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HAYWARD, Calif-Monday 7 March 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Mawi DNA Technologies (Mawi), a leader in biosample collection technologies, announces the company received CE Mark and UK MHRA approval for its portfolio of iSWAB non-invasive collection devices. This approval includes Mawi’s HemaSure-OMICS whole blood collection tubes for gDNA, cfDNA, and RNA from the same sample and the NextSWAB 100% injection molded swab.

The CE Certification, internationally recognized, signifies that Mawi’s products conform to European and UK medical device directives. With CE Mark and UK MHRA approval, Mawi is able to commercialize its full range of products in the UK, European Union and all countries recognizing this molecular diagnostic assays standard.

“CE Mark and UK MHRA approvals are significant milestones for Mawi,” said Dr. Bassam El-Fahmawi, CEO of Mawi DNA Technologies. “It allows us to expand the utility and access of our innov ... Read more »

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Fund will support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine and its borders

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The AGCO Agriculture Foundation (AAF), a private foundation with the vision to prevent and relieve hunger through sustainable agricultural development, today announced a $100,000 donation to the World Food Program USA (WFPUSA). The donation will support the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) emergency relief efforts to provide food assistance for families affected by the conflict inside Ukraine and neighboring countries.

Farmers, farming communities, homes, and economies have all been badly impacted by Ukraine's ongoing crisis. In addition, people are fleeing their homes, families, farms, land and businesses. Our thoughts and prayers are with our employees, families, and the people of Ukraine during this time of crisis.

"Watching the destruction of lives and lands due to the crisis in Ukraine is deeply troubling," said Roger N. Batkin, Board Chair, AGCO A ... Read more »

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SAN FRANCISCO-Monday 7 March 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) today announced it is suspending its Russia operations.

Effective immediately, Visa will work with its clients and partners within Russia to cease all Visa transactions over the coming days. Once complete, all transactions initiated with Visa cards issued in Russia will no longer work outside the country and any Visa cards issued by financial institutions outside of Russia will no longer work within the Russian Federation.

“We are compelled to act following Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, and the unacceptable events that we have witnessed,” said Al Kelly, chairman and chief executive officer of Visa Inc. “We regret the impact this will have on our valued colleagues, and on the clients, partners, merchants and cardholders we serve in Russia. This war and the ongoing threat to peace and stability demand we respond in line with our values.&rdqu ... Read more »

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LONDON-Monday 7 March 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Jetcraft Commercial Limited, the commercial aircraft division of global aircraft trading firm Jetcraft, has acquired 14 Bombardier CRJ1000 airliners from HOP!, the regional arm of Air France.

Jetcraft Commercial will begin taking delivery of the jets between March and December 2022.

Raphaël Haddad, President of Jetcraft Commercial, says: “This is a significant acquisition for Jetcraft Commercial and I’m proud that three of these aircraft are ready to be placed. There is high demand for the remaining jets, emphasising the need within commercial aviation for aircraft capable of regional missions.”

Jetcraft Commercial launched in 2015, capitalizing on Jetcraft’s existing international presence and experience to offer clients an agile partner within the commercial aircraft sales and leasing community. With a diverse inventory, featuring aircraft from Airbus, Boeing, Bomba ... Read more »

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Schlumberger’s cloud-based solutions have the potential to digitally transform worldwide reservoir engineering modeling to achieve vast increases in innovation, efficiencies, and performance

HOUSTON-Monday 7 March 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Schlumberger today announced an enterprise-wide deployment of the cloud-based DELFI* cognitive E&P environment for ConocoPhillips. ConocoPhillips will use Schlumberger digital solutions enabled by the DELFI environment to bring its reservoir engineering modeling, data and workflows to the cloud.

“This digital platform will drive workflow and data efficiency, enabling ConocoPhillips to meet their diverse reservoir engineering modeling needs worldwide,” said Rajeev Sonthalia, president, Digital & Integration, Schlumberger. “Expert teams from both companies will work closely together to integrate our cloud-based digital solutions and AI with ConocoPhillips’ reservoir engineeri ... Read more »

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Vatika’s recent campaign with Entreprenelle encourages a thousand Arab women to find their voices and live their natural best through skill enablement courses

Dubai, United Arab Emirates-Monday 7 March 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

Vatika Voices, a unique campaign designed by the leading hair care brand Vatika along with Entreprenelle, a social development & business impact organization, in December 2021 to empower women across GCC and MENA region, announced their results recently coinciding with International Women’s Day which is right around the corner.

