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(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (“SINOVAC” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, today announced that it received prequalification from the World Health Organization (WHO) for its live attenuated varicella vaccine on November 3, 2022. This marks the first WHO prequalified Chinese varicella vaccine and the fourth SINOVAC vaccine to receive WHO approval.

The varicella vaccine is derived from the Oka strain and propagated in SINOVAC’s proprietary Human Diploid Cell (SV-1 strain), which is made by culturing and harvesting the virus, adding stabilizers and freeze-drying.

According to a phase III efficacy study, the seroconversion rate of the vaccinated children group, ages 1 to 12 years old, was 97.1%; the efficacy of the vaccine was 87.1% against varicella and 89.2% for breakthrough varicella. The vaccine provides 100% protection against moderate and severe cases.

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SHENZHEN, China - Friday, 04. November 2022

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The 24th China Hi-Tech Fair (CHTF 2022) will open on November 15-19, 2022 at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center and Shenzhen World Convention & Exhibition Center. Reflecting its status as China’s largest and most influential tech event, this year’s CHTF is focused on cutting-edge achievements in basic research, industrial integration, leading fields and major scientific research projects.

CHTF 2022 takes place at a pivotal moment in China’s 14th Five-Year Plan, which emphasizes scientific and technological self-sufficiency in national economic development going forward. In full alignment with this philosophy, as a high-level platform for international exchanges and cooperation in the economy and technology, CHTF 2022 will showcase the best and latest in scientific and technological innovation in China.

Among this year’s highlights will be intelligent manufact ... Read more »

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SEATTLE - Friday, 04. November 2022

Amazon commits $53 million to accelerate women’s climate innovation and gender equity advancements

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Amazon and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) are launching a public-private partnership to address the gender inequities that exist for women in the climate finance ecosystem and support female entrepreneurs with the resources they need to accelerate climate change innovations.

Amazon will commit a total of $53 million to help accelerate women’s climate solutions, including $3 million toward the USAID partnership and $50 million for Amazon to invest directly in climate tech companies run by women.

Amazon will serve as a founding partner of USAID’s Climate Gender Equity Fund, a new climate finance facility designed to remove systemic market barriers that prevent women and girls from accessing climate finance. USAID will also match Amazon’s $3 ... Read more »

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COIMBRA, Portugal - Friday, 04. November 2022

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cleanwatts, a leading climate tech scaleup, has signed a contract with the Government of São Tomé and Príncipe for the production and sale of affordable clean energy. Working with the country’s public utility, the Power & Water Company (EMAE), the project will install photovoltaic plants across the country.

The first phase of the project began with the installation of photovoltaic plants at the country’s national airport in São Tomé, as well as on the island of Príncipe. Clean energy produced by the installations will be injected directly into the grid; parties expect this project to revolutionize Sao Tome and Principe’s relationship with energy by addressing gaps in affordability and security of supply.

Currently, 76.6% of the population of São Tomé and Príncipe have access to electricity1, generated primarily through imported diesel (92%)2. The Government of São Tomé and Pr ... Read more »

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Friday, 04. November 2022 

The second edition of GB Tech Awards 2022 was held on Wednesday, November 2nd to celebrate the accomplishments of leading tech companies, innovative leaders and ground-breaking technology in the Middle East and Africa.

Hosted by Motivate Media Group and GB Tech Talk (a Gulf Business brand) at Social Distrikt, The Pointe – Palm Jumeirah, the awards recognised the biggest names in the technology industry who have delivered some of the most innovative digital products and solutions in the last year.

The awards attracted more than 150 industry professionals including top tech leaders from across the region. The event also served as a great networking opportunity for entrepreneurs, vendors and channel partners from the regional tech industry.

A total of 26 winners were applauded at the event, spanning across security, cloud, AI, fintech, 5G among others.

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DELHI, India & BANGALORE, India - Thursday, 03. November 2022
(BUSINESS WIRE)--ITW Sports Inc, a US based sports consulting firm focused on delivering end to end growth strategies for brands through the impactful platforms of sport and live entertainment, and a subsidiary of ITW Universe, was today named the official Global Activation Partner by Ed-tech giant BYJU’S for the ICC Cricket World Cup and FIFA Football World Cup. The announcement comes on the back of major sponsorships deals that the Bangalore-based company has signed in the recent past, including coming on board as the official sponsor of the Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 to be held in Qatar as well as a three-year agreement between BYJU’S and the ICC which will see BYJU’S partner all ICC events till end of 2023, including the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia. ITW was instrumental in stitching together the deals with the BCCI and the ICC for BYJU’S, consulting the brand on ... Read more »

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Friday, 04. November 2022

10 Winners to be announced at Awards Ceremony in January 2023 across the categories of Health, Food, Energy, Water and Global High Schools
4,538 submissions from 152 countries, marking a 13% increase in entries compared to the previous cycle

The Zayed Sustainability Prize, the UAE's pioneering global award for recognising excellence in sustainability, held its Jury meeting to elect winners for its current 2023 cycle, who will be announced during the Prize’s Awards Ceremony at the 2023 Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), this January.


