May 8, 2019
The daily brief: 8 May 2019
Nightingale and the National University of Singapore (NUS) aim to improve the understanding of chronic diseases in Southeast Asian populations.
All the daily Finnish business news that works: Nightingale, Valmet and Finnish foodstuffs in Germany make headlines.
Finnish company Nightingale is providing novel biomarker data to the National University of Singapore, the Food from Finland initiative helps Finnish food brands establish themselves in Germany, and Finnish company Valmet wins a new order in Mexico.
Finnish healthtech company Nightingale has announced a major collaboration with the National University of Singapore (NUS) that aims to better understand chronic diseases in Southeast Asian populations. Nightingale’s blood analysis technology will be used initially to measure metabolic biomarkers in 5 000 blood samples from the Singapore Multiethnic Cohort (MEC) collection. Recent studies have shown that biomarkers are predictive for future risk of heart disease, diabetes and many other common chronic diseases.
Business Finland’s Food from Finland initiative will start a collaboration with German food shop chain EDEKA, which is set to introduce over 50 foodstuffs and beverages from 17 Finnish food industry brands to its shelves. EDEKA Nord has around 80 shops in northern Germany. In addition, about 20 of the shops will market the Finnish products as part of a larger Finland-themed campaign under the slogan, ‘Finnland – aus der Wildnis’.
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Finnish industrial company Valmet is supplying a quality management solution to Cartones Ponderosa in Mexico. The comprehensive solution will improve the efficiency and overall end-product quality of one of Cartones’ cartonboard machines, BM1. An order of this type is usually worth less than two million euros.
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