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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 32 n° 15

Posts Tagged ‘europe’

Conference on the Future of Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 17 gennaio 2020

“We are pleased to see the European Parliament take the lead in setting the agenda for the Conference on the Future of Europe, finally opening the door for long-needed Treaty changes with yesterday ‘s vote. Europe cannot win back the trust of its citizens with another so-called “listening exercise”. Instead we need to be courageous and give citizens a real say over the future of the European project. Only a Conference on the Future of Europe that puts all options of deep policy and institutional change on the table can now deliver on citizens’ expectations. If Commission President von der Leyen and the European Council are genuine about bringing Europe closer to the people, we invite the Commission and the Council to support the proposals and the level of ambition indicated by the European Parliament”, says Sandro GOZI, President of the Union of European Federalists (UEF).The Union of European Federalists (UEF) and the Young European Federalists (JEF Europe) welcome the resolution adopted yesterday by the European Parliament stating its position regarding the Conference on the Future of Europe. Both UEF and JEF have long advocated for the renewal of our European Union and put forward detailed proposals for the setup of the Conference. The Conference is a golden opportunity for European citizens to walk the path towards an “ever closer union”, as stated in the Treaties. The Conference should not shy away from proposing to expand the Union’s powers and resources and renew its institution to make Europe really sovereign, including through an overhaul of the current Treaties.The Conference on the Future of Europe must send a clear message to the Union’s citizens that their voices will be heard. For this reasons, the European federalists call on the European Commission and the Council, to engage fully and genuinely with this exercise in participatory democracy. The Conference on the Future of Europe shall not be a new dialogue exercise as seen in the past, but a democratic and participative process where citizens have a real say on the Future of the Union. Therefore, in line with the proposal of the Parliament, UEF and JEF welcome an inclusive model that allows citizens to discuss the most pressing policies and institutional reforms, both necessary to rebuild trust in the European project. UEF and JEF are however concerned that there is no credible feedback loop between the decisions ultimately taken by political representatives and the proposals put forward by the citizen agora.
“We couldn’t agree more with the European Parliament: the increase in voter turnout at the 2019 European elections showed that citizens engage with Europe when they are offered the opportunity. For too long we, European citizens, have been sidelined or only cosmetically “consulted” in discussions over the future of European integration. Those times are over. Citizens and civil society are determined to continue pushing for change. The EU’s 60-years-long record of ensuring peace on the continent is at risk if it keeps muddling through the current intergovernmental status quo. The Conference on the Future of Europe is the opportunity to address the concerns of citizens about the future of European democracy and to provide the EU with the tools – institutional and financial – to deliver on its promise”, concludes Leonie MARTIN, President of JEF Europe.

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Citizens to be the cornerstone of the Conference on the Future of Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 17 gennaio 2020

Citizen and Youth meetings should set the tone for EU reform, according to the resolution adopted on Wednesday. Following a debate with Dubravka Šuica, Commission Vice-President for Democracy and Demography and Nikolina Brnjac, representing the Croatian Presidency of the Council, Parliament adopted a resolution setting out its vision for the upcoming Conference on the Future of Europe with 494 votes for, 147 against and 49 abstentions.MEPs want citizens to be at the core of broad discussions on how to tackle internal and external challenges that were not foreseen at the time of the Lisbon Treaty. People of all backgrounds, civil society representatives and stakeholders at European, national, regional and local level must be involved in setting the EU’s priorities in line with citizens’ concerns in a bottom-up, transparent, inclusive, participatory and well-balanced approach.Parliament proposes establishing several Citizens’ Agoras (thematic fora of citizen representatives chosen randomly in line with proportionality and representativeness criteria), and at least two Youth Agoras, each comprising 200-300 citizens with a minimum of three per member state. Citizen representatives will discuss Agora conclusions at the Conference Plenary with MEPs and national parliament representatives, Council ministers, Commission Vice-Presidents and representatives of other EU institutions, bodies and social partners.In addition to high-level support from the presidents of the three main EU institutions, Parliament urges Council and Commission to commit to the possibility of treaty change. The adopted text also underlines that a permanent mechanism to engage citizens should be considered.

