SGE Invest News en Basel researchers facilitate new libraries for drug discovery Researchers at the University of Basel have developed an approach for building up new substance libraries. These will support the discovery of new medicines. 51318 Indonesian fintech to go public on Swiss stock exchange Achiko plans to submit an application for a direct listing on the SIX Swiss Exchange. The Indonesian fintech is a leading provider of payment services requiring neither a credit card nor bank account. 51266 St.Gallen startup closes seed round IT startup collectID has successfully concluded a seed round. The raised funds will be used by the company to further develop its product authentication platform. 51226 Aargau plans center for technology transfer The Paul Scherrer Institute, the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Swiss Nanoscience and the canton of Aargau intend to tap the potential of neutron and X-ray technology for industry. They are planning to establish the ANAXAM technology transfer center. 51224 Bern start-up RetinAI raises CHF 2.3 million The Bern-based start-up RetinAI, specialized in ophthalmic diagnostics using AI, has just raised CHF 2.3 million. 51214 Magazine names ETH transfer as best technology transfer office ETH transfer, the technology transfer office of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH), has been named technology transfer office of the year by the magazine “Global University Venturing”. ETH therefore outperformed renowned universities from the English-speaking world. 36124 With 1,500 ETFs, Swiss Stock Exchange Ranks among Top 3 ETF Venues in Europe 2nd May marked an ETF-record for the Swiss Stock Exchange, operated by SIX. SIX has experienced remarkable growth in ETF listings since it first launched the segment in 2000. 36088 Altoida raises new capital Altoida has raised US$6.3 million in a funding round. The Lucerne startup has developed an app for the early detection of patients who are at risk of Alzheimer’s disease. 36086 Basel attracts innovative companies Basel is an international hub for innovative companies. This has been found in a ranking of Global Hotspots for Corporate Innovation. At number 12, Basel is the only city in Switzerland to make the top 15. 36044 Switzerland attractive to highly qualified workers Switzerland is one of the top three most attractive OECD countries for highly qualified foreign workers, a new study has found. For students, it is even the most attractive OECD country. Entrepreneurs also like to move to Switzerland. 36040 First worldwide accreditation for a laboratory of the University of Bern The Institute for Infectious Diseases (IFIK) of the University of Bern is the first accredited laboratory worldwide to offer nanopore sequencing for the identification of bacteria. 36038 Polyphor developing new antibiotics Pharmaceutical company Polyphor and the University of Zurich are working together to develop a new class of antibiotics to treat infections with high unmet medical need. They have been awarded a grant for the project by Innosuisse, the Swiss Innovation Agency. 36028 Aluflexpack prepares to go public Montana Tech Components AG is preparing to list its subsidiary, Aluflexpack, on the SIX Swiss Exchange. It will use the proceeds from the public offering to finance the expansion of its capacities. The Aargau-based Montana Tech Components will remain the majority shareholder. 35976 Switzerland offers top-notch business environment Switzerland came in third place in the 2019 FM Global Resilience Index, which ranks 130 countries by the resilience of their business environments. The alpine nation stood out for the quality of its infrastructure. 35974 Jansen wins German Innovation Award The tube manufacturer Jansen AG has won an award for its downhole heat exchanger JANSEN hipress. With this product, the company sees itself as the global market leader. 35936 The Bern Center for Precision Medicine was inaugurated The Bern Center for Precision Medicine (BCPM) of the University of Bern and Inselspital has officially opened its doors on 20 May 2019. 35884 Switzerland boosts competitiveness Switzerland has been ranked as the world’s fourth most competitive economy. It has therefore moved up one position in the ranking compiled by the IMD business school in Lausanne. The country scored particularly well for the quality of its infrastructure. 35880 MegaVerse offers on-demand cybersecurity training Based at the Edtech Collider of the EPFL and Microcity in Neuchâtel, the startup MegaVerse uses artificial intelligence at the heart of its adaptive learning platform. 35860 Wingtra drones impress investors Wingtra has raised 10 million US dollars in financing round. The start-up manufactures special drones for aerial photography. It wants to use the funds raised to expand its sales globally. 35854 US company to support credentis in its expansion Windisch-based start-up credentis is bringing its developments in the field of tooth decay prevention to the USA. It will be supported in its efforts by the US firm DentaQuest, which promotes innovative dental companies. 35742 Bühler bringing innovators to the CUBIC The Bühler Group has opened its CUBIC innovation campus. The new building at the headquarters can accommodate up to 300 developers, engineers, designers and operators. The technology group has invested 50 million Swiss francs in the campus. 35668 Santhera receiving up to 105 million Swiss francs Pharmaceutical company Santhera has entered into a license agreement with the Chiesi Group. This will license the Santhera drug Raxone. Santhera is also conducting research in the field of gene therapy together with the Biozentrum of the University of Basel. 35666 Sheikh supports skincare brand from Obwalden The Private Office of Sheikh Tahnoon bin Saeed bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan has entered into a partnership with the ENHANZZ Group of Companies from Obwalden. It will be supporting the global expansion of skincare brand HANZZ+HEIDII, which belongs to ENHANZZ. 35636 UBS opens new Digital Factory Major bank UBS has opened a new Digital Factory in Zurich. The premises will be home to 600 staff developing new digital products. With the factory’s proximity to colleges and the university, UBS is providing access to young talent. 35612 Pilatus is accepting orders again Within one-and-a-half days Pilatus 2014 had sold 84 of its PC-24 business jets. Then the order book was closed temporarily. After receiving positive feedback on the aircraft already delivered, Pilatus is taking orders again. 35586