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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n° 259

Posts Tagged ‘field’

Almirall and Evotec enter into research collaboration in the field of dermatological diseases

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 18 settembre 2018

Almirall, S.A. (Spanish Stock Exchange. ticker: ALM) and Evotec AG (Frankfurt Stock Exchange: EVT, TecDAX, ISIN: DE0005664809) announced that they have entered into a research collaboration with to discover and develop first-in-class therapeutics through a novel approach to disrupt cell signaling, that is expected to deliver highly potent and durable treatments for debilitating dermatology diseases such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. The collaboration combines Evotec’s cutting-edge drug discovery and pre-clinical development platforms with Almirall’s leading expertise in dermatology diseases. Under the terms of the agreement, Evotec will receive research funding and may be eligible to receive discovery, pre-clinical, clinical and sales milestone payments as well as tiered royalties.Dr. Bhushan Hardas, Executive Vice President R&D, Chief Scientific Officer of Almirall, said: “Our R&D strategy focuses towards achieving innovative and breakthrough products to cover patients’ unmet needs. This partnership with Evotec, an expert in delivering fast growing and profitable drug discovery and development business, represents a step forward in offering outstanding solutions for the treatment of dermatology diseases with the best technology available and with substantial benefit to patients suffering from dermatological disorders.”Dr. Cord Dohrmann, Chief Scientific Officer of Evotec, said: “Evotec is pleased to partner with Almirall in the field of dermatology, who is a globally recognised leader in the field. The goal is to jointly address highly validated targets via a new approach that has the potential to deliver superior first-in-class drug products. This platform enables disruption of cell signaling via a new approach that has been identified and developed by Evotec scientists in Toulouse and is expected to deliver many more drug discovery opportunities.”

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Call for experts: structured dialogue under ESI Funds (deadline 05/08)

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 18 luglio 2014

Call for experts: structured dialogue under ESI Funds (deadline 05/08)The European Commission is looking for organisations to join the recently established structured dialogue group of experts on the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF).
The group of experts will bring together umbrEuropean Commissionella organisations representing their partners at EU level and having a specific interest in the European Structural and Investment Funds. It will: support the work of the Commission as regards the development of cohesion policy, the policy of rural development, the Common Fisheries Policy and the integrated maritime policy in different areas of expertise,
assist the Commission on questions relating to the implementation of support from the ESI Funds, monitor the evolution of policy in the field of partnership and multi-level governance, exchange experience and good practice in this field.

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The International Year of Chemistry

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 28 settembre 2011

Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska

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Washington, By unanimous consent, the U.S. Senate adopted a resolution yesterday designating 2011 as the International Year of Chemistry (IYC). Senate Resolution 283 “recognizes the achievements made in the field of chemistry and the contributions of those achievements to the well-being of humankind…and provides solutions that successfully address global challenges involving safe food and water, alternate sources of energy, improved health and a healthy and sustainable environment.”
“Chemistry has long been one of the fundamental scientific drivers of innovation,” said Sen. Coons. “The Senate’s passage of this resolution celebrates the work of chemists around the world to advance the well-being of humankind, and notes the critical contribution science plays to our society. The jobs of tomorrow are being formulated in the labs of today, which is why continued support of advanced research and innovation is so important. As the holder of a chemistry degree and having worked for years at a science-based manufacturing company, I was proud to have led the effort in the Senate to dedicate 2011 as the International Year of Chemistry. I hope this designation encourages more students to choose careers in science and helps motivate the next generation of innovative chemists.” The resolution was co-sponsored by Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR), and Sen. Debbie Ann Stabenow (D-MI). “This resolution supports the U.N.’s effort to educate children worldwide on the importance of chemistry,” said Sen. Murkowski. “It also brings recognition to the extraordinary contributions to science by Marie Curie, on the 100th anniversary of her second Nobel Prize.”
IYC 2011 is a global celebration of chemistry and its contributions to the world around us as officially designated by the United Nations. This worldwide initiative is being celebrated under the auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).

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EUA maps contribution to energy research

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 26 aprile 2010

In 2009, EUA established a ‘European Platform of Universities engaged in Energy Research’ (EPUE) as a mechanism to bring university-based research into the activities of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA). The platform provides the framework for consultation between universities that have a research capacity in a variety of energy-related fields. One of the EPUE’s first activities has been to carry out a preliminary mapping of university research and postgraduate education and training capacity in the energy field. A questionnaire was sent to all EUA member universities in December 2009 and by the end of March, 121 universities had replied (this represents a reasonable response rate of more than 15%, given that many EUA members do not cover the field of energy).  The responses reveal the enormous potential of university-based research and training in this area, in terms of the breadth of the field, its interdisciplinary character, and the level of collaboration between universities and with external partners (such as industry). Over 12 000 staff members (professors, doctorate holders and candidates, researchers, etc.) are involved in a total of more than 1,000 different research topics (on both EERA and non-EERA topics). In all, the responding institutions run a total of 374 doctoral programmes and 577 masters’ programmes related to energy. The areas of research are, not surprisingly, focussed predominantly on the science, engineering and technology fields but also include bioscience, medical/life sciences and economics, social sciences and the humanities (particularly in energy policy development). In terms of financing, the survey highlighted that two thirds of this research is funded from external competitive sources (public and private). EUA now plans to continue this mapping exercise amongst its members as part of the development of the EPUE and believes this is an important step towards enhancing the visibility and future opportunities for Europe’s universities in the EU’s future support for energy research.

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