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Patent protection Fight over rights to Covid-19 drugs puts Switzerland in a tough spot

As calls mount for equitable access, Switzerland is caught between established practice and global solidarity in how to encourage medical innovation.

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CEO Interview Lonza ‘scaling up’ Moderna's promising Covid-19 vaccine process

Lonza CEO Albert Baehny says the firm is prepared to produce hundreds of millions of doses of the Moderna vaccine if it proves effective.

Clean gold: How Switzerland could set new supply chain standards

Switzerland is the undisputed top dog of the global gold industry, refining a majority of the world’s gold, as well as being the leading ...

Coronavirus and airlines Parliament approves funds to keep vital Swiss air links open

Having lost its national airline, Switzerland is determined not to be deprived of international air connections as well.

Testing Novartis CEO warns that data on Covid-19 drugs is missing

Potential pharmaceutical solutions to combat Covid-19 must have strong clinical data to back their efficacy, according to Novartis boss Vasant ...

This content was published on April 28, 2020 9:51 AM

Precious metal Is Venezuela’s gold a liability for Switzerland?

Venezuela is illegally mining and trading in gold, and Switzerland could be one of its clients, according to Swiss media reports.

Easing lockdown Cautious reopening of some border points

Five border crossing points with France are to be partially reopened on Monday following the announcement of a crisis exit plan.

This content was published on April 19, 2020 6:17 PM

Coronavirus crisis SWISS expects to run only 20% of flights this summer

Swiss Airlines currently expects to be running only 20% of its flight schedule this summer due to the coronavirus crisis, one of its directors says.

This content was published on April 19, 2020 3:05 PM

Hairdressers vs restaurants Government's loosening lockdown plan under scrutiny

Swiss Economics Minister Guy Parmelin says state aid to compnies coming out of coronavirus lockdown should not become a “pillow for laziness”.

This content was published on April 19, 2020 12:43 PM

coronavirus treatments Covid-19 therapy could come by end of year, vaccine in 2021

Swiss pharma and business insiders predict that an effective drug therapy against Covid-19 will be available by the end of this year, but a ...

This content was published on April 14, 2020 11:11 AM