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Investigating feasibility of rapid, low-cost STI diagnostics development.

SYDNEY-Thursday 7 November 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SpeeDx Pty. Ltd. and QuantuMDx Group Ltd. today announced a collaboration with the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND). The global non-profit organization drives development and delivery of diagnostics to combat major diseases affecting the world’s poorest populations. The collaborative project will assess the feasibility of developing low-cost point of care (POC) tests for common sexually transmitted infections (STIs). SpeeDx will use their proprietary PlexPCR® technology to develop multiplex tests for common STIs, including gonorrhoea and Mycoplasma genitalium (Mgen), to be run on the QuantuMDx Q-POCTM POC device.

“We are excited by this collaboration with QuantuMDx and the potential to expand access to high quality testing options to the areas of the world that really need it,” ... Read more »

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− New England Journal of Medicine publishes primary endpoint analysis from ongoing Phase 3 study of Takeda’s dengue vaccine candidate

− Over 20,000 study participants in dengue-endemic areas in Latin America and Asia received two doses of Takeda’s dengue vaccine candidate or placebo administered three months apart

− Results demonstrated overall vaccine efficacy of 80.2% (12-month follow-up after second dose) against virologically confirmed dengue; exploratory analyses of secondary endpoints showed 82.2% vaccine efficacy among baseline seropositives and 74.9% vaccine efficacy among baseline seronegatives; the vaccine candidate was generally well tolerated with no important safety risks observed to date

− Formal assessment of secondary efficacy endpoints (18-month follow-up after second dose) will be presented later this year; safety and efficacy will be assessed over a total of four and a half years

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. ... Read more »

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 Group revenue grew year-on-year for the ninth consecutive quarter, reaching US$13.5 billion

Pre-tax Income (PTI) grew 45% year-on-year to US$310 million

Net income up 20% year-on-year to US$202 million

Lenovo continues to be the world’s #1 player in the global PC market with record shipments of 17.3 million units, including double-digit premium segments growth

Software and services revenue* up 35% year-on-year to US$883 million

HONG KONG-Thursday 7 November 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Lenovo Group (HKSE: 992) (PINK SHEETS: LNVGY) today announced Group revenue in the second quarter reached US$13.5 billion, the ninth consecutive, year-on-year quarter of growth. Pre-tax income grew 45% compared to the same quarter a year earlier, to US$310 million. Net income also increased 20% year-on-year to US$202 million. Revenue mix continues to be balanced across the company’s four geographies (Americas, Asia Pacific, Chi ... Read more »

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− The manufacturing plant opening marks an important milestone for Takeda’s mission to tackle the global threat of dengue

− The site will be utilized for formulation, fill, finish and secondary packaging of Takeda’s dengue vaccine candidate

− Takeda’s dengue vaccine candidate is currently being evaluated in the pivotal Phase 3 Tetravalent Immunization against Dengue Efficacy Study (TIDES) trial1


SINGEN, Germany-Thursday 7 November 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) (“Takeda”) today announced the opening of its new manufacturing plant in Singen, Germany, for its dengue vaccine candidate, TAK-003. The Singen vaccine plant will be utilized for formulation, fill, finish and secondary packaging of the dengue vaccine candidate starting with the packaging line. Takeda invested more than 130 million Euro and will employ up to 200 ... Read more »

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OSAKA, Japan & KAWASAKI, Japan-Thursday 7 November 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Panasonic Corporation (Panasonic) and Institute of Microchemical Technology Co., Ltd. (IMT) jointly developed a technology for mass production of microfluidic devices*2 using a glass molding. Compared to the conventional glass etching method, this technology realizes low cost (about 1/10) and highly accurate (about 10 times) mass production. These devices can be applied to sensing and analysis for medical, biological, environmental (water and air quality) applications, etc. The companies will start accepting prototype orders from FY2019, and are planning to start mass production from FY2020. Panasonic and IMT will present and exhibit this device at the 40th meeting of Society for Chemistry and Micro-Nano Systems (CHEMINAS 40th) held at Act City Hamamatsu in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan from November 19th to 21st.