As part of the campaign, Vatika Voices had requested women across the GCC and MENA region to submit entries explaining why they should be a part of the program and how it would help them pursue their future goals and dreams. Vatika received over 4000 entries, out of which they shortlisted 10 ... Read more »

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Evidence-driven framework introduces a method to identify and strengthen employee knowledge, beliefs, values and behaviors so they can become an effective human layer of defense

TAMPA BAY, Fla-Monday 7 March 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced it has introduced the new Security Culture Maturity Model, the industry’s first maturity model specifically aimed at measuring security culture. Developed by KnowBe4 Research, the model is fueled by KnowBe4’s massive security awareness, behavior and culture dataset.

Security culture is defined as the ideas, customs and social behaviors of a group that influence its security. KnowBe4’s Security Culture Maturity Model is an evidence-driven framework for understanding and benchmarking the current security-related maturity of an organization, industry vertical, region or any me ... Read more »

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INGELHEIM, Germany -Monday 7 March 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

- The breakthrough approval expands the existing indication of Jardiance® to include adults with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), an underserved patient population that previously had no approved therapies in Europe

- European marketing authorization follows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s approval received on 24 February 2022

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The European Commission (EC) has granted marketing authorization for Jardiance® (empagliflozin) as a treatment for adults with symptomatic chronic heart failure, Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company have announced.1 The landmark approval makes Jardiance® the first and only approved treatment for all adults with symptomatic chronic heart failure, which includes patients across the full spectrum of LVEF, including both heart failure with reduced and preserved ejection fraction (HFrEF and HFpEF).

... Read more »

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DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES.-Monday 7 March 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

Arzan Wealth (DIFC) Limited (‘Arzan Wealth’), a Dubai-based investment advisory firm regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority, is pleased to announce that it has advised on the acquisition of newly built state-of-the-art Assisted Living and Memory Care communities in infill locations in the San Francisco East Bay and Marin County- California, USA.

The portfolio consists of two assets and offers 160 Class A units totaling 137,859 rentable square feet and operated by an experienced operator which manages 40+ senior housing communities across the United States with approximately ~3,900 units in operations and ~500 units under development. The two class-A facilities offer unparalleled amenities, resort-style hospitality, expert care, and numerous holistic health and well-being programs for the residents to live safe and connected lives.

The portfolio acquisition marks the initi ... Read more »

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LONDON-Monday 7 March 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- AM Best has been named Rating Agency of the Year at the MENA Insurance Awards 2022. The event was held at the Dubai International Financial Centre. The awards acknowledge outstanding achievements of insurance professionals across the Middle Eastern and North African markets.

Matthew Mosher, president and CEO of AM Best Rating Services, said, “This award is a tribute to the hard work of the many employees in AM Best’s EMEA offices. It is a reflection of their knowledge and understanding of the (re)insurance industry in the Middle East and North Africa.”

Vasilis Katsipis, AM Best’s general manager for MENA, South & Central Africa, added, “We are honoured to earn this award. AM Best strives to contribute to the strength of the insurance industry in the MENA region, and we are committed to serving the market as ... Read more »

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia-Sunday 6 March 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- MSI-Defence Systems Limited (MSI-DSL), the developer of leading-edge weapon and underwater systems and the European leading robotics and autonomous system developer Milrem Robotics jointly present highly mobile, unmanned kinetic C-UAV capabilities at the World Defense Show.

 “There has been an increase in the usage of drones and loitering munition against various military targets. The employment of this type of equipment has made low-level conflicts more lethal,” explained Captain (res) Jüri Pajuste, Defence Research and Development Director at Milrem Robotics. “Utilizing unmanned ground systems with intelligent functions to counter these new threats helps increase force protection, provide flexibility to tactical units to engage aerial and land targets, and ultimately reduce loss of life,” Pajuste added.

The jointly developed system comprising of Milrem Ro ... Read more »

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