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Conference on the Future of Europe that makes a difference

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 21 dicembre 2019

12 European civil society organisations unveil today their set of recommendations for a successful Conference on the Future of Europe. The recommendations emerged as outcome of a series of brainstorming sessions between European civil society organisations held in autumn 2019. The proposal for a “European Conference on the Future of Europe” initially put forward by President Emmanuel Macron and then taken up by the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, represents a great opportunity to reshape the future of the European Union. The CSOs’ common key recommendations for the Conference on the Future of Europe are:
An open mandate for the Conference, aimed at developing policy and institutional proposals, as well as proposals for treaty change or a new treaty framework, if considered necessary.A wide-ranging approach, looking at the scope of competences of the Union, the financing of Union policies and proposals for the democratic and efficient governance of those policies. A democratic process with wide participation and deep deliberation with individual citizens and civil society organisations from across the Union, as well as accession candidate and eastern neighbourhood countries. A multi-step approach allowing individual citizens and civil society organisations to give input at different levels of expertise using digital tools and deliberative polling and engagement with institutional decision-makers.
A clear upfront commitment by the institutions of the Union, as well as National Governments to deliver legislative proposals on all policy recommendations and initiate Treaty changes on all proposals adopted by the Conference.

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CP Centro Pilota allo Skywise Europe Summit 2019

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 7 dicembre 2019

CP Centro Pilota Event Services, la società romana specializzata in soluzioni audiovisive dedicate per congressi, conferenze, convegni, meeting e presentazioni aziendali, ha offerto i propri servizi allo Skywise Europe Summit 2019, il vertice di 40 compagnie aeree, fornitori e partner, tenutosi a Roma per discutere di come Skywise Europe – la principale piattaforma di Open Data per l’industria aeronautica, creata da Airbus – stia trasformando le loro operazioni e attività.L’evento s’è tenuto nella sala Giardino d’Inverno del Westin Excelsior Rome, e ha visto la partecipazione di oltre 120 rappresentanti. CP Centro Pilota, quale “preferred supplier” della sede ospitante, in linea con le esigenze comunicative, scenografiche e tecnologiche del vertice, ha messo a disposizione il meglio della propria organizzazione tecnica e professionale.

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Accuver Releases Commercial Deployments of Its MAIS Solution in Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 6 dicembre 2019

Accuver, a leader in next generation wireless test and measurement solutions, today announced multiple commercial deployments of its Massive-MIMO Air Interface Simulator System (MAIS) throughout Europe. The MAIS solution is used by operator and vendor labs to replicate the field radio environment within a controlled and repeatable lab setting. When used in conjunction with the market leading XCAL family of device logging solutions, it creates a powerful automated test environment. Its flexible and scalable architecture, which utilizes both RF and baseband interfaces, has the added benefit of allowing greater lab deployment flexibility with a reduction in hardware costs. The utilization of the baseband interface also ensures that there are negligible losses in eNB/Device RF chain when compared to a pure RF cabled environment.
“The MAIS is proving to be an invaluable solution for both Infrastructure vendors and operators to automate RAN/Device interoperability testing within a repeatable real-world network environment based on state-of-the-art technology,” said Jingu Lee, General Manager, Accuver EMEA. “With so many wireless technologies including NB-IOT/5G NR, frequency bands, and device models being deployed, there is a strong need for a solution that allows customers to reduce the time to market for new features and reduce the time and cost of network infrastructure regression testing and MAIS is serving as that solution.”

