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Innovation in existing biotech medicines to benefit patients

Some biologics are being explored to address unmet medical needs in more than 20 indications

Biotechnology medicines have a high potential for application across additional therapeutic indications, offering the promise to address currently unmet medical needs. This potential stems from the targeted mode of action of biotechnology medicines, which involve molecules or pathways that are common in many seemingly different diseases.

EGEC - European Geothermal Energy

EGEC, the European Geothermal Energy Council, was founded in 1998 as an international non-profit association in Brussels. Its office is based nearby the European Institutions in the Renewable Energy House.

EGEC has now more than 110 members from 22 European countries: private companies, national associations, consultants, research centers, geological surveys and other public authorities.

Industry welcomes the European Commission’s Communication on key enabling technologies

Industry welcomes the European Commission’s Communication on key enabling technologies – ‘Industry is ready to play its role’ but concrete measures are needed to restore European competitiveness now.

European Commission confirms: Microelectronics and semiconductors are “indispensable” for Europe’s future.

European Paper Week: ‘Building on paper’s values’

New Venue, New Sponsor, Register Now!

Registration for this year’s European Paper Week has started. The networking event of the year within the pulp and paper industry will take place in Brussels at a new venue the Marivaux Hotel and the Palais de la Bourse under the theme ‘Building on paper’s values’. From 17-19 November more than 300 participants will come together to discuss and debate the latest key issues and challenges facing the industry.


COPA-COGECA DISAPPOINTED BY LACK OF ACTION AT FCopa-Cogeca was disappointed today that the EU Commission failed to propose further action to help solve the crisis facing EU dairy farmers and urged EU politicians to urgently agree on measures at EU Farm Ministers next meeting later this month.

IRU New Eurasian Land Transport Initiative moves up a gear

IRU's New Eurasian Land Transport Initiative (NELTI) enters its second phase, in partnership with the Asian Development Bank, by developing a road map to reduce the time and cost of road haulage in transit countries between China and Europe.

Moscow - Launched in September 2008 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, the IRU's New Eurasian Land Transport Initiative (NELTI) is now entering a second phase, in light of its compelling results presented at the 5th IRU Euro-Asian Road Transport Conference in June 2009.

Civil Society reminds MEPs to stay in touch

Brussels, 05 October 2009 - Only a couple of months into their five-year term, the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are already being reminded of their grass roots. This week, the corridors of the EP are swarming with the representatives of European Civil Society networks, eager to help the new MEPs off to a good start.

EU rarm leaders call for radical action to be taken to bring agriculture sector out of crisis

EU farm leaders urge EU politicians in Brussels today to take radical action in the EU dairy sector to help solve the unprecedented crisis currently facing dairy producers.

The move comes as EU Farm Ministers meet to debate the drastic market situation at an extra meeting organised by the Swedish Presidency. It also comes in the run up to Ministers meeting later this month when the catastrophic situation will be discussed again.

Key stakeholders should share the responsibility of balancing the benefits and risks from new medicines

Key stakeholders should share the responsibility of balancing the benefits and risks from new medicines, as the EBE workshop debated during the European Health Forum Gastein

Approximately 30 Million EU Citizens Suffer from a “Rare Disease”

• More than 6000 rare diseases affect five percent of the population

• EU programme “e-rare” is to integrate the fragmented landscape of research

• Number of countries participating in e-rare will grow considerably in 2010


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