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Life-Sciences and Healthcare Communications Leaders John “Zeke” Czekanski and Scott Roberts Join Citrus Global Healthcare Communications Group as Managing Partners21.3.2019 17:21:00 EET | Tiedote

Industry leaders John “Zeke” Czekanski and Scott Roberts have joined Citrus Global Healthcare Communications Group as Managing Partners. Zeke will oversee Citrus Scientific while Scott brings his extensive global market access and value experience in guiding Citrus Access. Together they will actively co-manage Citrus Strategy, providing insights enabling clients to innovate with confidence, broaden opportunities, and drive meaningful human-health outcomes forward. “I’m thrilled to be part of the Citrus Group working in partnership with our clients, the medical community, payers, government agencies, and global healthcare stakeholders. We look forward to delivering meaningful scientific insights and market-access solutions,” commented Zeke. Scott added, “There is a critical need in our industry, especially with highly innovative small to mid-size life-science companies, for a transformational agency applying data and analytics along with a holistic approach to the communications continu

Abzena Announces New Fully Integrated Developability and Optimization Service to Improve Lead Selection and De-risk Biologic Cell Line Development21.3.2019 16:44:00 EET | Tiedote

Abzena, the leading biologics target to GMP partner research organisation (PRO), announced its Cambridge UK site has brought together its extensive discovery, immunogenicity assessment, protein engineering, formulation, bioassay and analytical expertise to launch a developability assessment and optimization service to assist customers in selecting and developing the best lead candidate to take forward for manufacture. The new Developability Service reduces the time, risk and cost required to take multiple lead candidates through cell line development and manufacturing. Biologics have potential liabilities for safety, functionality, stability and scalability and when these issues are identified early alternate leads can be selected, liabilities engineered out or measures can be taken to mitigate risk. The Developability Service also enables the selection of drug candidates most aligned with the target product profile by evaluating a range of functionality and specificity readouts. The s

XPRIZE Identifies 10 Future Breakthroughs Required to Protect Our Forests21.3.2019 16:27:00 EET | Tiedote

Today, on the United Nations’ International Day of Forests, XPRIZE is releasing the Future of Forests Impact Roadmap, created in partnership with Kimberly-Clark Corporation. The digital report and its interactive website, based on future foresight techniques, illustrate the breakthroughs required for a healthier forest ecosystem, which might be the basis of future XPRIZE competitions. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190321005409/en/ Across the world, forests provide food security and shelter, protect biodiversity and house indigenous populations. While forests cover more than 30 percent of the Earth’s surface, more than 32 million acres of forests are lost due to human activity every year, with research showing that continued mass deforestation and degradation is accelerating climate change. XPRIZE designs and operates global competitions to incentivize the development of technological breakthroughs that accel

Mark Thorne Joins BCW as Global Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer21.3.2019 16:17:00 EET | Tiedote

BCW (Burson Cohn & Wolfe), a leading global communications agency, announced today that Mark Thorne has been appointed Global Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. Thorne will be a strategic partner to BCW Global CEO Donna Imperato in transforming the agency’s financial model to better reflect its wide range of services and offerings. He is based in New York and replaces Pat Przybyski, formerly Global Chief Financial Officer. “Mark is well known for his strong business acumen, deep operational experience and high-level strategic thinking,” said Imperato. “I have known Mark for many years and am thrilled to now call him my partner. He is the right leader to help BCW execute our strategies and grow exponentially.” Thorne spent the past 20 plus years with Hill+Knowlton Strategies in a range of leadership roles, most recently serving as Global Chief Financial Officer and Global Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that, Thorne was Executive Vice President

Imago BioSciences Announces $40 Million Series B Financing Led by Omega Funds21.3.2019 16:09:00 EET | Tiedote

Imago BioSciences, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing innovative treatments for myeloid diseases, today announced a $40 million Series B financing led by Omega Funds, a leading international investment firm that creates and invests in life sciences companies. Other investors participating in the round include existing investors Frazier Healthcare Partners, Amgen Ventures, and MRL Ventures Fund as well as HighLight Capital, Pharmaron and Greenspring Associates. Dr. Dina Chaya from Omega Funds will join the board of directors and Dennis Henner will remain Chairman of the Board, representing his fund. “Imago BioSciences is extremely gratified with the interest and support of the investment community; we are particularly pleased with the composition of this new investment syndicate,” said Hugh Young Rienhoff, Jr. M.D., CEO at Imago BioSciences. “These funds will enable Imago to advance our programs through the completion of Phase 2b studies.” “We are excited to work wi