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PayPal and Mastercard Extend Instant Transfer to Singapore & Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 30 novembre 2019

Following the success of its Instant Transfer feature in the U.S., PayPal and Mastercard recently extended the service to Mastercard cardholders in Singapore and a number of European countries.Mastercard Send™ is an application that leverages the card network infrastructure to facilitate the secure availability of funds in real-time*. With Mastercard Send™, PayPal users can transfer their account balances to eligible Mastercard cards seamlessly and conveniently, typically within seconds*. Since 2017, this service has allowed millions of Mastercard cardholders to transfer their PayPal balances to an eligible Mastercard card.Since sales proceeds are available immediately*, Instant Transfer allows PayPal’s business users to optimize cash flow and improve liquidity. Mastercard issuers could see increased consumer engagement as a result of the Instant Transfer feature in the PayPal wallet. Shari Krikorian, Senior Vice President, Products and Innovation at Mastercard comments: “We are excited to partner with PayPal on its wider roll-out of Instant Transfer to more users in more markets beyond the U.S. This extension to our long-standing partnership with PayPal is another example of how we are leveraging our joint expertise and focusing on innovation to help even more people access their money quickly and easily.” Jennifer Marriner, Vice President, Global Markets and Partnerships at PayPal comments: “Providing instant access to funds requires innovation and partnership within the financial industry in order to deliver an ideal customer experience. At PayPal, we are constantly innovating and working with important partners like Mastercard to deliver on these innovations. By expanding Mastercard Send into new countries it adds another choice for our customers to access their money even faster.” PayPal will launch its Instant Transfer with Mastercard Send™ in Singapore followed by multiple European markets.

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Bayer and Shionogi Europe to Keynote Veeva Commercial & Medical Summit, Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 24 novembre 2019

Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) today announced that Dan Atkins, vice president of digital innovation and insight at Shionogi Europe, and Gerhard Arnhofer, vice president and head of integrated multichannel marketing at Bayer, are featured keynote speakers at 2019 Veeva Commercial & Medical Summit, Europe.Mr. Atkins and Mr. Arnhofer each have nearly 20 years of digital experience across different industries and therapeutic areas. The leaders will participate in a fireside chat on 3 December to discuss how they’re innovating go-to-market strategies to address the growing importance of specialty treatments and seamless customer engagement. They’ll also look ahead at how precision medicine will transform today’s commercial models.Veeva Commercial & Medical Summit, Europe is expected to draw more than 1,200 life sciences professionals and experts, making it the largest commercial and medical affairs event in Europe. The seventh annual event will include over 20 sessions with experts from the world’s leading global biopharmaceutical companies, including Merck KGaA, Roche, Bayer, and LEO Pharma. Featured sessions include: Boehringer Ingelheim discussing how the right customer data foundation is key to digital transformation and intelligent customer engagement GSK discussing the use of evidence and data-driven insights to engage scientific leaders and personalize engagement Novartis sharing best practices to drive commercial success through a holistic multichannel engagement strategy Novo Nordisk explaining how a modular content strategy improves efficiency and compliance of commercial content across multiple channels 2019 Veeva Commercial & Medical Summit, Europe takes place in Barcelona on 3-5 December. The event is sponsored by Accenture, Aktana, Anthill, Aqurance, BASE life science, Bright Affect, C3i Solutions, C-Clear Partners, Capgemini, Cognizant, Deloitte, Eagle Productivity Solutions, ec4u, Huron Consulting, ICP, LPW Training, Maquetting, Nubérica, OKRA Technologies, Pharma Advisors, ProMeasure, Proxima Rsearch, Pulse, Purple Agency, PwC, RMH Media, Salesforce, SunTseu, Sycor, Trustrack, Usacd, Velvet, Viseven, and Xpediant Digital.

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Erverless Platform to Europe to Support Enterprise Transformation with Time Series Technology

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 17 novembre 2019

InfluxData, creator of the open source time series database InfluxDB, today announced the general availability of InfluxDB Cloud 2.0 in Europe — the first serverless time series platform-as-a-service, purpose-built to meet the specialised requirements of today’s time-sensitive workloads. The launch supports the company’s expansion and focus on the region, with over half of users and one third of customers, and commitment to empowering developers wherever they are.Increasingly, successful business transformation in the digital age is being driven by collecting and analysing data; however, the volume and velocity of new data is overwhelming many businesses. Despite creating over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day, in the UK alone, businesses only analyse an estimated 12 percent of their own data. Most of this data is time-stamped, generated at high frequency and in great volumes. Unlike relational and non-serverless databases, cloud-based time series databases such as InfluxDB Cloud 2.0 can rapidly ingest and query these large volumes of data cost-effectively and in real-time to ensure that customers can maximise the value of their data and Industry 4.0 initiatives.
Able to collect, store, query, process and visualise raw time-stamped data with high precision, InfluxDB Cloud 2.0 is a purpose-built platform designed to improve the entire developer experience. With a rapid ingestion rate — up to millions of metrics per second — and highly efficient compute, downsampling and compression functions, InfluxDB Cloud 2.0 is up to 100 times more powerful than non-specialised time series solutions. The platform also includes a free rate-limited tier, transparent usage-based pricing and advanced analytic capabilities which allow customers to convert data into actionable information.

