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MARLBOROUGH, Mass.-Monday 14 September 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX) announced today that its CE-marked Aptima® HIV-1 Quant Dx assay has been awarded World Health Organization (WHO) prequalification for testing of dried blood spot (DBS) samples.

The Aptima® HIV-1 Quant Dx assay can be used with DBS samples to monitor viral load and disease progression among HIV-1 infected individuals, and to aid in the diagnosis of HIV-1 infected infants under 18 months. It is the first and only dual-claim assay for both viral load and early infant diagnosis (EID).

DBS sampling improves access to HIV diagnostic testing and care, particularly among HIV-infected populations living in remote areas. DBS samples are more stable and easily transportable compared to liquid whole blood or plasma samples. A finger stick or heel prick produces an adequate sample that is dried on a specially designed card. The DBS samples do not require refr ... Read more »

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 The group, founded by experienced investors, has formed an investment fund to shore up partnerships and trading opportunities between the two nations.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates-Monday 14 September 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

As the talks to normalize relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) gather momentum, a group of private sector players from Israel is also expected in the country in search of mutually beneficial investment and trading opportunities.

Coming against the backdrop of the historic talks, a group of Israel investors under the auspices of the United Emirates-Israel Investment Group, have shown keen interest in developing partnerships in various sectors of the regional economy. According to the spokespeople of the Emirates-Israel Investment Group, the exports to the UAE could jump to an annual $300-$500 million. Israel known as a 'start-up nation' is expected to bring innovative solutions in the Energy, Cyber security a ... Read more »

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates-Monday 14 September 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

Dubai Future Accelerators (DFA), an initiative of Dubai Future Foundation (DFF), has opened registration for The Fall 2020 Program. Now in its eighth edition, the Program aims to attract startups from around the world to participate in an acceleration program that will take place both virtually and physically in Dubai, UAE.

The announcement of the upcoming edition follows the success of earlier cohorts that saw 14 government entities and 299 startups working in synergy to find solutions to more than 115 challenges. Furthermore, more than 125 of the participating startups went on to sign agreements with their partner entities to test their solutions through pilot projects or to implement them within their organizations.

DFA’s program provides startups with the opportunity to co-create innovative solutions to future challenges in collaboration with Dubai government. The Program will have ... Read more »

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FRANKFURT AM MAIN -Monday 14 September 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

    Computing power 3.1 Exaflops
    Partners Gigabyte and AMD deliver hardware
    Financing secured by anchor customer

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Northern Data AG (XETRA: NB2, ISIN: DE000A0SMU87) has kicked off the deployment of a USD 200 million high performance computing (HPC) megaproject. The new project will be one of the world's largest GPU-based distributed computing clusters for HPC applications and will be located at sites in Norway, Sweden and Canada. The full hardware and construction costs are financed by an anchor customer.

CEO Aroosh Thillainathan explains: "Northern Data is more than on track with its ambitious growth goals. With our new GPU cluster, we can offer our customers HPC applications with maximum scalability and the highest time- and cost-efficiency. An important factor for this is our strong partnership with Gigabyte a ... Read more »

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INGELHEIM, Germany -Monday 14 September 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

Results presented at the 33rd ECNP Congress from a 12-week, placebo-controlled Phase II trial demonstrated BI 425809 has met its primary endpoint1,2
Trial results, together with an ongoing combination Phase II study of BI 425809 and adjunctive computerized cognitive training, add to the body of evidence for Boehringer Ingelheim’s schizophrenia research program3
Cognitive impairment associated with schizophrenia (CIAS) has a significant negative impact on daily functioning and remains a focus for Boehringer Ingelheim’s research across several neuropsychiatric disorders
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Boehringer Ingelheim today announced the results from a 12-week, placebo-controlled Phase II trial, that demonstrated BI 425809 has met its primary endpoint. The data showed improvement in cognition in stable adult patients with schizophrenia.1 Central to many everyday tasks, impairment of cognitive funct ... Read more »

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New breathable, reusable masks fill the gap between uncomfortable disposable masks and high-demand N95s

The company plans more product releases in coming months

HOUSTON-Monday 14 September 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- A new line of face masks combining comfort with protection is available from Acteev™ by Ascend Performance Materials, a manufacturer of technology-forward textiles and engineered materials. The brand’s first product, the Acteev Protect™ Nonwoven Mask, is a reusable general purpose mask that features powerful built-in antimicrobial technology to protect the mask from odor-causing bacteria and mold fungi in a soft, breathable, comfortable fabric that is gentle on the skin.

The mask is the first in a series of planned Acteev product introductions that will include a knit fabric mask and a sports gaiter. The company also announced it is designing an N95 respirator and a line of surgical masks and is develop ... Read more »

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• Majority of adults surveyed believe science can solve critical global challenges.

• However, only half of respondents believe governments are doing a good job in leveraging science to inform decisions.

LAUSANNE, Switzerland-Monday 14 September 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]


(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE: PM) today released “ ... Read more »

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Findings support World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hand washing recommendations 

EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass.-Monday 14 September 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- After an exhaustive two-year process, a University of Arizona Health Sciences research team have announced the publication of their work, Comparison of electric hand dryers and paper towels for hand hygiene: a critical review of the literature. The review culled the current breadth of data, including published studies, news reports and online content, seeking to uncover which hand drying method, hand dryers or paper towels, is more hygienic and safer relative to human health risks. The researchers found that, while studies in the public arena generally favor paper towels over hand dryers, the conclusions are largely misleading and unsubstantiated.

Through the scientific research, the use of hand dryers and paper towels to dry hands were found to be equal f ... Read more »

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