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A large-scale international event in the field of business tourism Meet Global MICE Congress took place in Moscow from 6 to 8 October, attracting over 300 industry experts from 14 countries, including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, India, and China. This influential gathering served as a pivotal platform for MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) tourism discussions. The congress featured enlightening business sessions, discussions, debates, and B2B negotiations.

Topics ranged from the essential qualities cities must possess to attract business tourists to key considerations for this segment and the industry's promising future. Business tourism is vital for Moscow, contributing one-fifth of its total tourist influx. Non-CIS countries leading the tourist arrivals included China, Iran, UAE, Turkey, and India. The UAE ranked fifth in the share of foreign tourists staying in Moscow hotels this summer.

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ZUG, Switzerland - Wednesday, 11. October 2023


  • The phase III ARCADIA 1 and 2 trials met their co-primary and all key secondary endpoints, demonstrating the efficacy of nemolizumab in patients with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis, and early and sustained improvement in itch as early as week 1.1
  • Results from the phase III OLYMPIA 1 trial in patients with prurigo nodularis also met both primary endpoints and all key secondary endpoints, confirming nemolizumab’s rapid onset of action on itch.2
  • 81% of adults with atopic dermatitis describe itch as among their three most problematic symptoms, while many patients with prurigo nodularis also report itch as the most burdensome symptom.3,4
  • Nemolizumab is a first-in-class investigational monoclonal antibody that blocks the signaling of IL-31, a neuroimmune cytokine responsible for driving multiple disease mechanisms ... Read more »
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MARLBOROUGH, Mass. - Tuesday, 10. October 2023

ExaGrid Continues Growth - 11 Consecutive Quarters of Free Cash Flow

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- ExaGrid®, the industry’s only Tiered Backup Storage solution, today announced that it had its strongest Q3 in the company’s history, for the quarter ending September 30, 2023.

ExaGrid had a record third quarter and had just under 20% growth as compared to Q3 of 2022. ExaGrid continues to grow at about 20% per year. The company was Free Cash Flow (FCF) positive, P&L positive, and EBITDA positive for its 11th consecutive quarter. ExaGrid added 130 new customers in Q3 2023, including 2 large seven-figure new customer deals. ExaGrid has more than 4,000 active upper mid-market to large enterprise customers that use ExaGrid Tiered Backup Storage to protect their data. ExaGrid’s growth is accelerating, and the company is hiring to expand its sales teams worldwide.

“ExaGrid is continuing to expa ... Read more »

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SINGAPORE - Wednesday, 11. October 2023 AETOSWire

Combines Seequent’s Geological Modeling with Flow State Solutions’ Geothermal Simulation Software

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Bentley Systems, Incorporated (Nasdaq: BSY), the infrastructure engineering software company, today announced that Seequent, The Bentley Subsurface Company, has signed an agreement to acquire Flow State Solutions, an industry leader in geothermal simulation software. The move further solidifies Seequent’s position as the most comprehensive subsurface software provider for the geothermal industry.

Flow State Solutions’ geothermal reservoir, wellbore, and surface network simulation software helps project developers and operators better understand geothermal resources for asset development and optimization and improved well performance. Combining Flow State Solutions’ Volsung portfolio with Seequent’s capabilities creates the most robust end-to-end solutio ... Read more »

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 ESPOO, Finland - Wednesday, 11. October 2023

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tecnotree, a global digital platform and services leader for 5G and cloud-native technology, recently completed a successful go-live with MTN South Sudan for the completion of system upgrades of BSS full stack, which includes Digital Customer Lifecycle Manager (DCLM), Digital Order Manager (DOM), Digital Accelerator Platform (DAP), Digital Catalog Manager (DCM), Digital Resource Management (DRM), and Digital Convergent Billing System (DCBS). This project is part of MTN's digital transformation initiative aimed at accelerating its Ambition 2025 execution.

Tecnotree enhanced MTN South Sudan’s BSS infrastructure through its complete range of digital BSS Suite with CRM, Order Management, Product Catalog, Inventory Management, Microservices Platform, Billing, Collections, and integration of BSS functionalities with other 3PP systems and Channels.