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Air France-KLM presents its go forward plan to recapture a leadership position in Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 11 novembre 2019

In Paris, Air France-KLM is organizing a presentation for investors. On this occasion, Benjamin Smith, Air France-KLM CEO, along with Pieter Elbers, KLM President and CEO, Anne Rigail, Air France CEO, and Frederic Gagey, Air France-KLM CFO, will outline the group’s strategic priorities and its financial trajectory over the next five years.
· Restore a dynamic of sustainable profitability based on a new value-focused model for the group’s primary stakeholders: employees, customers, and shareholders.
· A plan built around four main strategic priorities: optimising the operational model, refocusing passenger revenue growth around the most profitable segments, developing initiatives on customer data, the Flying Blue loyalty program, maintenance and cargo, and pragmatically analyzing consolidation opportunities. Each of these initiatives support the group’s goal to remain a leader in the sector’s ecological transition.
“In a competitive and fast-transforming environment for European airlines, the Air France-KLM Group has all the assets to regain its leadership position”, said Benjamin Smith, CEO of the Air France-KLM Group. “Thanks to the dedication of our employees at Air France, KLM and Transavia, since the end of 2018 we have been able to establish the fundamentals of our go forward plan: simplifying our fleet, clarifying our brand and market positioning, and unlocking significant commercial and operational flexibility thanks to new labour agreements. This is the starting point of a strategy that will allow Air France-KLM to reinvent itself, creating value for all key stakeholders. We will optimize our operational model and increase revenues to significantly improve our operating margin. Everything we do will support our goal of remaining an industry pioneer as the airline group most committed to global environmental sustainability.”The Air France-KLM Group has several unique assets: the strength of its three brands Air France, KLM and Transavia, its two hubs in Paris – the world’s leading inbound destination – and Amsterdam – the leading European connection hub and where the airline hub-and-spoke model was first invented, its extensive and highly complementary combined network, and its powerful commercial partnerships.To fully leverage these assets, the Group must simplify and optimize its mode of operation and reposition itself to pursue the most profitable traffic.At the end of 2018 work was started to lay the foundation for future success, and the next steps will revolve around four main strategic priorities, to be rolled out at each airline.

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Europe as a Project – Being Protagonist of our Future

