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 5G Lab as a Service Deployment Automates and Streamlines 5G Testing based on DevOps Principles 

BARCELONA, Spain-Thursday, March 2nd 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Spirent Communications, a leading provider of lifecycle service assurance solutions, and Nokia today announced successful deployment of a first of a kind 5G Lab as a Service for Nokia’s Oulu-based network infrastructure testing labs. The 5G Lab as a Service (LaaS) enables unprecedented automation of 5G testing with a primary goal of significantly accelerating Nokia’s releases of virtual network functions and physical infrastructure. The 5G LaaS also streamlines the use of shared lab resources across teams and geographies, delivering dramatically improved efficiency and cost savings.

The Nokia facility in Oulu has been leading the initial deployment and has chosen Spirent Velocity as their LaaS platform. A unique feature of the 5G LaaS is a self-service portal, accessi ... Read more »

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SAN FRANCIS-Thursday, March 2nd 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Andersen Tax & Legal makes its debut in Spain this week as the Spanish member firm of Andersen Global, Global Abogados, officially adopts the Andersen name and will now operate as Andersen Tax & Legal in Spain. Andersen Tax & Legal in Spain joins several other Andersen Global member firms in the U.S. and Latin America that have adopted the Andersen name, but will be the first to use the Andersen name in Europe.

The Managing Partner of Andersen Tax & Legal in Spain, Toni de Weest Prat, stated, "As a global firm, we are committed to providing businesses and individuals with outstanding client service and solutions around the world.”

Under the name Andersen Tax & Legal, the firm will continue to provide best-in-class tax and legal advice to both individual and corporate clients in the areas of international law, commercial law, banking and stock m ... Read more »

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 Latin America 4G Connections Surpass 100 Million in 2016 and 4G Set to Account for Nearly 40 Per Cent of Market by 2020; 5G Will Begin Roll-Out in Region by 2020


BARCELONA, Spain-Thursday, March 2nd 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The number of 4G connections in Latin America more than doubled last year, according to the latest GSMA Intelligence data. The growth rate was almost twice the global average and was driven by ongoing investment in 4G networks and services by mobile operators in the region.

The number of 4G connections in Latin America reached 113 million at the end of 2016 (17 per cent of total connections), up from 51 million a year earlier, an annual increase of 121 per cent. The figure is forecast to surpass 300 million by the end of the decade, accounting for almost 40 per cent of total connections in the region by this point.

A total of 97 mobile operators had commercially launched 4G networks across 39 coun ... Read more »

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● New collaboration with Vanderbilt University investigates novel approaches to block KRAS: the Kerstin Rat Sarcoma viral oncogene that is an important driver in lung, colorectal and pancreatic cancer

● By expanding its long term partnerships with academic leaders in the field Boehringer Ingelheim is further strengthening its KRAS research and development efforts


INGELHEIM, Germany-Thursday, March 2nd 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Boehringer Ingelheim announced today a new collaboration with Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. The multi-year program complements an already existing collaboration by focusing on the research and development of small molecule compounds targeting the protein SOS (Son Of Sevenless). This molecule activates KRAS, a molecular switch that plays a central role in the onset of some of the deadliest cancers.

The collaboration combines pioneering research in the laboratory of Stephen W. Fesik, Orri ... Read more »

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LACHEN, Switzerland-Thursday, March 2nd 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Octapharma Group can report a record-breaking result with sales of €1.6 billion, which represents an increase of €87 million or 5.8% compared with 2015.

Octapharma achieved sales growth of 18.8% in North America, 14% in Eastern Europe and 6% in its well-established markets of Western Europe. The main contributors of the growth were Octapharma’s immunoglobulin products octagam® and gammanorm®, and factor VIII products octanate®, wilate® and Nuwiq®. Gross profit in 2016 was €590 million, €8 million higher than in 2015.

In 2016 Octapharma increased its investments in the future product portfolio and important markets. In addition to the €84 million investment in research and development, €166 million was spent on the extension of both the plasma collection and production divisions of Octapharma.

Octapha ... Read more »

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 Corporate Governance is No Longer Just about the Annual Meeting 

LONDON-Thursday, March 2nd 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Better disclosure of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices, increased access to board members, disclosure of a board skills matrix, a robust board evaluation process and pay for performance are among the key areas of concern to global institutional investors looking ahead to the 2017 annual meeting season and long-term engagement themes, according to results of Morrow Sodali’s annual Institutional Investor survey.

Over a two-month period – December 2016 and January 2017 - Morrow Sodali carried out its annual survey, polling major global investors – managing a combined $ 24 trillion in assets, with 78% being asset managers and 22% pension funds, and with a geographical breakdown covering UK (50 %), US (28 %), Europe ex UK (18 %) and Asia (4%).

The survey – managed by Kiran ... Read more »

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