A total of 30 finalists were confirmed and are now in competition for the 10 awards, across the five categories of Health, Food, Energy, Water, and Global High Schools. This year, the Prize received a record 4,538 applications, marking a 13% increase in entries compared to the previous cycle, while attracting submissio ... Read more »

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EMPA-KIDNEY, the largest and broadest dedicated SGLT2 inhibitor trial in chronic kidney disease, provides new evidence for patients commonly seen in clinical practice1,2

- Phase III trial also demonstrated a statistically significant reduction (14%) in hospitalization for any cause,1,2 bringing potential relief for patients and reducing burden on healthcare systems3

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- EMPA-KIDNEY Phase III clinical trial met its primary endpoint by demonstrating a significant kidney and cardiovascular benefit for adults living with chronic kidney disease (CKD).1,2 When treated with empagliflozin, the risk of kidney disease progression or cardiovascular death was significantly reduced by 28% vs. placebo (HR; 0.72; 95% CI 0.64 to 0.82; P<0.000001).1,2 The results were announced today during the American Society of Nephrology (ASN)’s Kidney Week 2022 by the Medical Research Council Population Health Research Unit (MRC PHRU) at the University of Oxford which desi ... Read more »

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International investors can join the waitlist ahead of market rollouts in early 2023

(BUSINESS WIRE), an investing platform with more than 3 million members in the U.S. and distributed teams across 8 countries, has announced plans for a global launch in Q1 2023.

The phased roll-out will make Public’s app available to a range of international markets. Investors around the world will be able to convert their local currency into the U.S. dollar within the platform to invest in their choice of thousands of assets.

International members will also have access to Public’s investor and analyst community, as well as contextual information about their portfolios in the form of daily live shows, reports, and unique business metrics. International investors can also access extended market trading for additional flexibility outside normal U.S. market hours.

International investors can join the waitlist now at to be first t ... Read more »

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(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Utex Industries, Inc. announces the acquisition of Sheraton Services Ltd., located in Ashington, United Kingdom. Sheraton Services will become Utex Europe and will continue to support the company’s global expansion of engineered sealing solutions in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) market. Utex Europe will also provide additional manufacturing resources elsewhere within Utex Industries.

“The acquisition of Sheraton Services Ltd. to enhance our global expansion and support customers worldwide is a positive move for the company,” said Piotr Galitzine, President & CEO of Utex Industries, Inc.

In January 2021, Sheraton became the official distributor for Utex products in the EMEA market. Its employees’ combined 120 years’ experience in the design and manufacturing of seals will now further strengthen Utex in the region.

For more information about Utex Industries, Inc., visit

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Indexes developed in collaboration with Menai Financial Group and Compass Financial Technologies

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community, today announced the launch of digital-asset indexes, offering a way to help investors evaluate sources of risk and return opportunities across the global digital-assets ecosystem.

These digital-asset indexes are the first of their kind from MSCI and seek to track the performance of the largest digital assets by market capitalization; digital assets that utilize ex-proof-of-work blockchain consensus mechanisms; and digital assets associated with technology platforms supporting smart-contracts.

The new indexes will leverage insights based on collaboration with experts such as Menai Financial Group (“Menai”), a leading provider of institutional-grade digital-asset investment products and trading services. The i ... Read more »

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LONG BEACH, Calif. - Thursday, 03. November 2022

Expansions of Laserfiche’s AI capabilities also include full-text searchability for audio and video files

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Laserfiche — the leading SaaS provider of intelligent content management and business process automation — launched today an expansion of its intelligent data handwriting recognition for Laserfiche Cloud. This innovative feature allows organizations to extract handwritten text from semi-structured documents, to better serve their communities and expand the footprint of their business process automation.

Laserfiche additionally expanded intelligent capture capabilities earlier this year by adding full-text searchability to audio and video files stored in Laserfiche, such as voicemails or video meeting recordings. Driven by the understanding that the modern definition of a “document” should include any file format that can hold valuable and actionable data, Las ... Read more »

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