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 10 novembre 2019

Roma 18 novembre, alle ore 17:30, la Pontificia Università Gregoriana Piazza della Pilotta 4 ospiterà la presentazione del libro Europe as a Project – Being Protagonist of our Future, curato da Mons. Samuele Sangalli ed edito da Rubbettino. Il testo è frutto del complesso lavoro di ricerca (studio individuale, lavoro di gruppo, scrittura di testi, sessioni plenarie, pubblicazione finale), durato tutto lo scorso anno accademico, e svolto dagli studenti di Scuola Sinderesi, istituita presso il Centro Fede e Cultura Alberto Hurtado della Gregoriana. I circa 60 giovani ricercatori, coordinati dal curatore e da vari docenti esperti in materia, seguendo l’innovativa metodologia di analisi consolidatasi da ormai nove anni nella Scuola, hanno indagato, nel contesto del secondo ciclo triennale titolato “Fenomeni Epocali”, sul “progetto Europa”, analizzandone le sfide e le prospettive future.Secondo Scuola Sinderesi il motto della UE, “Uniti nella diversità”, potrebbe esprimere non solo la comune eredità di popoli provenienti da diverse lingue, culture e tradizioni; ma sarebbe ancor più chiamato a rappresentare la stessa missione dell’Unione, per una sua leadership morale nella presente età della globalizzazione. Infatti, l’intera storia europea è segnata dalla fioritura di realtà plurali, talvolta tra loro in contrasto, ma complessivamente fedeli a quella raffinata “cura dell’anima”, o difesa della dignità di ogni individuo, che rappresenta lo specifico della nostra società aperta, oggi giuridicamente espresso nell’Articolo 2 del Trattato di Lisbona (2007). In proposito, stimolati dalle domande dei giovani ricercatori, ne discuteranno l’attuale Presidente del Parlamento Europeo, On. Dr. David Sassoli, il Presidente emerito – attuale presidente della Fondazione Adenauer – Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering, e il Vescovo, S.E. Mons. Mariano Crociata, Vice- Presidente della COMECE.La serata, aperta a tutti ma soprattutto ai giovani e ai molti che operano in ambito formativo, sarà introdotta dai saluti del Rettore della Gregoriana, P. Nuno Da Silva Gonçalves S.J., dalla Prof.ssa Stella Morra, nuova Direttrice del Centro Fede e Cultura “Alberto Hurtado” e dalla Dott.ssa Caroline Kanter, Direttrice della Fondazione Adenauer a Roma che, insieme all’Acton Institute ed alla Fondazione Sinderesi, hanno patrocinato anche quest’anno l’iniziativa. La conclusione sarà affidata allo stesso Mons. Sangalli.

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Emmanuel Macron’s stark warning to Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 10 novembre 2019

In his Elysée Palace office, the French president spoke to The Economist in apocalyptic terms. NATO, the transatlantic alliance, is suffering from “brain-death”, he says; Europe needs to develop a military force of its own. The European Union needs to act not just as a market but as a political bloc, with policies on technology, data and climate change. And it must embrace realpolitik, for example by rebuilding relations with Russia. With protectionism and authoritarianism on the rise, Europe needs to wake up and prepare itself for a tougher, less forgiving world. It is hard to overstate the scale of the change Mr Macron is asking from his fellow Europeans. Is he right? At the very least, he deserves an answer. (from The Economist)

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Pratia Teams with VirTrial to Become First ‘Virtual Trial Capable’ Site Network in Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 13 ottobre 2019

VirTrial today announced an alliance with Pratia, the largest network of clinical research centers in Europe. All Pratia research centers have completed VirTrial’s Virtual Trial Capable training, making them the first site network in Europe to become trained and certified as Virtual Trial Capable and prepared to conduct decentralized clinical trials (DCT).
The training program includes four modules that clinical research professionals complete to demonstrate a level of competence in general telemedicine etiquette and guidelines, as well as how to utilize the VirTrial platform. Participants then receive a Virtual Trial Capable certificate and badge to highlight to sponsors and CROs that they are prepared to conduct hybrid decentralized clinical trials.“Pratia’s mission is to facilitate access to healthcare to improve the quality of life and the sense of security of our patients. Embracing telehealth technologies that enable a larger patient population to participate supports our goal and we’re proud to be the first network in Europe to offer this benefit to sponsors,” said Małgorzata Gerjatowicz-Osmańska, Managing Director of Pratia. “Our network is expanding across Europe and we plan to maintain our 100% Virtual Trial Capable status with VirTrial to best serve our patients and pharma sponsors.” Amanda Rangel, VP of Business Development for VirTrial, remarked “VirTrial is honored to collaborate with forward-thinking sites like those in the Pratia network that are taking action to move the industry forward and improve patient access to clinical trials. The innovative VirTrial telehealth platform was developed by clinical research professionals and we are committed to continued collaboration with sites and supporting site sustainability in the new era of hybrid decentralized trials.”

