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Minister post finally filled

01.02.2010

Vienna – With the naming of Beatrix Karl as the new Minister of Science, the Austrian government is complete. The 42 year-old legal scientist will follow pre­decessor Johannes Hahn, who has accepted a position as European commisioner for Regional Policy. Karl is an expert for employment law and a professor at the University of Graz. With the appointment, a lengthy search for the right candidate for the post comes to an end. The department is regarded as a sensitive one, as Austrian universities once more face protests by students against unfavourable conditions. Last year, the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (BoKu) in Vienna was the target of protesting students, who occupied an auditorium. The former Science Minister was unable to ease the situation, and refused to visit or talk to the students. His successor is regarded as more student-friendly, and is expected to enjoy wider acceptance among the clashing parties. As the number of students continues to rise, educational institutions in the country are under strain. The BoKu opened its doors to 10,000 students last fall term – and movie theatres in Vienna have begun leasing space to the university.

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17.03.2011

Vienna – Apeiron Biologics has entered into an exclusive option with the Cleveland Clinic to license a number of novel compounds that are currently in development there. The drug candidates are designed to fight cancer by...

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06.02.2011

Vienna – Austrian vaccine specialist Intercell has halted the development of its travellers’ diarrhea vaccine patch after the product failed in a Phase III trial. The company’s management says it will now align its structure to...

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06.02.2011

Vienna – Austrian Nabriva Therapeutics AG has recruited 210 patients for a Phase II study with its antibiotic BC-3781, a substance for treating acute bacterial skin infections. In the study, Nabriva will compare response rates of...

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02.02.2011

Vienna/Darmstadt – Austrian Apeiron Biologics AG has in-licensed Merck's KgaA’s antibody-interleukin fusion protein hu14.18-IL2 for an undisclosed sum. The drug candidate, that is ready to be tested in Phase III studies, binds to...

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16.12.2010

Vienna – Austrian Affiris AG has bagged EUR368.000 from the Michael J. Fox Foundation within the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative for completion of preclinical development of its PD01 vaccine against Parkinson’s...

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04.11.2010

Innsbruck – Cholesterol-lowering drugs widely used to prevent heart disease can also boost anti-cancer effect of interleukine-2 (IL-2) immune therapy. When added to tumour cell cultures treated with IL-2, statins dose-dependently...

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