Workiva Wins DevOps Excellence Award in London21.3.2019 16:03:00 EET | Tiedote

Workiva (NYSE:WK), the leading cloud provider of connected data, reporting and compliance solutions, today announced that its Wdesk platform was named the Best Software-Defined Product, last night at Computing's DevOps Excellence Awards dinner. The Computing DevOps Excellence Awards recognize outstanding achievement from organisations, personalities and solutions operating within the DevOps industry. Winners were selected on their superior functionality, level of ability to modernize business processes, positive customer feedback and a strong return on investment. “We are proud to win this prestigious award,” said Marty Vanderploeg, CEO of Workiva. “As the global leader in connected reporting, XBRL and Inline XBRL, our Wdesk platform helps customers all over the world consolidate, connect and tag their data in a single, cloud environment so they are able to reduce risk and save time when filing reports with various regulators and other stakeholders.” XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting

Teleflex Announces Real-World Data Demonstrating the Effectiveness of the UroLift® System to Treat Patients with Enlarged Prostate21.3.2019 14:30:00 EET | Tiedote

Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX) today announced that multiple studies were presented at the 2019 European Association of Urology (EAU) meeting in Barcelona, Spain, highlighting the effectiveness of the UroLift® System, a minimally invasive treatment, usually performed in-office that provides rapid relief and recovery from the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).1,2 BPH, also known as enlarged prostate, is a common condition marked by bothersome urinary symptoms that can cause loss of productivity, depression, interrupted sleep, and decreased quality of life.3 BPH affects over 40 million men in the United States alone.4 If left untreated, the condition can worsen over time and cause permanent bladder damage.5 A presentation entitled Pulling The Foley: Can the Prostatic Urethral Lift be used in men with catheter-dependent urinary retention? was presented by Thomas Mueller, M.D., urologist of New Jersey Urology (Voorhees, N.J.). The study highlighted real-world retrospective d

Smiths Detection Now Has Two Scanners with ECAC Standard 3.1 Approval21.3.2019 14:23:00 EET | Tiedote

Smiths Detection has achieved ECAC Standard 3.1 approval for its CTX 9800 DSi™ 0.5 m/s hold baggage explosives detection system. This is the second Smiths Detection scanner to achieve 3.1 approval - the highest defined hold baggage screening standard in the EU. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190321005332/en/ Smiths Detection Now Has Two Scanners with ECAC Standard 3.1 Approval (Photo: Business Wire) Any previously installed CTX 9800 DSi systems with Standard 3 approval can be upgraded on site to include Standard 3.1. The detection algorithms for the two standards may be selected on a bag-by-bag basis depending on the destination and associated risk level. This risk-based screening approach offers additional flexibility and productivity whilst maintaining the highest level of security. “We are seeing more customers stipulating a preference for equipment with Standard 3.1 approval in their tenders,” explained M

Rare Diseases: PKU GOLIKE® Debuts in Germany21.3.2019 13:30:00 EET | Tiedote

PKU GOLIKE®, the brand new generation of Phenylalanine (PHe)-free medical food for Phenylketonuria (PKU) dietary management, is now available in Germany and Austria, promoted and distributed directly by APR Applied Pharma Research s.a. (APR) through its local subsidiary, APR Deutschland. The company has taken advantage of the 33th Annual Meeting of the APS (German Association for Pediatric Metabolic Medicine) in Fulda to showcase to healthcare professionals dealing with PKU the distinctive features of the patented amino acids (AAs) mixtures and the pharma technology enabling it – the Physiomimic™ Technology. This conference, summoning every year more than 300 pediatricians from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, gives the participants the opportunity to be updated on the most significant advancements in metabolic diseases as well as new therapeutic approaches. Germany is the biggest country in Europe in terms of prevalence of PKU and population of patients under treatment. According to

Hologic Opens State-Of-The-Art Learning and Experience Centre In Zaventem, Belgium21.3.2019 13:00:00 EET | Tiedote

Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX), an innovative medical technology company focused on improving women’s health and well-being through early detection and treatment, today opened its first Learning and Experience Centre in Zaventem, Belgium (a municipality neighboring Brussels). The state-of-the-art facility provides comprehensive training for customers, healthcare professionals and employees across Hologic’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, centralizing the education experience for Hologic’s technologies. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190321005071/en/ Hologic Learning & Experience Centre in Zaventem, Belgium. (Photo: Business Wire) Groundbreaking technologies to minimize doubt and maximize confidence among healthcare professionals Radiologists, lab technicians, obstetrician-gynecologists and many other healthcare professionals count on Hologic solutions to perform when lives are at stake. The 1,500m

Samsung Bioepis Announces Three-year Follow-up Data for Biosimilar ONTRUZANT® (trastuzumab) in Early or Locally Advanced HER2-positive Breast Cancer21.3.2019 12:02:00 EET | Tiedote