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Europe cannot afford more delays and cuts to future EU budget

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 11 ottobre 2019

European citizens want to live in a greener more inclusive and smarter continent and demand the EU play its part by providing sufficient investment. This is why, during the European Committee of the Regions’ plenary session (CoR) held in Brussels today, local and regional leaders, the EU’s budget Commissioner and leading members of the European Parliament urged national governments to drop any tactical positioning and agree a timely and forward looking agreement on the EU budget 2021-2027.
EU’s regional and local leaders raised serious concerns about the sluggish speed of the negotiations on the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), which sets the expenditure ceilings for all EU policies over the years 2021-2027, during debates with EU budget Commissioner Gunther Oettinger and the Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee for Regional Development (REGI), Younous Omarjee. The cuts initially proposed by the European Commission also risk being much deeper if Member States do not agree to increase their contributions and introduce new revenues, such as plastic or web taxes, to fund new policies and fill the financial gap left by Brexit.”Austerity, stifling public investment and a lack of European solidarity has held back economic growth, social progress and regional equality which has exacerbated populism. The decision on the next EU budget will now be the ultimate test of the new European leadership and define the level of the EU’s ambition for the coming years. Cuts will hold back the ability of regions and cities to deliver an inclusive, cohesive and sustainable future at a time when citizens demand results”, CoR President Karl-Heinz Lambertz said. He added that EU national contributions of 1% of the EU27’s Gross National Income (GNI) – demanded by increasing number of national government– would be “pitiful for 500 million Europeans” as he reiterated the CoR’s call for a budget worth 1.3% of EU27 GNI, a position shared by the European Parliament
During the debate, Commissioner Oettinger explained that without securing EU27 national contributions of at least 1.114% of GNI in the next multiannual EU budget, as initially proposed by the European Commission, the support for the new EU priorities would be severely impaired. “Those who want to reduce the EU budget to 1% of the EU27 GNI ignore the need to provide a response to Europe’s new challenges and the Brexit gap which alone will leave a shortfall of €84bn over the next seven years”.He called on local and regional leaders to pressure their national governments to no longer delay making a decision on the next EU budget, “It is already 5 to midnight. If a decision is not agreed by the end of the year, we risk a significant delay in the start of the implementation of the new programmes that is even more needed as Europe is facing economic stagnation.”REGI chair, Younous Omarjee, said: “The European Union’s goal is to build an economy that delivers cohesion, serving the regions, territories and their citizens. Cohesion should not be at the service of economy but, on the contrary, the economy should be at the service of cohesion. We should not forget to remind the Heads of State and government and the European Commission of this”.The risk of further reductions to European Structural and Investment Funds were also discussed the day before on Tuesday 7 October, in a joint meeting between the European Parliament’s Committee on Regional Development and the CoR’s Commission for Territorial Cohesion Policy and EU Budget organised in the framework of the European Week of Regions and Cities 2019.

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IBM and Fraunhofer team up to promote quantum computing in Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 17 settembre 2019

IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Europe’s leading organization for applied research, announced an agreement to set up a partnership that will advance research in the field of quantum computing. The aim of this cooperation is to develop expertise and new strategies for the use of quantum computing in industry and for applied processes.Under the terms of the joint initiative, an IBM Q System One quantum computer is to be installed at a German location. It will be the first facility of its kind in Europe. The IBM Q System One is designed to perform multi-qubit operations to an extremely high level of quality, stability, reliability and reproducibility. These factors and the resultant large quantum volume – a measure of the power of a quantum computer – mean that the IBM Q System One is the ideal platform for state-of-the-art research into concrete quantum computing applications in science and industry.

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“The 2019 Analytical and Life Science Instrumentation Market in Europe: The Eurozone and Beyond”

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 12 settembre 2019

With its large and diverse economy, Europe remains a key market for analytical instrument manufacturers. The report features data on market size and five-year (2018 – 2023) growth rates for 81 analytical technologies in the European market. These market sizes are consolidated into 10 categories of laboratory instrumentation and segmented by the European region and end market.The report also presents the results of a survey directed to 232 life scientists working in the pharma/bio, academia, and clinical space. The results presented have a particular focus on laboratory suppliers for top technologies, including HPLC, GC, mass spectrometry, atomic spectroscopy, molecular spectroscopy, and a variety of life science instrumentation. Other areas of focus include the trajectory of laboratory spending, and a look at the implications of Brexit, Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe, and other challenges and opportunities that laboratories will be facing in the near future.