This digital transformation will enable M ... Read more »

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ACCRA, Ghana 
More than five million shoes will be produced annually with a revolutionary design that combines performance function, environmental sustainability, and disease protection.

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- World Shoe today announced the opening of its inaugural factory to produce the first antimicrobial, eco-friendly footwear brand manufactured in Africa. The production launch represents a collaborative effort among public, private, and civil service sectors to provide high-quality, low-cost products for retail consumers throughout African and international markets that prevent injury, promote hygiene and protect against debilitating disease.

World Shoe products will form part of an integrated bundle of healthcare services that address broader public health and environmental sustainability mandates. The versatile design of the footwear is intended to provide comfortable, breathable support in a variety of climates and conditions. Made from durable EVA foam ... Read more »

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A global licensing agreement has been signed for the development and commercialization of SOFIE’s two investigational Gallium-68 and Fluorine-18 Fibroblast Activation Protein Inhibitors (FAPI) radiopharmaceutical diagnostics - [68Ga]FAPI-46 and outside-U.S. rights for [18F]FAPI-74
FAP is highly expressed in cancer associated fibroblasts (CAF), which supports the growth and spread of cancerous cells across many tumor types1
SOFIE will maintain clinical development and commercialization rights for [18F]FAPI-74 in the U.S. building on momentum from its FAPI Global Outreach Program

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- GE HealthCare today announced an exclusive global licensing agreement with SOFIE Biosciences (SOFIE), a Virginia, U.S.-based company, to develop, manufacture and commercialize SOFIE’s Gallium-68 and Fluorine-18 labelled diagnostics targeting fibroblast activation protein (FAP). Financial terms were not disclosed. Based on this agreement, GE Healt ... Read more »

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Changes Reinforce BSY’s Organizational Sustainability and Contributions to Global Infrastructure Sustainability

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Bentley Systems, Incorporated (Nasdaq: BSY), the infrastructure engineering software company, today announced executive appointments.

Kristin Fallon joins Bentley as Chief Marketing Officer, based in Annapolis, Maryland. Most recently, Fallon was Global Head of Brand and Digital Marketing at GE HealthCare, an $18 billion medical technology and software company. Among many accomplishments, she led the company’s rebranding as part of its separation from GE, for which she was named Communicator of the Year by the Association of National Advertisers. Prior to GE, she spent 10 years in international aid, leading marketing and communications for social, environmental, and economic development projects in Asia and Africa. Fallon earned a BA in economics at Wake Forest University and an MBA at the University of Maryland. She is a boar ... Read more »

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Move will deliver expanded climate solutions and bring transparent, credible insights on voluntary carbon markets for corporates, institutional investors and other capital market participants.
Reinforces MSCI’s commitment to drive clarity around climate investing through high quality, innovative data and insights.

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of mission-critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community, today announced it has signed a purchase agreement to acquire Trove Research, a specialist data, analysis and advisory firm.

Founded in 2015, Trove Research is a world-renowned source of intelligence across carbon markets combining deep sector knowledge with proprietary data and cutting-edge models. Since 2020, Trove Research has focused exclusively on tracking corporate climate commitments and providing high quality data and insights into the voluntary carbon market through a sin ... Read more »

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  • Data from the ongoing Phase II open-label extension (OLE) study of evobrutinib show sustained clinical efficacy and a safety profile that remains consistent with that previously reported over five years of therapy - the longest follow-up of any Bruton’s tyrosine kinase inhibitor (BTKi) in multiple sclerosis (MS) studies
  • Additional Phase II OLE data show significant and clinically meaningful improvements on mental health and quality of life measures in study participants with relapsing multiple sclerosis (RMS)
  • Evobrutinib is an investigational highly selective, oral, central nervous system (CNS)-penetrant BTKi with the potential to transform the RMS treatment landscape by targeting smouldering MS on top of peripheral nervous system inflammation to address both relapses and disability progression independent of relapses





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