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The global energy technology company and the Swedish technology company SaltX are partnering to upscale a new solution that can store ten times more heat energy with the same footprint compared to the conventional hot water storages.


STOCKHOLM-Thursday 3 December 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- One of the largest obstacles in using renewable energy efficiently is the possibility to store energy on a large scale. SaltX Technology AB has partnered with Sumitomo SHI FW (SFW) to solve this in terms of heat energy.

"The storage solution is like a "salt battery". It is based on a basic chemical process with a very common material, calcium oxide produced from limestone, with enhanced properties by our nanocoating process", explains Carl-Johan Linér, CEO of SaltX.

Simplified, when calcium oxide reacts with water, it turns into calcium hydroxide and releases heat. Respectively, when calcium hydroxide is dried, it absorbs heat.< ... Read more »

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Additional Illumina assays to be combined with the PierianDx platform to reduce time, cost, and complexity of genomic reporting


ST. LOUIS-Wednesday 2 December 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- PierianDx, the leading clinical genomics informatics company, today announced an expanded partnership with Illumina to enable PierianDx genomic reporting solutions for use with AmpliSeq™ for Illumina® Focus Panel, AmpliSeq™ for Illumina® Myeloid Panel and the TruSight™ Hereditary Cancer Panel. Adding these panels expands the existing relationship between Illumina and PierianDx, which currently covers use of the PierianDx platform to support genomic reporting in key global markets for the TruSight Oncology 500 portfolio.

Performing a comprehensive NGS test and delivering an accompanying genomic report were once only accomplished via a send-out test to a commercial lab. However, in performing tests as send-outs, healthcare organizatio ... Read more »

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SAN FRANCISCO-Wednesday 2 December 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Andersen Global expands into Azerbaijan by way of a Collaboration Agreement with independent Baku-based law firm MGB Law Offices, adding coverage and positioning the organization for further expansion between Europe and Asia.

Founded in 1995, MGB Law Offices, which has ten lawyers, has been recognized by IFLR1000, Legal500 and Chambers and Partners as the leading law firm in Azerbaijan. Led by Managing Partner Ismail Askerov, the full-service firm offers solutions in various industries such as oil and gas, aviation, banking and finance, insolvency and restructuring, tax, privatization law and foreign investment. The firm’s client base includes blue-chip multinationals, international financial institutions, insurance companies, airlines, telecom companies and other business entities.

“We are proud of our ability to consistently deliver best-in-class services, and our comprehen ... Read more »

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LONDON-Wednesday 2 December 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- There has been a 25% increase in the number of HNWIs enquiring about citizenship-by-investment as opposed to residence-by-investment programs since the coronavirus was first reported nearly a year ago, indicating that wealthy international investors are considering a more permanent change. Leading residence and citizenship advisory firm Henley & Partners has also reported an unprecedented and sustained surge in enquiries from citizens of highly developed countries such as Canada, the UK, and the US compared to last year, along with noticeable shifts in its clientele’s priorities.

Henley & Partners CEO Dr. Juerg Steffen says that when combined with over a decade of growth in engagement from the buy and sell side, it’s fair to state that investment migration is now very much a mainstream (U)HNWI advisory service. “The value to both investors and their families, and sovereign st ... Read more »

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland -Thursday 3 December 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Philip Morris International Inc.(PMI) (NYSE: PM) today announced that CEO André Calantzopoulos has joined The Valuable 500—a global movement putting disability inclusion on the business leadership agenda. Signing on to this initiative marks another significant step in PMI’s journey of advancing inclusion and diversity in the workplace.

André Calantzopoulos said: “Businesses with a global operating footprint, such as PMI, can make a meaningful impact by ensuring that everyone—including individuals with a disability—can prosper in the workplace. By signing The Valuable 500, I am proud to join forces with a host of other CEOs who are challenging their organizations and the business world to broaden the focus of their inclusion and diversity efforts, and to help create a more inclusive world for the 1.3 billion people with disabilities. This is the right thing t ... Read more »

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PHILADELPHIA-Wednesday 2 December 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PCI Pharma Services (“PCI” or “the Company”), a leading pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical global supply-chain solutions provider, today announced the closing of the previously announced acquisition that gives Kohlberg & Company, LLC (“Kohlberg”) a majority stake in the company. Mubadala Investment Company and Partners Group (acting on behalf of its clients) will have minority shares in the Company.

