The Galapagos are raising $ 300 million.

The Galapagos are raising $ 300 million.

The biotechnology company Galapagos has raised 300 USD in fresh money from American investors, via the issuing of new shares, it said Thursday. The Mechelen company issued 2,575,107 new shares, at the price of 116.50 dollars per share. The Bel 20 company announced Wednesday that its Filgotinib, a drug for rheumatism, has performed well in the phase III study, which facilitates a future commercialization.

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SNCF aims to introduce autonomous trains by 2023

SNCF aims to introduce autonomous trains by 2023

The French railway company SNCF said on Wednesday that it intends to introduce fully Autonomous trains into its network by 2023 through partnerships with various stakeholders, including railway builders Alstom and Bombardier. “With the autonomous trains, all trains will drive harmoniously and at the same speed, and railway operations will be more fluid,” SNCF CEO Guillaume Pepy said in a press release. “And increased fluidity means better regularity and greater punctuality of the trains.” The idea is to have more trains running on the busiest lines and also to reduce…

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The European Commission hopes for an agreement to change the time by the end of the year

The European Commission hopes for an agreement to change the time by the end of the year

The European Commission hopes that member States and the European Parliament will be able to reach an agreement to end the two-year changes in Europe’s clock by the end of this year, transport Commissioner Violetta Bulk said on Friday. She hopes 31 March 2019 will be the last time Europe switches to Daylight Saving Time (DST). By April, every member State needs to have submitted its choice for maintaining the summer or winter hour. In theory this means Belgium and the Netherlands, for example, could have different times, but the…

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