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Roche’s OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) shorter 2-hour infusion time approved in Europe

• Reduces infusion time to 2 hours from the conventional 3.5 hours for patients with relapsing or primary progressive multiple sclerosis • EMA approval based on data from the randomised, double-blind ENSEMBLE PLUS study, showing consistent safety to the conventional OCREVUS dosing regimen Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced European Medicines Agency (EMA) […]

Reinforcing Europe’s resilience: halting biodiversity loss and building a healthy and sustainable food system

Today, the European Commission adopted a comprehensive new Biodiversity Strategy to bring nature back into our lives and a Farm to Fork Strategy for a fair, healthy and environmentally friendly food system. The two strategies are mutually reinforcing, bringing together nature, farmers, business and consumers for jointly working towards a competitively sustainable future. In line […]

Investment Plan for Europe supports €50 million financing agreement with Pluristem to develop coronavirus therapies

Today, the European Investment Bank signed a €50 million financing agreement with Israeli regenerative medicine company Pluristem – through its German subsidiary Pluristem GmbH – to help the company to advance the clinical development of its cell therapies and address a number of severe medical conditions. I n particular, it has recently treated several patients […]

Coronavirus: President von der Leyen outlines EU budget as Marshall Plan for Europe’s recovery

Today, President Ursula von der Leyen gave a speech at the European Parliament plenary session on the EU’s coordinated action to fight the coronavirus pandemic and its consequences. The President honoured the memory of the tens of thousands of Europeans who have lost their lives. Their stories are strengthening our determination to do everything in […]

COVID-19: How to protect yourself from falsified medical products?

At a time when the Covid-19 epidemic is posing unprecedented challenges to the health sector, the Council of Europe calls on governments to be extremely vigilant against counterfeit or falsified medicines and medical products. Faced with this threat, states can rely on the MEDICRIME Convention to safeguard public health and target the criminal behaviour of […]

ESCALAR: up to €1.2 billion to help high potential companies grow and expand in Europe

Today, the Commission is launching ESCALAR, a new investment approach, developed together with the European Investment Fund (EIF), that will support venture capital and growth financing for promising companies, enabling them to scale up in Europe and help reinforce Europe’s economic and technological sovereignty. It will provide up to €300 million aiming to increase the […]

Coronavirus: Commission presents practical guidance to ensure continuous flow of goods across EU via green lanes

Today, the Commission issued new practical advice on how to implement its Guidelines for border management, in order to keep freight moving across the EU during the current pandemic. To ensure that EU-wide supply chains continue to operate, Member States are requested to designate, without delay, all the relevant internal border-crossing points on the trans-European […]