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 New offering incorporates clinical, commercial and regulatory insight to improve the probability of an asset’s commercial success

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. - Thursday, December 10th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Quintiles, the world’s largest provider of biopharmaceutical services, today announced the launch of its Integrated Asset Development Plan (IADP) offering. This new suite of services combines development strategy, regulatory strategy, market and patient access and commercial expertise, with in-depth therapeutic knowledge, a facilitated strategic-planning process, data analytics and modeling to deliver an integrated asset-development plan.

IADP brings together cross-functional strategies and operational delivery to enable more informed decisions that speed market access, fulfill regulatory requirements and help optimize commercial potential. Potential assets that could benefit from this new offering include small molecule dr ... Read more »

Views: 64 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 12.13.2015

DARMSTADT, Germany & NEW YORK - Wednesday, December 9th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

    Trials mark third and fourth Phase III studies of avelumab initiated by Merck and Pfizer this year
    First-line study designed to evaluate superiority of avelumab immunotherapy as a maintenance treatment for advanced or metastatic gastric/gastro-esophageal junction cancers versus continuation of first-line platinum-based chemotherapy
    Third-line study designed to evaluate avelumab immunotherapy as a third-line treatment in advanced or metastatic gastric/gastro-esophageal junction cancers

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Merck and Pfizer today announced the initiation of two Phase III studies of avelumab*, an investigational, fully human anti-PD-L1 IgG1 monoclonal antibody, in treating advanced or metastatic gastric/gastro-esophageal junction (GEJ) cancers, which are aggressive cancers with poor survival rates. These pivotal trials are inve ... Read more »

Views: 103 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 12.13.2015

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Thursday, December 10th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The Traffic and Patrols Directorate at the Directorate General of Central Operations at the Abu Dhabi Police have recently organized an open-community dialogue for drivers who have broken the traffic laws, or who have violated the vehicle decoration regulations for the National day and other occasions. The event, which was held in the Directorate’s auditorium, took place in order to avoid the recurrence of the violator’s misconduct, which deviates from the slogan of the celebrations:   “Let's Celebrate the Spirit of the Union without Violations”. The violations included being too noisy, causing disturbances, or driving in a way that endanger the public.

Brigadier Khamis Ishaq Mohammed, Director of the Abu Dhabi Police Traffic and Patrols Directorate, said: “One of the priorities of the Abu Dhabi Police’s traffic safety strategy is to provide ... Read more »

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TAIPEI, Taiwan - Friday, December 11th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The 36th edition of global professional ICT trade show COMPUTEX TAIPEI will take place from May 31st to June 4th, 2016 in Taipei. One of the leading ICT trade shows in the world, the show will be held at TWTC Exhibition Halls 1 and 3, Nangang Exhibition Hall 1, and the Taipei International Conference Center (TICC).     

       COMPUTEX TAIPEI resets its position each year in response to the rapid development of the ICT industry and reorganizes the exhibition areas accordingly. The positioning of the 2016 show is “Building Partnerships in Internet Computing Ecosystems”, focusing on IoT applications, innovation and startups, and business solutions. In order to highlight IoT applications and startup, COMPUTEX has created two new exhibits, SmarTEX and InnoVEX. The two exhibits have already received a lot of buzz from domestic and overs ... Read more »

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Thursday, December 10th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) today announced that its Board of Directors, after careful review and consideration of how to best drive long-term value for shareholders, has unanimously decided to suspend work on the pending plan, announced in January of 2015, to spin off the company’s remaining holdings in Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA). The Board will now evaluate alternative transaction structures to separate the Alibaba stake, focusing specifically on a reverse of the previously announced spin transaction.

In the reverse spin off, Yahoo’s assets and liabilities other than the Alibaba stake would be transferred to a newly formed company, the stock of which would be distributed pro rata to Yahoo shareholders resulting in two separate publicly-traded companies.

“We believe that the previously announced spin off would be tax free to Yahoo and its shareho ... Read more »

Views: 51 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 12.13.2015

Moon Express Set for 2017 Mission in Pursuit of the Google Lunar XPRIZE

LOS ANGELES - Wednesday, December 9th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Moon Express, Inc. has received official verification today of their launch contract from XPRIZE as part of the $30M Google Lunar XPRIZE, a global competition for privately funded teams to land an unmanned spacecraft on the surface of the moon by December 31, 2017. Moon Express will use a Rocket Lab Electron rocket combined with the company’s “MX-1E” micro-lander as part of a 2017 mission.

“We are extremely proud to officially confirm receipt and verification of Moon Express’ launch contract,” said Bob Weiss, vice chairman and president of XPRIZE. "Having multiple teams attempting actual missions to the moon is a hallmark of a genuine competition. Verified launch contracts are the 'bona fides' that teams need to demonstrate that they are in it to win it. Moon Express ... Read more »

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HOUSTON - Friday, December 11th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) announced today that Schlumberger Holding Corporation (“SHC”), its wholly-owned subsidiary and the holding company for its U.S. operations, will issue five tranches of senior notes with the following maturities: 2017 (the “2017 Notes”); 2018 (the “2018 Notes”); 2020 (the “2020 Notes”); 2022 (the “2022 Notes”); and 2025 (the “2025 Notes” and together with the 2017 Notes, the 2018 Notes, the 2020 Notes and the 2022 Notes, the “Notes”). The offering is expected to close on December 10, 2015.

The net proceeds to SHC from the offering will be used for general corporate purposes, including to finance a portion of the consideration of Schlumberger’s pending acquisition of Cameron International Corporation.

About Schlumberger

Schlumberger is the world’s leading supp ... Read more »

Views: 97 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 12.13.2015