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Codecheck receives fresh capital

| Szilvana Spett, GreaterZurichArea/Café Europe
Codecheck receives fresh capital
Codecheck closed a second financing round and even brought an investor from Silicon Valley on board. The Zurich-based start-up is now in a position to further develop it app to help consumers make healthy shopping choices. More…

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…

To the edge of space and beyond: SolarStratos unveiled

| Elisa Nessi, Greater Geneva Bern area
To the edge of space and beyond: SolarStratos unveiled
The first solar-powered plane set to reach the stratosphere made its official debut yesterday. More…

AL-S Pharma receives fresh capital

| Szilvana Spett, Greater Zurich Area/Café Europe
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…

Medgate wins award for telemedicine system

| Szilvana Spett, BaselArea/ Café Europe
Medgate wins award for telemedicine system
The Basel-based healthcare provider Medgate received a special award by Germany’s Eugen Münch Foundation for its telemedicine system. The system could be of interest to Germany’s healthcare system. More…

Roche system boosts laboratory efficiency

| Szilvana Spett, BaselArea/ Café Europe
Roche system boosts laboratory efficiency
The diagnostics company Laboratory Corporation of America is the first US laboratory to use the latest molecular testing system from the Basel pharmaceutical company Roche. The fully automated cobas8800 system makes laboratory workflows more efficient. More…

Software for online commerce

| Paul Felber, AKOMAG Corporate Communications AG
Software for online commerce
Researchers at Lucerne’s University of Applied Sciences have developed software for e-commerce that clients can use to influence their search for products based on their preferences. More…

Dübendorf could become blockchain centre

| Szilvana Spett, Greater Zurich Area/ Café Europe
Dübendorf could become blockchain centre
The canton of Zurich is looking into establishing a centre for blockchain on the premises of the Dübendorf airfield. Banks, insurance companies and ETH Zurich would work there to develop the technology. More…

Swiss research takes to the sky

| Szilvana Spett, Greater Zurich Area/ Café Europe
Swiss research takes to the sky
The second research flight into zero gravity will take off from Dübendorf airfield on Saturday. Several Swiss universities are involved, looking into areas such as how human tissue reacts to a lack of oxygen. More…

"Solar aircraft made in Lucerne"

| Paul Felber, AKOMAG Corporate Communications AG
"Solar aircraft made in Lucerne"
Aurora Swiss Aerospace has inaugurated its new headquarters in Lucerne where parts for a new drone are under development. More…