Cyprus/Greece/MaltaCyprusGreeceMalta

Research reform

10.12.2011

Athens – Greek researchers have called on members of the international research community to sensitise their governments to the problems in their country’s research landscape. “The orderly execution of the badly needed reforms takes time,” Michalis Haliassos and others said in a open letter. Haliassos is a professor of economics at the University of Frankfurt. Restructuring quickly would be only possible with arbitrary cuts, the researchers added, and could harm the research community in Greece permanently.
“No one doubts comprehensive reforms are necessary in Greece’s research infrastructure,” Haliassos said, but qualified that by saying indiscriminately laying off staff or closing research centres would hamper the long-term recovery of the country’s economy: “International creditors must keep up the pressure for reforms, but they shouldn’t be too impatient regarding the time frame,” he said. “We need to heal the patient – not kill him with an overdose.”
In an op-ed article a few days earlier, Kevin Featherstone – an economist and the first foreign member of the Greek National Council for Research and Technology – said the council is “busy putting in place reforms that will radically alter the research landscape (and)…it is imperative that Greece be afforded the opportunity for an orderly implementation of such measures."

Cyprus/Greece/MaltaCyprusGreeceMalta

01.10.2011

Athens – The supply of innovative bio­pharmaceuticals to Greek hospitals has broken down. Swiss Roche AG has pulled the plug by stopping delivery of drugs for cancer and other diseases to some state-funded hospitals. Among them...

Cyprus/Greece/MaltaCyprusGreeceMalta

10.06.2011

Athens – The situation in the pharmaceutical market in Greece increasingly looks to be spiralling out of control. According to the Financial Times, the Greek government already appears to be unable to pay healthcare companies...

Cyprus/Greece/MaltaCyprusGreeceMalta

10.07.2010

Athens – The Novo Nordisk Group has restarted sales of its insulin products in Greece. At the beginning of June, the Danish pharmaceutical company had pulled out 17 products – mostly insulin or insulin analogues – after the Greek...

Cyprus/Greece/MaltaCyprusGreeceMalta

11.03.2010

Athens – A EUR2.5m EU research project targeting olfaction in the malaria carrier Anopheles gambiae is to be coordinated by Greek researchers from the Institute of Bio­logy at the Demokritos National Centre of Scientific Research...

Cyprus/Greece/Malta, PolandCyprusGreeceMalta

29.04.2009

Nicosia – Golgi Pharmaceuticals Ltd is strengthening its collaboration with London-based ReGen Therapeutics. The Cypriot firm will produce and package Colostrinin tablets, and expand distribution to Greece and other Balkan...

Cyprus/Greece/MaltaCyprusGreeceMalta

29.04.2009

Athens –The 5th International Biotechnology Forum (IGBF5), which is to be held May 8-9 in Athens, boasts appearances by three Nobel Prize winners. Andrew Schally, Richard Roberts and Sir Peter Mansfield will speak at the opening...

Cyprus/Greece/MaltaCyprusGreeceMalta

16.04.2009

Golgi Pharmaceuticals of Cyprus is strengthening its collaboration with London-based ReGen Therapeutics. Golgi will produce tablets of and package Colostrinin, and expand distribution to Greece and other Balcan countries....

Cyprus/Greece/MaltaCyprusGreeceMalta

03.11.2008

Athens/Houston – Greece is planning to establish state-of-the-art clinics for stem cell therapy with associated stem cell banks. In mid-August, GloCal Investment Ventures Enterprise (G.I.V.E.) – a venture capital fund backed by...

Cyprus/Greece/MaltaCyprusGreeceMalta

18.08.2008

Athens – Greek diagnostics supplier Neo­medica has entered into a distribution agreement with Swedish Life Assays AB (Lund), a daughter of Chemel AB. Neo­medica, a specialist for point-of care tests, now has exclusive rights to...

Cyprus/Greece/MaltaCyprusGreeceMalta

19.03.2008

Athens – Greek conglomerate Alapis is further expanding its healthcare arm (production of veterinary pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and nutritional supplements), an area that made up 75% of its total EBITDA of €117.3m in...

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