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Neff Capital Management Invests Additional $15mm DAVIE, Fla.-Thursday, March 2nd 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sintavia, LLC, a global leader in independent metal additive manufacturing (“AM”), announced today that it had closed a $15mm round of equity financing from its primary investor, Neff Capital Management LLC. The follow-on investment is in addition to an original $10mm of equity financing by Neff Capital which was announced in July 2015. It is expected that the new investment will be used for additional manufacturing capacity and facility expansion in 2017 and 2018. Established in 2012, Sintavia provides a complete suite of metal AM solutions to OEMs in precision industries worldwide. In particular, the company has built a customer base within the Aerospace & Defense, Oil & Natural Gas, Industrial Turbine, and Automotive industries. “Over the past two years, Sintavia has grown into a leader in the provision of critical metal AM components,” said Brian R. Neff, Ma ... Read more »
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Data from UNVEIL, the first trial of patients with moderate plaque psoriasis (BSA 5-10 percent) who were naïve to systemic and biologic therapy, presented at American Academy of Dermatology Congress OTEZLA demonstrated significant improvements versus placebo for the primary and key secondary endpoints at week 16 Safety profile for OTEZLA in UNVEIL was consistent with that of previous trials SUMMIT, N.J.-Monday, March 6th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) today announced that results from its phase 4 UNVEIL trial evaluating OTEZLA® (apremilast), the Company's oral, selective inhibitor of phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4), in patients with moderate plaque psoriasis with a body surface area (BSA) of 5-10 percent, were presented at the American Academy of Dermatology's Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. The UNVEIL study evaluated the clinical efficacy and safety of oral OTEZLA 30 mg twice daily compared with placebo at week 16 in 221 patients with m ... Read more »
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BARCELONA, Spain-Saturday, March 4th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] At the Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2017, NFS, holding company of Telecel mobile operations, announced its merger with Telecel Global (formerly Exxon Telecom), the leading global international Carrier. The merger will yield operating cost savings for Telecel operations subsidiaries of NFS, enable higher quality for their international telecommunication services, and expand the product offering in their markets. In addition to the anticipated efficiencies, the transaction is expected to fuel the future growth of the larger combined entity. Exxon Telecom, rebranded under Telecel Global earlier this month, will operate as the official international gateway for carrier services for NFS operations. The merger will enable Telecel Global to both expand its footprint across the African continent, as well as accelerate the growth of its global carrier business. Malek Atrissi, Director and COO of Telecel Global, said: “the agreemen ... Read more »
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Joint Tests Demonstrate Commitment to Open NB-IoT Ecosystem BARCELONA, Spain -Wednesday, March 1st 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Spirent Communications, a leading provider of lifecycle service assurance solutions, has successfully completed joint tests with Brocade to showcase 3GPP-compliant NB-IoT solutions. The joint tests utilized the Brocade vC-SGN solution, with 3GPP NB-IoT enhancements to the S1-AP interface, and Spirent Landslide, which emulates NB-IoT devices, LTE base stations and Evolved Packet Core (EPC) functions. The tests demonstrated compliance to 3GPP NB-IoT standards, the ability to support IoT device connections from up to 50,000 LTE base stations (eNBs) and automatic scaling of the vC-SGN for variable loads. Spirent Landslide enables network equipment providers (NEPs) and service providers (SPs) to validate the functionality and performance of mobile networks and services across the lifecycle phases of development, deployment and operations. With newly r ... Read more »
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TOKYO-Lundi 6 Mars 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)--Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd. (TOKYO : 2264), société de produits laitiers de premier plan au Japon, a annoncé aujourd’hui les résultats d’une nouvelle étude qui montrent comment la composition de la flore intestinale chez une population humaine en bonne santé évolue avec l’âge. L’étude, qui a utilisé une nouvelle technologie de séquençage de l’ADN, est unique en raison de sa taille et de la vaste tranche d’âges de ses sujets (nouveau-né à 104 ans). Ces facteurs contribuent à une image nouvelle et exhaustive du modèle typique de l’évolution des bactéries dans l’intestin humain. La recherche fondamentale dans les années 1970 par le Dr Mitsuoka a démontré des changements drastiques dans la composition des espèces de flore microbienne intestinale à mesure que les gens vieillissent 1 (Figure 1). Cependant, à cette époque, seulement environ 20 à 50 % des espèces de flore microbienne intestinale avaient été identifiés par la métho ... Read more »
