News

  • 6 May 2009

    Endosense, a medical technology company focused on enabling the broad adoption of catheter ablation for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, has announced that it has received the CE mark for its TactiCath system. The first force-sensing ablation catheter developed worldwide, TactiCath gives physicians a real-time, objective measure of contact force during the catheter ablation procedure. The CE mark allows physicians across Europe to use TactiCath in the treatment of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) of the right atrium.

  • 6 November 2008

    Santhera Pharmaceuticals (SIX: SANN), a Swiss specialty pharmaceutical company focused on neuromuscular diseases, announced today that it has raised gross proceeds of CHF 15.9 million in a private placement with Ares Life Sciences, an investment vehicle established by the Bertarelli family. Santhera sold 370,082 new registered common shares at a price of CHF 43.00 per share representing a premium of 3.7% over the volume-weighted average share price of the last five trading days. The transaction strengthens Santhera's financial flexibility and represents a positive strategic endorsement by a major global biotech investor.

  • 4 September 2008

    PregLem SA, a Swiss biopharmaceutical company specialized in reproductive medicine, today announced that Dr. Fritz Kunz has joined its Board of Directors. 

  • 12 August 2008

    Endosense, a medical technology company focused on enabling the broad adoption of catheter ablation for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, has been awarded ISO 13485:2003 certification for its quality management system by the certification authority NSAI. The international standard for the medical device industry, ISO 13485:2003 verifies Endosense's ability to provide medical devices and related services that consistently meet customer needs and regulatory requirements.

  • 24 July 2008

    Santhera Pharmaceuticals (SWX:SANN), a Swiss specialty pharmaceutical company focused on neuromuscular diseases, announced today that Health Canada has approved with conditions SNT-MC17/idebenone for the treatment of Friedreich's Ataxia. Health Canada's decision is the first marketing authorization worldwide for any Friedreich's Ataxia therapy. The new drug will be marketed in Canada under the brand name Catena®. Santhera has established a wholly owned Canadian subsidiary, Santhera Pharmaceuticals (Canada), Inc. recently incorporated in Montréal, Quebec, to address the needs of Canada's several hundred patients with this rare and severely progressive muscle disease. Launch of Catena is anticipated for the end of October 2008.