This milestone is a key step for PCI, as Kohlberg and Mubadala will be partnering with PCI’s management team, led by CEO Salim Haffar, to continue the Company’s transformation journey. The team will be adding specific capabilities and geographies organically and inorganically to improve PCI’s client experience and enable its clients to bring life-changing biopharmaceutical therapies to market. Leveraging the global growth trends in biologics ... Read more »

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Integration with Yokogawa portfolio makes possible a “sensor-to-enterprise” solution for solar, wind, and energy storage projects


TOKYO & SAN FRANCISCO-Wednesday 2 December 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) and US-based Power Factors, LLC, announce a global reseller agreement under which Yokogawa will market Power Factors’ industry-leading Drive software platform of asset performance management (APM) solutions for renewable power facilities.

Designed for solar, wind, and energy storage assets, Power Factors’ cloud-based Drive platform for APM delivers the tools and insights needed to optimize the levelized cost of energy (LCOE*) and address the complex integration of large, diverse fleets of renewable energy assets. The platform empowers owners and operators to overcome their biggest challenges, from dealing with aging control technology and disparate systems to the management ... Read more »

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SEOUL, Korea & NANJING, China-Wednesday 2 December 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- LG Chem Life Sciences (“LG Chem”), a division of LG Chem, and TransThera Biosciences Co. Ltd. (“TransThera”), a clinical-stage biotechnology company based in Nanjing, China, announced today that U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Investigational New Drug (IND) application for TT-01025, a novel SSAO/VAP-1 inhibitor for the treatment of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and other inflammatory diseases.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201201006171/en/

LG Chem will initiate the Phase 1 clinical trial at PPD Las Vegas Clinical Research Unit in Las Vegas, NV, United States to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of TT-01025 in healthy subjects. The trial is expected to be initiated in the first quarter of 2021.

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• Procter & Gamble (P&G) will start the switch to the recyclable HDPE tubes for Crest, Oral-B and Blend-a-med in January 2021 and will continue until full conversion, by 2025 for US and Europe.

• The launch of its first HDPE tubes will enable millions of households to recycle their toothpaste packaging in existing recycling streams.

CINCINNATI-Wednesday 2 December 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Today, Procter & Gamble Oral Care unveils its newest packaging innovation across its leading toothpaste brands, Crest, Oral-B and Blend-a-med. This announcement increases the level of recyclability of its toothpaste tubes, as part of the P&G Ambition 2030 commitments of achieving 100% recyclable or reusable packaging.

The leading global oral care brands, Crest and Oral-B, and the European brand Blend-a-med, will start the switch in January 2021 and will continue until full conversion, by 2025.

Toothpaste tubes are used ... Read more »

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland-Tuesday 1 December 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Galderma today announced top-line results from a Phase 2 study on the impact of dose escalation on the duration of effect and the efficacy and safety of a single dose of Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA) for Injection (50U, 75U, 100U or 125U) versus placebo for the treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines). Results showed that the study met its primary endpoint, with significantly more subjects treated with Dysport® at all four doses achieving a composite two grade improvement responder rate than those treated with placebo at one month. Data from secondary endpoints demonstrated promising results for a potential prolonged duration of effect correlated with higher doses. Dysport®, also marketed as Azzalure® in some countries, is a prescription injection for temporary improvement in the look of moderate to severe glabellar lines in adults less tha ... Read more »

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Alibaba Pictures, Entertainment One, NBCUniversal and Reliance Entertainment Continue as Amblin’s Investment Partners

Participant Transitions Out of Ownership Interest in Amblin Partners


UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif.-Wednesday 2 December 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Amblin Partners today announced a new multi-year film distribution partnership with Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, as well as a series of new agreements that chart a clear course for the next phase of growth for one of the world’s leading independent film and television studios. The new deals were announced this morning by Steven Spielberg, Amblin’s Founder and Chairman.