Conventional glass microflu ... Read more »

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 esports investment vehicle Rewired.GG pours €34 million total into Team Vitality, a leading European esports team boasting top international players


LONDON-Thursday 7 November 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Rewired.GG, the €50m esports venture fund that invests in the global growth of esports, is delighted to announce that it has invested a further €14 million into Team Vitality, taking its total investment to date to €34 million. Today also marks the opening of the new multi-million euro Team Vitality headquarters in Paris, called V.Hive, which will be open to the public. In a world’s first for an esports team, the 10,700 sq ft V.Hive has more than 530 sq ft of store front in the bustling heart of Paris, and will offer engaging esports discoveries and experiences to anyone who walks in.

Team Vitality is one of the biggest esports teams in Europe and boasts some of the world’s top esports pla ... Read more »

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates, -Thursday 7 November 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

TechKnowledge has been named the ‘Digital Business of the Year’ at the SME Gulf Capital Digital Business of the Year Award ceremony held on September 25, at the Ritz Carlton DIFC, Dubai.

The Awards identify start-ups, innovative SME’s with exemplary products and services, the SME’s who invest in their employees’ environments, customer strategies and the visionary entrepreneurs leading them.

In presenting the award, the judges noted how TechKnowledge has created products that are a perfect fit for the needs of our society. Specifically included in the judge’s acknowledgement were the contributions and excellence of the Techknowledge distribution business, Al Manhal, Nahla wa Nahil, and DeepKnowledge.

According to the UAE Ministry of Economy, the SME sector represents more than 94 per cent of the total number of companies operating in the country an ... Read more »

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Esri Experts to Demonstrate How Architects, Engineers, and Construction Professionals Improve BIM Processes with Location Intelligence

REDLANDS, Calif.-Thursday 7 November 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced that it will join this year's GEOBIM conference, to be held November 11–12 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Esri is the platinum sponsor of this year's event, where experts from Esri will exhibit as well as participate in panel discussions to share the importance of providing geographic context to building information modeling (BIM) content.

With the increasing need to design smart and sustainable cities, geospatial perspective has never been more important in BIM processes. Esri's diverse range of tools and applications can be integrated into any phase of the BIM life cycle, from planning, design, permitting, and field operations to program and construction manage ... Read more »

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On the occasion, the center is giving more individuals the chance to benefit from their services

Dubai, United Arab Emirates-Thursday 7 November 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

Fakih IVF Fertility Center in Oman has recently witnessed an increase in number of patients battling infertility, over 800 patients have been treated since its inception. Doctors at the center suggest that the inability to conceive in certain cases is due to female factors and in many others is due to a man being infertile.

Therefore on the occasion of the 49th Oman National Day, Fakih IVF is providing all patients the opportunity to benefit from certain IVF-ICSI packages, all inclusive of medications and free consultation, valid until the end of month.

Dr. Walaa Zidan, Specialist Obstetrics & Gynecology at Fakih IVF Fertility Center Oman said, “In most females’ polycystic ovary syndrome, poor ovarian reserve and tubal factors are the common factors causing fertility. In ma ... Read more »

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SAN FRANCISCO-Thursday 7 November 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Ripple, the enterprise blockchain solution for global payments, announced today that the company has surpassed 300 customers. Ripple has also seen 10x year-over-year growth in transactions on RippleNet, the company’s global network of banks, financial institutions and payment providers that sends money globally, instantly and reliably for fractions of a penny.

Just last year at Ripple’s annual conference Swell, the company announced On-Demand Liquidity (ODL), which leverages the digital asset XRP as a bridge currency to eliminate the need for pre-funding in cross border payments.

In less than a year since the commercialization of ODL, Ripple has seen tremendous growth and customer interest with more than two dozen customers signed on to use the product. Some of the notable customers committed to using ODL include MoneyGram, goLance, Viamericas, FlashFX and Interbank Peru. The ... Read more »

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