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Merz Pharma acquires Swiss aesthetic medicine specialist Anteis
Merz Pharma today announced that it has purchased the Swiss company Anteis S.A., which is specialized in the development, manufacture and commercialization of biomedical products in the area of aesthetics. This completes a union of two companies that have been working in strong and trustworthy partnership for many years. The acquisition strengthens Merz Aesthetics’ portfolio and reinforces its market position in the field of aesthetic medicine while merging Anteis’ operations into one of the leading providers worldwide.
In less than 10 years, Anteis has become a strong global player in the area of injectable medical devices based on biopolymer transformation. Anteis has developed several highly innovative and highly differentiated products in the field of aesthetics, e.g. wrinkle-filling gels, resorbable implants and cutaneous rehydration gels. Their product lines Esthélis, Fortélis, Mesolis and Modélis as well as the Jolidermis range and the Anteis Injection System are available in over 90 countries in five continents. Besides aesthetic dermatology, Anteis is also active in the fields of ophthalmology and orthopedics.
Posted: November 8, 2013
Our new cleantech incubator is opened and operational
Swiss federal Councillor Doris Leuthard was in Geneva on September 3rd opening a new and dedicated cleantech cluster. Small companies specializing in green technologies and renewable energy are placed together to give the cleantech sector a boost, and with the aim to attract environmental technology businesses from abroad. Mrs. Leuthard says that by investing in renewable energy, Switzerland is creating jobs and reducing its dependence on fossil fuels.
The footage of the inauguration of the Cleantech Incubator is now on line
For those who did have the opportunity to join us at the inauguration of our new cleantech cluster, have a look at the video summarizing salient moments of this unforgettable day!
Posted: October 03, 2012
The Cleantech Incubator is up and running
Swiss federal Councilor Doris Leuthard joined Geneva officials on September 3rd for the inauguration of a cleantech business incubator. Small companies specializing in green technologies and renewable energy are placed together to give the cleantech sector a boost. Mrs. Leuthard says that by investing in renewable energy, Switzerland is creating jobs and reducing its dependence on fossil fuels. The centre hosts three organizations funded and supported by the cantonal government of Geneva that are geared to attracting green firms to Geneva. The canton’s three organizations are:
- the foundation for business aid (FAE),
- the Geneva foundation for technological innovation (FONGIT)
- the office for the Promotion of Industry and Technology (OPI)
These organizations have assembled in one location core skills in management, strategy, finance, fund raising, communication and promotion, which are readily available to new ventures, start-ups and businesses in the green industry. The organizations are already studying several cleantech projects with a goal of establishing a centre of excellence in environmental technologies, with the intent on becoming a centre of excellence for cleantech by 2020. The Geneva center is one of several planned around Switzerland as part of a Federal Master Plan to coordinate resource efficiency and renewable energies. The national plan envisages a partnership of the federal government, the cantons, the private sector and academic players.
Posted: September 04, 2012
The new cleantech incubator is officially launched in September 2012
Under the law recently adopted by the Grand Council of Geneva, FAE, FONGIT and OPI relocated to the same premises to better orchestrate and foster the development of cleantech activities in Geneva. The objective is to strengthen synergies between all organizations and stakeholders supporting innovation by offering tailored services to technology companies. The new cleantech incubator dedicated to green technologies is operational and it will be officially launched next September. Contact us and Apply here.
Posted: July 11, 2012
The new cleantech incubator is hosting its first companies
Fongit is expanding its start up accelerator by adding 100 work spaces for high tech ventures. This brand new venue is designed to provide outstanding work and creative environments to entrepreneurs. It is a One-Stop Shop for entrepreneurship tailored to stimulate the development of technological and industrial companies in the region. Fongit partners with Geneva’s departments for Trade and Industry that all committed to support the development of this initiative. Space is limited. Apply here.
Posted: July 6, 2012
Fongit Seed Invest invests in Abionic
Fongit Seed Invest, Polytech Ventures & Cie SCPC, Blue Ocean Ventures, Business Angels Switzerland (BAS) is part of the consortium, led by MedHoldings, that invested CHF 2 million in Abionic. Several independent business angels have also taken part in this first round of investment. As a spin-off from EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Switzerland), Abionic uses the most advanced technology to supply physicians with a novel point-of-care diagnostic tool and thereby provide patients with personal allergy profiles. Its portable biomedical diagnostic devices – abioSCOPE and abioDISC – detect the most common type pollen, food and animal allergies. Its patented nanofluidic biosensors allows to drastically speed-up in vitro tests and its products are a reliable and cost-effective alternative to classical time-consuming blood tests and standard painful skin tests.
Posted: April 30, 2012
Cleantech: a center of excellence for Geneva and Western Switzerland
The department of regional affairs, economy and health (DARES) today unveiled the findings of an analysis report on the creation of a center of excellence Cleantech in Geneva and Western Switzerland. The analysis shows that Geneva and Western Switzerland have real assets to establish a competence center of international Cleantech. The main directions are the establishment of an incubator for applied research and development, the strengthening R&D activities, the creation of an international reflection on Corporate Policies on sustainable development and cleantech, the opening of the incubator to countries that do not meet the adequate framework conditions, including the creation of regional institutes, and the development of financial activities related to certificates of Cleantech and “carbon offset trading.
Posted: Sept 20th, 2011