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Philips Receives 2016 Best in KLAS Award in Ultrasound


Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG AEX: PHIA) today announced that it has received the “2016 Best in KLAS” award in the Ultrasound category. Philips received KLAS’ prestigious recognition this year for its breadth of ultrasound solutions, spanning diagnostic, interventional, point-of-care and software products. The award recognizes Philips’ commitment to expanding applications for ultrasound, developing a broad portfolio of innovations to provide the right information the first time for more confident diagnostic decision support. KLAS, a leading globa... Read More »

Voter may be more mature than political parties

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What is the state of the Dutch voter? Are we seeing a crisis of confidence between people and politics? Are we on the verge of serious problems and will institutional reforms be inevitable if our country is to remain governable? What about political parties, both in the Netherlands and the rest of Europe? How can we expect the social democrats to evolve in future? How great is the divide between these parties and the electorate? These questions may well be more relevant than ever, as we near the upcoming elections for the House of Representativ... Read More »

Philips teams up with Molecular decision support leader N-of-One to speed up clinical interpretation of cancer genomics


Profiling tumors using genomic information is critical for complex cancer cases, yet challenges remain in rapidly and accurately interpreting genomic findings in the context of a patient’s condition. While most cancer patients have thousands of gene variants and mutations, only a small number actually drive the individual’s specific cancer or may have actionable therapeutic implications for a particular patient.   The Philips IntelliSpace Genomics solution, which uniquely integrates complete patient information, is coupled with N-of-... Read More »

Nutrition protects against the impact of stress on the brain in early life

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Long-term hospital stay Previous research conducted by neuroscientists Eva Naninck, Paul Lucassen and Aniko Korosi revealed that stress during early development also permanently changes the brain in mice. This current study conducted by the same group demonstrates that supplementing the nutrition of the mother during this early period can mitigate the harmful consequences of this early-life stress later on. Korosi: ‘The fact that nutrients can influence impaired brain development deriving from stress in early childhood is hopeful. It enables u... Read More »

New impulse for Dutch-Danish quantum research

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Close collaboration Over the past years - long before the founding of QuSoft and QUMATH - researchers of both centers have already been working together in a natural way. The similarity in research topics and shared research goals offered a common ground for a close collaboration. The interaction has been accelerated through exchange of students and researchers. By signing this MOU both parties want to put the partnership and excellent relation between QuSoft and QMATH on firmer ground. By doing so QuSoft and QMATH agreed to exchange staff and... Read More »

Philips and Masimo sign multi-year business partnership agreement in patient monitoring and select therapy solutions


Philips is a global leader in patient monitoring solutions with a comprehensive product portfolio ranging from multi-parameter bedside monitors to wearable patient monitors combined with mobile applications and clinical decision support tools. With a primary focus on prediction and prevention of patient deterioration, these integrated solutions aim to support clinical workflow and caregiver efficiencies, and enhance patient care. In 2015, an estimated 275 million patients were monitored using Philips’ patient monitoring solutions.   ... Read More »

Big shift in corporate ownership

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With the financial crisis of 2008 everything changed. When the financial market crashed, investors fundamentally changed the way they buy stocks. Before, they invested in actively managed funds, but after the crisis passively managed funds grew rapidly. In the USA, the three biggest passive investors already constitute the single largest shareholder in forty of all listed firms. What are the consequences of this shift in corporate ownership? This question is central to the political scientists who are united in theCorpnet research team. T... Read More »

The Analytics Academy selected as ICT training provider of the year

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The Analytics Academy offers a wide range of education and training in the field of big data, business analytics and data science for directors, managers, project managers and hands-on specialists. The Computable Awards jury praises the Academy primarily for the close collaboration between science and practice. Furthermore, the Academy has relatively extensive experience in data science education for professionals: the MBA Big Data & Business Analytics was the first of its kind in Europe. Marc Salomon accepting the Award Marc Salomo... Read More »

Executive Board opts for administrative dissolution of UvA-AUAS in proposed decision

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In early September, consultancy firms Berenschot and Deloitte issued their reports on the long-term partnership between the UvA and AUAS. In an initial response on 8 September, the Executive Board expressed its preference for dissolution of the administrative union, while retaining the partnership in the area of shared service provision. This issue was the subject of intensive consultation in September and October between the Executive Board and deans, directors, representative advisory bodies, staff and students of the two institutions. The ma... Read More »

Samsung Establishes New European Sales Office for Air Conditioner in Amsterdam


The move comes as part of Samsung’s larger efforts to expand its air conditioning business in the European market. The company estimates that Europe is the second largest B2B air conditioning market in the world – it has shown steady growth of $3.6 billion this year, which is forecasted to increase to $4.2 billion by 2020.   Samsung’s system air conditioner business established strong momentum with several significant new products, including the innovative ceiling-mounted indoor 360 Cassette and the DVM (Digital Variable Multi air co... Read More »

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