Remarked Spielberg: “My decades-long relationship with Universal truly transcends any single business deal, and to once again renew our corporate vows reaffirms that Universal is Amblin’s home. In addition to Universal, we are blessed to continue forward with a global family of ... Read more »

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LONDON & CONAKRY, Guinea-Wednesday 2 December 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Boutique law firms Phanar Legal (London) and Sylla & Partners (Conakry) have jointly advised the State of Guinea on the $14 billion Simandou North project. The project is the largest mine and infrastructure project across the African continent which will unlock the potential of the world’s largest undeveloped iron ore deposit.

Phanar Legal and Sylla & Partners have provided ongoing integrated counsel to the State of Guinea to form a legal framework for the Simandou North project, culminating in the negotiation and conclusion of a mining agreement signed on 8 June 2020; as well as rail and port agreements signed on 12 November 2020.

The agreements pave the way for the construction of a 650km Trans-Guinean railway and a new coastal port with an estimated annual production capacity at 100 MTPA. The project will act as a catalyst for economic development along t ... Read more »

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SHORT HILLS, N.J.-Wednesday 2 December 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Market Access Transformation (MAT), a global healthcare company that uses cutting edge technology to automate and modernize how life sciences companies capture mission-critical insights that drive decision-making across the product lifecycle, today announced a $30 million minority investment from Silversmith Capital Partners, a Boston-based growth equity firm. The investment marks the first time MAT has raised outside capital and will be used to expand the company’s team and accelerate innovation of its product offerings.

Founded in 2016, MAT has revolutionized the way Global Payer Market Research is conducted by developing Rapid Payer Response (RPR), the industry’s only on-demand global platform for gathering critical payer insights. In five years, the company has built a client base of more than 45 biopharma and device manufacturers – including all of the Top 10 pharma co ... Read more »

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Companies Working Together on Autonomous Driving Development and Testing for Heavy Commercial Vehicles


SAN JOSE, Calif.-Wednesday 2 December 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR) today announced it is collaborating with Ford Otosan on product development and testing of autonomous heavy commercial trucks. Ford Otosan is testing and planning to use Velodyne Velarray H800 lidar sensors to enable safe navigation and collision avoidance in next generation vehicles.

Velarray H800 is a powerful solution that can greatly improve automated safety and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Designed for automotive-grade performance and durability, the Velarray H800’s compact, embeddable form factor makes it ideal for seamless integration in internal and external vehicle mounting locations.

The Velarray H800 boasts outstanding range, field of view and resolution to deliver rich point cloud density required for ... Read more »

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Remote cardiac monitoring service Zio XT has been evaluated and positively recommended by NICE


SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON-Tuesday 1 December 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- iRhythm Technologies (NASDAQ: IRTC), a leading digital health care solutions company focused on the advancement of cardiac care, today announced it is the first technology to pass through a new digital health tech pilot, resulting in a successful recommendation for adoption from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

iRhythm’s Zio XT Service – a patient-friendly ambulatory cardiac monitor supported by deep learning algorithms – has been assessed as part of NICE’s first pilot project to evaluate digital health technologies. Zio XT has been positively recommended by NICE as an option for people with suspected cardiac arrhythmias who would benefit from ECG monitoring for longer than 24 hours.

Published today, the guidance con ... Read more »

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Belarus’ telecommunications infrastructure provider, beCloud, has deployed P.I. Works’ EXA (Network Automation) and VantagePM (Performance Management) products to transform its nationwide 4G network


MINSK, Belarus-Tuesday 1 December 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- beCloud, Belarus’ telecommunications infrastructure and service provider, has selected P.I. Works’ cutting-edge network management solutions to drive the automation and proactive monitoring of its multi-operator and multi-vendor 4G network.

The deployment has been initiated and will oversee the installation of P.I. Works’ next-generation automation and analytics products, EXA and VantagePM, to enable AI-powered network automation for 24/7 optimization across the operator’s networks. EXA, which runs on the P.I. Works EVO Platform™, will empower beCloud to automatically manage its traffic load, identify cross connection problems without visiting t ... Read more »

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