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DARMSTADT, Germany & NEW YORK - Thursday, October 8th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

    Fast Track milestone for avelumab builds upon recent Orphan Drug designation in this aggressive skin cancer
    Fast Track designation highlights the serious, unmet medical need that exists for patients with this disease

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Merck and Pfizer today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted avelumab*, an investigational fully human anti-PD-L1 IgG1 monoclonal antibody, Fast Track designation for the treatment of metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), a rare and aggressive type of skin cancer.1,2 This announcement builds on the recent FDA Orphan Drug designation that was granted for avelumab on September 21, 2015 for the treatment of MCC. The Fast Track designation is designed to facilitate the development, and expedite the review, of drugs to treat serious conditions and address an unmet medical need.

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HEFEI, China - Thursday, October 8th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- According to figures released by China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, 91859 units of JAC S3 were sold during the first half year of 2015, topping the sales list amongst all compact SUVs in China. Following the success of S3, JAC recently launched another compact SUV S2.

JAC receives S2 orders of more than 10,000 units in 18 days

JAC held an internet release conference on August 31st and an on-site release conference at the 2015 Chengdu Motor Show on September 4th, and received orders of more than 10,000 units in just 18 days. The S2 internet release conference attracted more than 2 million participants and became an instant hit on BBS and SNS.

S2’s stunning sporty appearance attracts young buyers

Considered as typically energetic and young, S2 has a sporty appearance highlighting aesthetic details that appeal to a young population. S2 features a front gri ... Read more »

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SpaceIL Becomes First Google Lunar XPRIZE Team to Produce a Verified Launch Contract for a 2017 Mission, Using a SpaceX Falcon 9 Launcher via Spaceflight Industries

JERUSALEM - Wednesday, October 7th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- At a press conference held in Jerusalem today, alongside Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, and Bob Weiss, vice chairman and president of XPRIZE, SpaceIL announced a significant milestone in its race to the moon: securing a “ticket to the moon” on a SpaceX Falcon 9 launcher, with a mission scheduled for the second half of 2017. With this, SpaceIL becomes the first team to produce a verified launch contract in the US$30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE competition, and aims to accomplish not only the first Israeli mission to the moon, but also the world’s first private lunar mission.

“We are proud to officially confirm receipt and verification of SpaceIL’s launch contract, positioning them as the first an ... Read more »

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Mobile Operator Investments Fuelling Innovation and Inclusion Across Sub-Saharan Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Thursday, October 8th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The mobile industry in Sub-Saharan Africa contributed more than US$100 billion to the region’s economy last year, according to a new GSMA study published at the ‘Mobile 360 Series – Africa’ conference being held in Cape Town this week. The new study, ‘The Mobile Economy – Sub-Saharan Africa 2015’, finds that the US$102 billion economic contribution in 2014 was equivalent to 5.7 per cent of the region’s GDP1. Mobile operators directly contributed US$31 billion, representing 1.7 per cent of GDP. This economic contribution is set to increase over the coming years as mobile operators continue to extend connectivity to unconnected populations across the region and roll out new mobile broadband networks and services. The industry is forecast to contribute ... Read more »

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Experienced sales leader joins team to accelerate rapid growth as SciQuest continues to transform procurement across EMEA

MORRISVILLE, N.C. - Thursday, October 8th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SciQuest, Inc. (Nasdaq: SQI), a leading provider of cloud-based business automation solutions for spend management, today announced the appointment of Mike Lunt as vice president of sales for the EMEA region. Lunt will lead the continued expansion and evolution of SciQuest’s customer portfolio and service offerings in EMEA. Additionally, he will work with the company’s staff in the United Kingdom and Germany to ensure customers can benefit from a more strategic approach to procurement, sourcing and settlement solutions.

SciQuest has experienced rapid growth in the EMEA region over the last five years and anticipates continued expansion as regional and global companies automate and streamline their procurement processes. Specifically, SciQuest’s ... Read more »

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