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Philips and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust team up to deploy innovative digital pathology network


Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Oxford, UK – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust, today announced plans to create a digital pathology network to help drive faster and more efficient diagnoses for patients. OUH will deploy the Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, which will serve as a central laboratory service for partner sites at Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Great Western Ho... Read More »

Oxford University to benefit from largest ever EIB university loan


The 30 year loan from the world’s largest internationally owned public bank will be used alongside other sources of financing, including grants and philanthropic donations, towards the University’s plans to replace and upgrade existing buildings across Oxford including the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter and to expand the Old Road Campus on the former Park Hospital site. The money has been allocated both to planned buildings and projects that have already been completed. The new EIB support was announced during a visit to Oxford University by ... Read More »

MasterCard: Two thirds of Europeans believe cash is dirty – but struggle to break the bad habit with only one in five washing their hands after holding it


Three quarters of all Europeans surveyed as part of the study, agreed they should be cautious when it comes to handling cash, due to the germs it may contain. However, findings showed that we are more likely to wash our hands after completing other tasks such as touching an animal (46%) or travelling on public transport (36%). Initial research carried out by MasterCard and Oxford University in 2013(2) highlighted that the average European bank note contained 26,000 bacteria which could be potentially harmful to our health. Whilst respondents... Read More »

Prudential: Pramerica Systems Ireland hires its 1000th employee


Heather Smith joins Pramerica as a systems tester. Heather is from England, studied Japanese at Oxford University and spent a couple of years working in Japan. “The company is extremely proud to reach this historic milestone,” said Caroline Faulkner, senior managing director and chief information officer. There is a rich talent pool in Ireland and Pramerica offers high quality jobs to help meet the demands here. “We’re very proud of the organization we have built for Prudential and the positive financial impact we have on the local com... Read More »

Vodafone Foundation and Malala Fund Partnership to tackle female illiteracy and expand girls’ access to education


The Malala Fund was established in 2013 to support efforts to ensure girls in all countries and cultures are able to benefit from access to education. The Vodafone Foundation-Malala Fund partnership will explore ways of using mobile technology to tackle illiteracy among women and girls around the world and expand female access to education. The Vodafone Foundation-Malala Fund collaboration comes in the light of the significant potential for mobile to transform female literacy levels in developing countries, with the Connected Women report, a... Read More »

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