solutions and services provider and the winner of the 2010 SAP® Pinnacle awards for Sustainability and Customer Satisfaction, announced today that its pre-configured chemical solution, CSC4Chemicals, is now a qualified SAP Business All-in-One partner solution, providing an integrated platform to improve business performance in the chemical industry.
Actelion (SIX: ATLN) announced that it has taken note of a letter in which one of its major shareholders criticizes the handling of - among others - disclosure and other reporting requirements in relation to ongoing litigation in the United States. Respectfully, the company believes that hese criticisms have no factual basis.
Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ: NOVL), the leader in intelligent workload management, today announced that it has completed its previously announced merger, whereby Attachmate Corporation acquired Novell for $6.10 per share in cash. Novell is now a wholly owned subsidiary of The Attachmate Group, the parent company of Attachmate Corporation.
Novartis announced today that Rasilamlo®, a single-pill combination of aliskiren and amlodipine, has received approval from the European Commission (EC) for the treatment of high blood pressure patients not controlled by either aliskiren or amlodipine alone.
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can now also enjoy fast fibre-optic access: fibre-optic subscriptions tailored specifically to their requirements offer speeds of up to 50 Mbps for downloads and 5 Mbps for sending data.
An alliance of top researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, has formed the UC Berkeley Synthetic Biology Institute (SBI), advancing efforts to engineer cells and biological systems in ways that promise to transform technology in health and medicine, energy, the environment, new materials, and a host of other critical arenas.
NTT DOCOMO, INC. and DeNA Co., Ltd. announced today a business alliance to offer an enhanced mobile-based social-gaming platform in Japan and overseas, aiming to tap into the rapid growth of social gaming worldwide.
From today, the Swisscom HomeServiceTeam will have a new name: Amico. Our team of experts is now available to help customers set up their computers, install their software, build up a home network or to provide highly personalised IT training courses.
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced several exciting microcontroller-based activities at the Embedded SystemsConference in San Jose, CA, May 2-5, 2011.
Tata Motors has entered into an agreement with State Bank of India (SBI) for providing channel financing facilities to the Tata Motors dealers. The bank will provide financing for both, the passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles range.
The Board of Directors of The Rezidor Hotel Group has decided to extend Kurt Ritter’s employment agreement past its current expiration date of February 2012 for a period of three years. The terms of his employment agreement remain otherwise materially unchanged.
The Tata Motors Group global wholesales, including Jaguar Land Rover, were 110,785 nos. in March 2011, a growth of 9% over March 2010. Cumulative sales for the fiscal (April 2010 - March 2011) are 1,081,245 higher by 24% compared to the corresponding period in 2009-10.