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FRESENIUS sells biotechnology business

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In December 2012, Fresenius had announced to focus on its four established business segments Fresenius Medical Care, Fresenius Kabi, Fresenius Helios and Fresenius Vamed, which offer significant growth opportunities. Ulf Mark Schneider, CEO of Fresenius, said: "The divestiture underlines our strong commitment to focused growth in our four core business segments. We are delighted that our biotechnology business will be in the capable hands of Neopharm, a company with entrepreneurial vision and an outstanding track record in the healthcare fie... Read More »

Bosch Power Tools invests more than 10 million euros in Leinfelden

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Investment is a clear commitment to the Leinfelden location Training center spanning an indoor and outdoor area of 3,000 square meters Increasing product diversity and rising attendances Following a construction time of 13 months, the resulting indoor and outdoor area of the training center measures 3,000 square meters, making it nearly fifty percent larger than before. The product range of Bosch Power Tools has grown continually in recent years, which meant that the capacities of the old center's premises were increasingly being stretc... Read More »

Bayer: strong growth in Life Sciences

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Leverkusen, July 31, 2013 – The Bayer Group achieved strong growth in its Life Sciences businesses in the second quarter of 2013. "At HealthCare, the launches of new pharmaceutical products are progressing considerably better than expected. And CropScience maintained its gratifying business development in a positive market environment," explained Management Board Chairman Dr. Marijn Dekkers on Wednesday at the presentation of the interim report for the second quarter. By contrast, sales at MaterialScience were slightly down from the prior-year ... Read More »

ThyssenKrupp Aerospace acquires the business activities of The Waterjet Group in the UK

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The Waterjet Group (around 40 employees) was established in 2002 and is a leading UK waterjet cutting company for the aerospace industry. The company has several waterjets and related value add equipment, a large number of aerospace approvals and to a smaller extent also serves other high-tech industries, including the medical technology sector. The Waterjet Group operates out of a site near Leeds. With its equipment the company is able to process a wide range of materials and sizes for the European and international customer base. ThyssenKr... Read More »

New online learning platform from Bosch

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With this in mind, Bosch has been offering practical training sessions for a number of years as part of its technical service training offer. This training offer has now been supplemented with a range of online training courses, which allow vehicle mechatronics engineers to build up basic theoretical knowledge using a computer in the workplace or from the comfort of their own home. Bosch has also expanded the range of training courses available and arranged them according to subject area on the new Automotive Campus online learning platform.... Read More »

ALTANA organizes draw for high-quality chemistry experiment sets for elementary schools

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CEO Dr. Matthias L. Wolfgruber today presented school pupils at the Konrad Duden elementary school in Wesel, representing all the winners, with an experiment set: “Simply fantastic just what great ideas the school children from the Wesel district have!” The submissions show above all that the children want to grapple with chemistry. That is precisely the reason why ALTANA wanted to find winners for the sets, which consist of teaching materials, experiment and laboratory equipment, as well as ALTANA lab coats and safety glasses. “We would lik... Read More »

Allianz summer of football

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On July 23, around one thousand "flood volunteers" accepted an invitation from FC Bayern and Allianz to attend the family festival. They had spent several weeks in June helping in the areas of Bavaria and northern Germany that were the worst affected by the flood of the century. Their invitation to join the festival at the Allianz Arena was intended to be a small thank you for their contribution. "We were delighted to be able to organize the presentation of our team for the 2013/2014 season in collaboration with Allianz, our partner of many ... Read More »

Swiss airlines in the Lufthansa Group and Edelweiss Air support the “Wings for Japan” aid project

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With the action, the two Swiss airlines in the Lufthansa Group aim to provide the children with an opportunity to enjoy some diversion and to form friendships for life in the Swiss mountains. They were looked after by about 20 voluntary helpers, who also provided diversion with game afternoons. "Wings for Japan" was launched in 2011, following the publication of the book "Tsunami" by the Japanese journalist Ken Mori, by active and former SWISS employees. In the book, around 80 children aged from 5 to 17 report on their experiences and fates ... Read More »

Bayer offers reinforced polycarbonates for new generation of laptops

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Shanghai, July 30, 2013 – Light enough to be taken anywhere, razor-thin and stylish, powerful and long-lasting: this is what defines a new generation of laptops – the “ultra- notebooks”. They address the needs of today’s technology-savvy people on the move. To help producers meet these demands even better, Bayer MaterialScience is launching a new material solution for the housings: reinforced polycarbonates that offer lightness, durability, and total design freedom, and allow fast and efficient mass production. Such housings for laptops will al... Read More »

Bosch, Silicon sheets harvest electricity from ocean waves

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Until January 2015, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is supporting this project, known as EPoSil (electroactive polymers based on silicon for power generation), to the tune of nearly two million euros. This grant is part of the “smart materials for innovative products” program. Huge potential Waves are a huge potential source of energy – 29,500 terawatt-hours a year, according to calculations by the United Nations. By comparison, the International Energy Agency reports that some 21,500 terawatt-hours of electrical pow... Read More »

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