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Roku Expands Roku TV Licensing Program Into Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 10 settembre 2019

IFA – Roku Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) today announced it is further expanding the Roku TV™ licensing program into Europe. Roku CEO Anthony Wood shared during his keynote speech that Hisense is the first European Roku TV partner and is expected to launch Roku TV models in the UK in Q4. Hisense Roku TV models combine Roku’s intuitive and easy-to-use operating system including thousands of streaming channels; with Hisense’s picture and screen technologies delivering 4K Ultra HD resolution and enhanced detail and contrast levels of HDR. Showcased this week at IFA, a world-leading consumer tech show in Berlin, attendees can see the first Hisense Roku TV for Europe in Roku’s Booth #234, Hall 26 and Hisense’s Booth #201, Hall 6.2.TV manufacturers can license Roku TV reference designs and use the Roku OS to quickly build world-class smart TVs. Roku TV was first introduced at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, and today 100+ models are available from 10+ brands in North America. Roku estimates that in the first half of 2019 more than one-in-three smart TVs sold in the U.S. were Roku TVs, making the Roku OS the #1 selling smart TV OS in the U.S.“While consumers love Roku TV’s simplicity and advanced features, TV manufacturers benefit from the low cost of manufacturing, a variety of technology options, and support from Roku. The ability to quickly bring to market a leading smart TV experience that is regularly updated by Roku and is packed with entertainment gives TV manufacturers an edge in the competitive TV business,” said Wood. “We are pleased to bring the Roku TV licensing program to Europe and look forward to the first Hisense Roku TVs in market this year.”

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Beacon® Tip Catheters Available in Europe Again

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 4 settembre 2019

Cook Medical is pleased to announce that Beacon® Tip Catheters are once again available to physicians in Europe. As of September 2019, the catheters are available in the UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Spain and Italy. Cook is continuing to work on releasing the products to customers in the rest of Europe, the Middle East and Africa in the near future.
“Patient safety is always a priority for us, and we are proud of the changes we have made. Improved packaging allows for physicians to once again have access to catheters, designed for torqueability, visibility and pushability, to improve procedural outcomes’, said Mike Williams, global director of Cook Medical’s Vascular programmes. Beacon Tip Catheters are used for diagnostic angiographic procedures and feature a visible distal tip designed to improve visualisation when using fluoroscopic guidance.In 2016, Cook Medical issued a voluntary global recall of all Beacon Tip Catheters following concerns that the tips were fracturing due to environmental factors. As patient safety is always a priority, engineers at Cook began intensive testing to find a solution. The products now come with specialised foil packaging to help protect the catheters from the environmental effects that contributed to the recall. Cook invested resources into innovating the product packaging and meeting regulatory standards from multiple governing bodies. The catheters were reintroduced in the United States and Canada in 2018 and are now approved for physician use in many countries in Europe. To learn more about Cook Beacon Tip Catheter products, visit

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The “Europe Neurostimulation Market – Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 – 2024)”

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 20 agosto 2019

The major factors for the growth of the Europe neurostimulation market include the increase in geriatric population and rising prevalence of neurological disorders, rising demand for minimally invasive surgeries, and technological advancement.Among the age-related neurodegenerative disorders, Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second most common, after Alzheimer’s disease. An estimated 10 million people are affected by this disease, globally. According to NHS UK, Parkinson’s disease is found affecting around 1 in 500 people, which means there are an estimated 127,000 people in the UK with the condition.Most people with Parkinson’s start to develop symptoms when they’re over 50, although around 1 in 20 people with the condition first experience symptoms when they’re under 40. Furthermore, neurostimulation devices also play a significant role in pain management.Recently in November 2018, Abbott announced the launch of the new DRG Invisible Trial System, which is approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and received CE Mark in Europe.Thus, owing to the rising prevalence of neurological diseases and increasing technological advancements the market is expected to witness high growth over the forecast period.