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Utilities sector to be the key growth driver in 2017 Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Tuesday, February 28th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] 401 active projects in UAE’s utilities sector valued at USD 83.5 billion The number of utility projects increased by 2% in January, 2017 As per BNC Construction Analytics, with the recent announcement of new projects, the number of ongoing utility projects increased by 2% in January, 2017 as compared to December, 2016, even after considering the recent completion of 12 utility projects, that have a combined estimated value of around USD 87 million. As per BNC’s January 2017 Utilities Report there are currently 401 active projects in the UAE’s utility sector, with an estimated value of USD 83.5 billion. The utilities sector constitutes 4% of the number of active construction projects and 11% of the total estimated value of ongoing construction. BNC Project Intelligence identified four major utility projects with a combined estimated value of approximatel ... Read more »
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TOKYO-Sunday, March 5th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:2264), a leading dairy product company in Japan, today announced the results of a new study that show how gut microbiota composition in a healthy human population changes with age. The study, which utilized new technology for sequencing DNA, is unique due to its size and the wide age range of its subjects (newborn to 104 years). These factors contribute to a new, comprehensive picture of the typical pattern of evolution of bacteria in the human gut. Seminal research in the 1970s by Dr. Mitsuoka demonstrated drastic changes in the composition of gut microbiota species as people age 1 (Figure 1). However, at that point in time, only about 20 to 50% of gut microbiota species had been identified by the culture-based method. Despite major advances in microbiota analytical technologies, to date no large-scale analysis of the gut microbiota has been conducted to update these important find ... Read more »
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ABUJA, Nigeria-Lundi 6 Mars 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- AIDS Healthcare Fondation a officiellement dévoilé deux installations récemment construites au Nigeria en partenariat avec le Ministère de la Santé et l'Agence de lutte contre le SIDA dans le pays de Benue (BENSACA). L'AHF est la plus grande organisation sans but lucratif au monde. Elle fournit des soins de santé à plus de 690 000 patients dans 38 pays, dont les États-Unis, l’Afrique, l’Amérique latine / Caraïbes, l’Europe et l’Asie. Au Nigeria, l'AHF opère depuis 2011, date à laquelle elle a commencé à fournir gratuitement des services de lutte contre le VIH / SIDA à l'Hôpital Général de Gbajimba, dans l'État de Benue. Aujourd'hui, l’AHF Nigéria est passé d'une clinique à vingt-six installations dans l'État de Benue et cinq autres états dans le pays, atteignant plus de 11 000 patients avec des médicaments essentiels a leur vie. « Les deux structures que nous avons dévoilées ont été construites par l’AHF pour souteni ... Read more »
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Platform Gives Consumers Access to Range of Brands and Services LONDON -Tuesday, February 28th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today issued a new report titled, ‘Messaging as a Platform – The Operator Opportunity,’ that outlines how operators can play a central role in the future of Messaging as a Platform (MaaP). The report was created with contributions from AT&T, China Mobile, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, Metaswitch, Orange, KPN, Reliance Jio, Samsung, SK Telecom, Summit Tech, Syniverse, Telenor, Telia, T-Mobile US, Vodafone Group, WIT and Xura. The GSMA is working closely with mobile operators and the wider industry on the opportunities and enhanced services that MaaP brings to consumers. MaaP combines the features of advanced messaging with standardised interfaces to chatbots and plugins that create a richer experience for consumers and allow businesses to realise the application-to-person potential of IP messaging. Chatbot platforms harness artifi ... Read more »
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