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Virtual reality invades medicine

| Szilvana Spett, BaselArea/Café Europe
Virtual reality invades medicine
SpectoVive uses images from computed tomography to generate a virtual environment in real time. Developed at the University and University Hospital of Basel, the technology could revolutionise diagnostics, surgical planning and medical training. More…

AL-S Pharma receives fresh capital

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AL-S Pharma receives fresh capital
The venture capital fund TVM Life Science Ventures VII and Neurimmune are investing in the Schlieren-based company AL-S Pharma AG. The company is developing an innovative treatment method for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. More…

Basel's CRISPR Therapeutics wins award

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Basel's CRISPR Therapeutics wins award
The Basel-based biopharmaceutical company CRISPR Therapeutics has won an award from the industry news publisher BioPharmaDIVE for its joint venture with Bayer. The company develops therapeutics using the CRISPR/Cas9 technology. More…

Ruag Space helps build 900 satellites

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Ruag Space helps build 900 satellites
Ruag Space is to supply structures for the OneWeb satellite constellation. The project will see 900 satellites launched into the Earth’s orbit, from where they will offer broadband internet. More…

Sunrise has best mobile network in DACH region

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Sunrise has best mobile network in DACH region
Sunrise offers the best mobile network and the fastest mobile internet in the DACH region. The bar is high throughout Switzerland, which was found to have the best internet connection on trains. More…

Basel company supports personalised medicine

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Basel company supports personalised medicine
The Basel-based company BC Platforms is collaborating with Microsoft to provide genomics data management solutions in the cloud to Codigo46, a Mexican company that is building the largest biobank in Latin America. More…

A New Tax Landscape for Companies in Switzerland

| Andreas Arni, Head of Entrepreneurs & Executives at Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd.
A New Tax Landscape for Companies in Switzerland
The planned Corporate Tax Reform III is relevant for all businesses in Switzerland, not just for those companies currently enjoying tax privileges. To take advantage of the opportunities, entrepreneurs should learn about the implications as soon as possible and draw up various scenarios. This is important for a number of reasons, especially with regard to how entrepreneurs structure their personal wealth planning. More…

Construction robot wins award

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Construction robot wins award
The ETH robot Mesh Mould can build steel cable grids for various concrete moulds, simplifying the construction of buildings with unusual shapes. The Zurich researchers behind the technology have now received the Swiss Technology Award. More…

Novartis acquires US company

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Novartis acquires US company
The Basel pharmaceutical company Novartis has acquired Selexys Pharmaceuticals Corporation. The US company is working on an antibody for reducing pain crises in sickle cell disease. More…

Clinerion improves treatment options

| Szilvana Spett, BaselArea/ Café Europe
Clinerion improves treatment options
The Basel technology services company Clinerion developed a system that recruits patients for suitable clinical research trials. That system can now be used to connect patients with rare diseases to new, targeted treatments. More…
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