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QIAGEN’s New QIAstat-Dx Gastrointestinal Panel Demonstrates Excellent Performance in Multicenter Clinical Study in Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 18 agosto 2019

QIAGEN (NYSE: QGEN; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) today announced the publication of a multicenter clinical study demonstrating the accuracy of its QIAstat-Dx syndromic testing solution for diagnosing the causes of acute gastroenteritis. The QIAstat-Dx Gastrointestinal Panel delivered high performance compared to other, existing multiplex tests in this study which evaluated 385 patient samples at university hospital laboratories across Europe.The study showed the QIAstat-Dx Gastrointestinal Panel was highly sensitive (98.2% positive percent agreement, a measure of ability to detect pathogens) and specific (99.9% negative percent agreement, a measure of ability to identify true negative samples). Multiple pathogens were identified in nearly one-third of the patient samples that tested positive. Authors emphasized the system’s “ease of use” and that the system and assay yielded results in approximately one hour. The study also cited the ability of the QIAstat-Dx panel to provide cycle threshold (CT) values and amplification curves, quantitative indications of the amount of nucleic acids detected, as a unique advantage in interpreting diagnostic findings for gastrointestinal syndromes, which can be complicated by co-infections or false positives in testing. These are important capabilities which other currently widely used syndromic platforms do not offer.The article, “Multicenter evaluation of the new QIAstat Gastrointestinal Panel for the rapid syndromic testing of acute gastroenteritis,” has been accepted for publication by the European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (EJCMID) and is available online. The study was conducted at Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre in Denmark and University Hospital of Bonn in Germany.
Introduced in Europe in early 2018 and the United States in mid-2019, the QIAstat-Dx system enables fast, cost-effective and easy-to-use syndromic testing with novel Sample to Insight solutions. The QIAstat-Dx Gastrointestinal Panel provides differential detection of more than 20 bacterial, viral and parasitic pathogens implicated in gut infections. The panel is already available in Europe. The QIAstat-Dx Respiratory Panel, for detection of more than 20 common viral and bacterial infections in respiratory syndromes, is currently available in Europe and the United States.QIAGEN is developing a broad pipeline of planned assays for the QIAstat-Dx content menu, spanning infectious diseases, oncology, companion diagnostics and other disease areas.

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KCI Expands Surgical Incision Management Offering in Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 17 agosto 2019

KCI, an Acelity Company, today announced the availability of two additional PREVENA™ Therapy offerings in Europe: the PREVENA DUO™ Incision Management System with PEEL & PLACE™ Dressing – 13cm and PREVENA PLUS PEEL & PLACE™ Incision Management System – 35cm. Both of the new introductions incorporate the proven clinical benefits of PREVENA™ Therapy, providing clinicians with solutions to meet the evolving needs of post-surgical incision management. PREVENA™ Therapy helps hold incision edges together and protects incisions from external infectious sources. The PREVENA DUO™ System is the first single use negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) system designed specifically for the simultaneous management of two closed surgical incisions, configured to help reduce post-operative complications in bilateral procedures, such as vascular harvesting, breast reconstruction and orthopedic trauma surgeries.
PREVENA PLUS PEEL & PLACE™ System – 35cm is suitable for long incisions commonly used in revision surgery, while also providing higher exudate storage capacity. The PREVENA PLUS™ System offers the proven effectiveness of negative pressure wound therapy with improved versatility, portability, and flexibility.
Surgical site infections (SSIs) present a significant burden in Europe, with more than 500,000 cases in Europe each year.1 SSIs are associated with longer post-operative hospital stays, reduced patient quality of life, may necessitate additional surgical procedures, may require intensive care, and can result in higher morbidity and mortality.2 Infections, the most common surgical site complication, account for up to 20 percent of all of healthcare-associated infections and cost the NHS up to £700 million each year.3,4 Recently, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published a Medtech Innovation Briefing (MIB) on PREVENA™ Incision Management System. The MIB assesses the most recent published evidence on the technology and surmises that PREVENA™ Therapy can lead to significantly reduced incision site complications in comparison to standard care dressings. Clinical specialists invited to add comment in the report also agreed that using PREVENA™ Therapy would likely lead to cost savings as a result of the reduction in surgical site complications (SSCs) and a reduced need for dressing changes.

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