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New wings for spinal research

06.03.2012

The Paracelsus Private Medical University (PMU) in Salzburg is to build a new research center for spinal cord injuries. The €70m construction tab will be picked up by Dietrich Mateschitz, the owner of Red Bull. Other partners in the project include the province of Salzburg, Salzburg’s University Hospital and the Foundation for Spinal Cord Research “Wings for Life”, which was also founded by Mateschitz. The new facility in Salzburg will focus on several research areas, including stem cells, the regeneration of nerve cells and molecular approaches to restoring injured nerve connections. Other priorities include the prevention of secondary damage after spinal cord injuries have occurred, and compensation therapies that rely on stimulation of nerves and patient rehabilitation. “This is the third largest amount that a European university has ever received from an individual,” said PMU Rector Herbert Resch. Construction will begin in the first half of 2012. It will host numerous research and teaching facilities on 8,000m2. “The close integration of basic science and clinical research on new cross-sectional and tissue regeneration will be one of the great features of the new facilities,” stressed Resch. In all, these will employ three research professors and around 40 staff.

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12.02.2010

Vienna – Austria-based Intercell AG yesterday announced that its first-in-man trial of the subunit vaccine IV47, designed to prevent infections from the majority of so Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes, of which there are over...

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01.02.2010

Vienna – Austrian-based biotech company f-star has closed an EUR8m extension to its Series A financing round. The investment was co-led by MP Healthcare Venture Management and Merck Serono Ventures. Existing investors Atlas...

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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...

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01.02.2010

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01.02.2010

Vienna – Austrian vaccine specialist Intercell and GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals SA (GSK) have formed a strategic alliance to commercialise needle-free, patch-based vaccines. The agreement will include Intercell’s candidate vaccine...

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06.01.2010

Vienna – Austrian firm Intercell AG has initiated a phase II efficacy trial as part of its clinical development program for the investigational travellers’ diarrhoea (TD) vaccine in India. The primary objective of the field trial...

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29.12.2009

Vienna – Austrian vaccine specialist Intercell AG is to expand the label of its vaccine Ixiaro/JEspect for Japanese encephalitis (JE). On Monday the company announced the start of a clinical phase III study for the travel...

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04.11.2009

Graz – Austria is likely to lead the EU’s efforts to integrate existing national biobanks and associated data throughout Europe into a European biobanking infrastructure. The resource is aimed at reaching critical mass for the...

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21.09.2009

Vienna – Cardiovascular and inflammatory specialist Fibrex Medical has published positive Phase II results for FX06, a peptide for the treatment of reperfusion injury – damage to heart muscle that results from remedial treatment...

Politics / Law, AustriaAustria

14.07.2009

The cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the European Union could soon no longer be decided by scientific facts, but by political preferences. Fourteen member states – among them France, Poland and Portugal –...

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