Samsung Bioepis Co., Ltd. today announced findings of a three-year follow-up study comparing biosimilar ONTRUZANT® (trastuzumab) and reference medicine trastuzumab in early or locally advanced HER2-positive breast cancer. The data, which show comparable overall survival and cardiac safety, were presented today at the 16th St. Gallen International Breast Cancer Conference 2019 taking place in Vienna, Austria. “With the development of our biosimilar trastuzumab, we aimed to make one of the mainstays of modern cancer therapy more accessible for more people more quickly, and these long-term data underline the importance of that aim,” said Chul Kim, Senior Vice President and Head of Clinical Sciences Division, Samsung Bioepis. “We are committed to increasing access to high-quality, life-changing oncology medicines through the development of biosimilars to address some of oncology’s most pressing challenges.” Participants enrolled in an initial Phase III study received eight cycles of the bi

Tommy Hilfiger Calls on Social Entrepreneurs to Take on the Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge21.3.2019 11:00:00 EET | Tiedote

Tommy Hilfiger, which is owned by PVH Corp. [NYSE: PVH], is pleased to announce that year two applications for the Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge are now open. The global program aims to support entrepreneurial start-up and scale-up stage businesses developing solutions that promote inclusive and positive change in fashion. After a successful first year, the company is excited to continue to work on identifying opportunities that support the advancement of the fashion industry. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190321005068/en/ The prestigious jury panel and TOMMY HILFIGER Challenge winners at the Final Event. (Photo: Business Wire) “The first chapter of this global initiative was an inspiring journey that put a spotlight on incredible ideas that could change the lives of people through a more positive and inclusive fashion landscape,” said Tommy Hilfiger. “Through the Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier

Elliott Statement on Proposal to Uniper21.3.2019 10:00:00 EET | Tiedote

Elliott Advisors (UK) Limited (“Elliott”) has written to the Management Board of Uniper SE (the “Company” or “Uniper”), to formally request the convocation of an Extraordinary General Meeting (“EGM”) with the express purpose of instructing management to prepare a lawful domination agreement with the Company’s largest shareholder Fortum Oyj (“Fortum”). Elliott believes the thus far ill-defined and ambiguous nature of the relationship between Uniper and Fortum has created an unsatisfactory and unsustainable dynamic, which is detrimental to Uniper. In Elliott’s view, the status quo – operational underperformance and pervasive uncertainty – if sustained, will risk further undermining the Company’s fundamental value. Elliott believes a timely shareholder vote to advance a domination agreement may resolve the prolonged uncertainty at Uniper and clarify the relationship between the Company and Fortum, such that value can be created for the Company and all stakeholders. Elliott believes that F

Key UK SEP Patent Win for TQ Delta20.3.2019 22:03:00 EET | Tiedote

TQ Delta LLC, a technology development and licensing firm, secured a judgment on March 18 by the High Court of Justice of England and Wales immediately enjoining ZyXEL Communications UK Ltd and its Danish parent company, ZyXEL Communications A/S, from further infringement of TQ Delta's European Patent (UK) 1 453 268. TQ Delta's patent relates to Digital Subscriber Line ("DSL") technology. In an earlier judgment, handed down on March 12, the Court found that the patent was valid and essential to the operation of ADSL2 and VDSL2. In that judgment, the Court held that the ZyXEL defendants have infringed and continue to infringe the patent. The Court also found that a second patent would have also been essential and infringed but was invalid. In its judgment earlier this week, the Court also found that the ZyXEL defendants were "holding out" against taking a licence to TQ Delta's portfolio of patents relating to DSL. It granted an immediate injunction and costs against the ZyXEL defendants

Lehman Brothers Treasury Announces the Successful Auction of a Portion of its Intercompany Claim against Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.20.3.2019 21:15:00 EET | Tiedote

In connection with its previously announced partial wind-down, Lehman Brothers Treasury Co. B.V. in liquidation (“LBT”), through its U.S. counsel Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, announced that its placement agent, Seaport Loan Products LLC, successfully concluded an auction of a US$10,475,844,413 portion of LBT’s US$34,548,000,000 intercompany claim (the “Intercompany Claim”) against Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. for a total gross purchase price of US$179,472,166. The sale is expected to close during the first week of April 2019. The net proceeds of the sale (after deducting various sale-related costs and expenses), together with certain available cash, will be used to fund a final distribution to creditors of LBT who do not receive substitute notes as a result of LBT’s prior solicitation process. For more information on the partial wind-down, including information about the Intercompany Claim sale, the final cash distribution, and anticipated timelines, an Information Notice has

