April 11, 2016

Evolva to co-develop next-generation materials with US Navy

Applications include fire resistant coatings and structural materials for use in aircraft, waterborne craft, fabrics and construction

Evolva (SIX: EVE) announced that it has completed a Limited Purpose Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) to support the joint development of novel advanced materials with the US Navy. The focus of the efforts supported by this CRADA relate to the development, validation and potential commercialisation of new lightweight, fire-resistant composite materials to save lives and reduce harm from fire.
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April 05, 2016

Evolva gains exclusive license to develop and commercialise nootkatone globally for pest control

Evolva also signs broader nootkatone collaboration agreement with CDC

Evolva (SIX: EVE) announces that it has just signed a license agreement with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that grants Evolva the exclusive worldwide patent rights to develop and commercialise nootkatone for the control of a wide range of disease and virus vectors such as ticks, mosquitoes, fleas, flies, lice, bed bugs, and other biting insects.
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March 11, 2016

Jean-Philippe Tripet speaks about the start-up scene in Switzerland

While Switzerland is very proud of its leading position in innovation ranking, a comparison with peer countries shows that we are poor in commercialising this excellent science (Gap 1).  Jean-Philippe Tripet CFA, to discuss Aravis' research showing that Switzerland invests 3 times less than Sweden and 6 times less than Israel in start-ups. With 200-300 start-ups per year, there is no deal flow issue. However, there is clear evidence that we significantly lack investment in new venture and small companies (Gap 2).
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March 02, 2016

Evolva achieves milestones in flavour & fragrance alliance with Takasago

Evolva (SIX: EVE) today announces reaching the first technical milestones under the multi-year R&D alliance with Takasago. This achievement, taking place three months ahead of schedule, prompts a total milestone payment of CHF 1 million to Evolva.
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February 17, 2016

Switzerland needs much more Venture investments

Unausgeschöpftes Potenzial -Obwohl die Schweiz eine der innovativsten Nationen weltweit ist, gibt es bei der Kommerzialisierung dieser Innovationen noch ziemlich viel Potenzial.

Obwohl die Schweiz eine der innovativsten Nationen weltweit ist, gibt es bei der Kommerzialisierung dieser Innovationen noch ziemlich viel Potenzial. Die Schweizer Pensionskassen investieren wenig in Start-ups. Dabei wäre Potenzial vorhanden.
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February 16, 2016

Synaffix Announces Its Newly Constructed High Potency Lab Is Now Fully Operational

Synaffix BV, a biotechnology company exclusively focused on the development of an industry-leading antibody-drug  onjugate (ADC) technology, today announced that its newly constructed high potency
laboratory is now fully operational.
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February 09, 2016

Bird Rock Bio Announces Corporate Name Change from RuiYi, Inc.

Change reflects evolution from discovery research to global clinical development company focused on developing innovative immuno-inflammatory regulators

Bird Rock Bio, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced its corporate name change from RuiYi, Inc. to Bird Rock Bio.
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January 19, 2016

Aravis Biotech II: another exit

ACORDA ANNOUNCES A RECOMMENDED CASH TENDER OFFER FOR ALL SHARES, ADSs AND OTHER EQUITY INSTRUMENTS IN BIOTIE

Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. ("Acorda") and Biotie Therapies Corp. ("Biotie" or the "Company") have today entered into a combination agreement ("Combination Agreement") whereby Acorda, either directly or through a wholly-owned subsidiary (jointly the "Offeror"), will make a public tender offer in Finland and in the United States to purchase all of the issued and outstanding shares, American Depositary Shares ("ADSs"), stock options, share units and warrants in Biotie that are not owned by Biotie or any of its subsidiaries (the "Tender Offer").
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January 19, 2016

Evolva clarifies key points in recent bank analyst note

Evolva (SIX: EVE) provides a clarification to Bank Vontobel’s analyst note of yesterday.

As previously reported, Evolva is in active discussions with Cargill regarding the optimal way to commercialise EverSweet™ and share the returns between Evolva and Cargill. These negotiations are being held in a positive and constructive manner.
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January 11, 2016

Novimmune Completes CHF30 Million ($29.8 Million) Funding Round with Existing Shareholders

Broad Participation from Shareholder Base to Invest in Developing the Drug Pipeline, Including NI-0501 for Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH)

Novimmune, a Swiss biotech company focused on the discovery and development of antibody-based drugs for the targeted treatment of inflammatory and rare diseases, immune-related disorders and cancer, today announced it has completed a CHF30 million ($29.8 million) funding round.
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January 07, 2016

Synaffix Appoints World Leading Experts to Scientific Advisory Board and Recruits Chairman to Board of Directors

Synaffix BV, a biotechnology company exclusively focused on the development of industry-leading antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) technology, today announced the appointment of a panel of industry experts to its inaugural scientific advisory board (SAB). Concurrent with the launch of the SAB, Synaffix has appointed Dr. Konstantinos Efthymiopoulos as the independent chairman of its Board of Directors.
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January 05, 2016

ARAVIS terminates its energy activities

Aravis SA shut down its energy division as of 31 December 2015

Over the past six years, Aravis’ energy team has successfully invested in renewable energy assets across Europe. Investors in Aravis Energy I LP, a FINMA-regulated Swiss fund launched in 2009 and liquidated in 2015, received more than double of their commitments. The high return was attributable to the fund’s well differentiated build-and-sell strategy as well as the team’s ability to identify and exploit special situations, which enabled the fund to keep hold periods short and associated risks low. Besides Aravis Energy I LP, Aravis’ energy division has been accountable for a number of successful investments executed under advisory mandates.
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