Susan Ochs Joins PSB as Global Head, Financial Services20.3.2019 20:34:00 EET | Tiedote

PSB, a global research-based consultancy, announced today that Susan Ochs has joined the firm as Senior Vice President and Global Head, Financial Services, effective immediately. Ochs is based in New York and is responsible for the global development of the financial services practice and will contribute to other industry practices as well. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190320005671/en/ Susan Ochs, SVP, Global Head, Financial Services, PSB (Photo: Business Wire) “We are proud of the amazing brands we currently partner with across the financial sector,” said Mike Chuter, CEO, PSB, to whom Ochs reports. “With Susan’s combination of private and public finance expertise we’ll be able to deliver even more meaningful insights to our current and future partners. We are delighted to welcome Susan and are excited about the deep experience she brings.” Ochs has more than two decades of experience across the financial

Corsair Infrastructure Partners Announces Long Term Investments by HarbourVest Partners20.3.2019 17:35:00 EET | Tiedote

Corsair Infrastructure Partners (“CIP”), the global infrastructure investment business of Corsair Capital (“Corsair”), today announced that HarbourVest Partners (“HarbourVest”), a leading institutional investor active across multiple asset classes and geographies, has invested in three new CIP-managed funds established to deploy capital in the aviation, port, and road sectors. Earlier this year, CIP’s new funds closed on the acquisitions of shareholdings in three platform companies – the airport developer Vantage Airport Group, the Australian stevedore DP World Australia, and the Spanish toll-road operator Itínere Infraestructuras – from various selling shareholders including Gateway Infrastructure Investments, a legacy CIP-managed vehicle. The investments from HarbourVest come from a long-term pool of institutional capital dedicated to supporting infrastructure equity sponsors like CIP, and will play an important role in the execution of CIP’s growth strategies for all three platforms

Fishawack continues to build best-in-class service offering with Dudnyk acquisition20.3.2019 16:00:00 EET | Tiedote

Fishawack, a leading independent healthcare communications specialist, is excited to announce its acquisition of Dudnyk, the Philadelphia-based healthcare communications agency. Dudnyk is an award-winning, full-service agency that specializes in creating insight-driven, authentic brand experiences that unite specialty physicians and their patients. They leverage strategic, scientific, and creative capabilities to serve clients in the biotech, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190320005204/en/ Dudnyk leadership team includes Christopher Tobias, PhD, President; Laurie Bartolomeo, EVP, Creative Director; Drew Desjardins, EVP, Chief Strategy Officer; Annemarie Armstrong, EVP, Director of Client Services; John Kemble, EVP, Creative Producer. (Photo: Business Wire) Fishawack’s goal is to increase the range of healthcare communications services that it can offer to commerc

ExaGrid Nominated in Six Categories for the 2019 Network Computing Awards20.3.2019 15:00:00 EET | Tiedote

ExaGrid ®, a leading provider of intelligent hyperconverged storage for backup, today announced that it has been nominated in six categories for the 2019 Network Computing Awards. ExaGrid has become a finalist for Data Centre Product of the Year, The Return on Investment Award, Hardware Product of the Year, Product of the Year, The Customer Service Award, and Company of the Year. Voting to determine the winner in each category is underway now and closes on April 23. The results will be revealed at an evening award ceremony in London on May 2. ExaGrid’s model EX63000E backup storage appliance with data deduplication is a nominee in four categories. The model provides the largest scale-out system and offers up to a 2PB full backup with an ingest rate of 432TB/hr, which is three times faster than any other backup storage on the market. “We are thrilled to be nominated by IT staff, and recognized by Network Computing, in six prestigious categories this year,” said Bill Andrews, CEO and Pre

Eos Biosciences Issued Patent for New Approach to Shuttle Therapeutics Across the Blood-Brain Barrier to Treat Brain Diseases20.3.2019 14:30:00 EET | Tiedote

Eos Biosciences, Inc. (Eos), a nanomedicines company developing an efficient and versatile nanobiologic particle-based platform technology (Eosomes), announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted Eos Biosciences Patent No. 10,183,078, relating to a novel approach of using HER3-targeted Eosomes as a shuttle system for transporting various classes of therapeutics across the blood-brain barrier for treatment of brain disorders, including brain cancer. The patent is owned by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and is exclusively licensed to Eos Biosciences. Details of the system will be highlighted in an upcoming manuscript from Lali Medina-Kauwe, PhD, Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Cedars-Sinai. Omar Haffar, Ph.D., Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We’re very excited by the issuance of this pivotal patent and look forward to receiving similar approvals in other countries. This patent adds to Eos’ considerable IP portfolio covering the Eos
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