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● Even though progress has been made, diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is still challenging1,2 ● Listening for velcro-like crackles in the lungs is crucial because they can be heard in the majority of IPF patients on auscultation2 ● Boehringer Ingelheim is partnering with experts and patient groups in raising awareness for early signs and symptoms, to improve the situation for patients with this rare and devastating disease INGELHEIM, Germany-Monday, September 18th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- IPF is a progressive and debilitating disease which causes continual and irreversible damage to the lungs.1 Early diagnosis is vital because without appropriate medical intervention, the opportunity to slow disease progression is lost. However, diagnosis can be challenging.1,2This year for IPF World Week (16-24 September), Boehringer Ingelheim is raising awareness of ‘the sounds of IPF’ helping physicians recognise the velcro-like crackle which can be heard in the ... Read more »
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SEOUL, South Korea -Monday, September 18th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] - Global Game Exhibition, G-STAR 2017, business matching system pre-registration has started - Submissions are received through the official homepage from 13 Sep until 3 Nov - Exhibitors - Trade visitors pre-information-based on-site business support - “Expects gaming companies’ active participation and actual results” (BUSINESS WIRE)-- At the on-site Global Game Exhibition, ‘G-STAR 2017’, a game business system that supports communications between exhibitors and trade visitors will be actively in place. G-STAR Organizing Committee announced that the ‘G-STAR 2017’ business matching system pre-registration will take place from 13 September (Wednesday) until 3 November (Friday). ‘G-STAR’ business matching system is an integrated business platform to support game contents export and overseas marketing of domestic and foreign corporations. ‘G-STAR 2017’ exhibitors and trade visitors can freely apply for it at the officia ... Read more »
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NEUCHATEL, Switzerland -Friday, September 15th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- The company Swiss Advanced Vision (SAV-IOL SA) announced today the launch of LUCIDIS and EDEN, two new intraocular lenses (IOLs) for the cataract surgery, both using the Instant Focus EDOF patented technology. With a brand-new concept, LUCIDIS brings two major achievements for the monofocal market: extending the depth of focus on a monofocal lens while being the first affordable EDOF IOL. Thanks to its advanced refractive design, it allows an extension towards the near and intermediate vision. At the same time, SAV-IOL is building on the success of the InFo lens for the multifocal market: with a convenient blister packaging, EDEN, the reference in the premium hybrid segment, offers high performance continuous vision. “Through EDEN, we consolidate our current product range with regards to high vision performance, based on our strong patients’ feedback. With LUCIDIS, the positioning is totally differen ... Read more »
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TOKYO-Monday, September 18th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation (TDSC) today announced development of a low voltage 5GHz receiver for the next-generation IEEE802.11ax1 wireless LAN. The company reported details of the technology on September 14th at the European Solid-State Circuits Conference in Belgium. Continued growth in the Internet of Things requires high-speed communications in environments increasingly crowded with numerous wireless LAN devices. IEEE 802.11ax, the next-generation wireless LAN, will be four times faster than its predecessor, even in crowded environments. However, high speed digital signal processing with low power dissipation requires adoption of a faster CMOS devices, operating with supply voltages lower than 1.0V. Unlike digital circuits, the performance of CMOS analog circuits, such as RF2 CMOS receivers, degrades drastically as voltage falls. New circuit technology that can operate below 1.0V is required ... Read more »
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Host Venue Tryon International Equestrian Center Announces Ticket Sales Date TRYON, N.C. -Thursday, September 14th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- The one year to go countdown to the FEI World Equestrian GamesTM Tryon 2018 (WEG) was launched today. With more than 500,000 people expected to attend the 2018 Games, the 12-day spectacle of equestrian champions is one of the biggest events on the global sporting calendar and will be the largest equestrian event in North Carolina’s history. Mark Bellissimo, CEO of host venue Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in Tryon, N.C., announced today that tickets will go on sale to the public on Monday, October 16, 2017. Competition action at WEG 2018 runs from September 12 through September 23, 2018, with the Opening Ceremony scheduled for September 11. A variety of ticketing types and prices will be offered such as an All Games Pass for each week of competition or both weeks, an All Session Day Pass, All Session Discipline Pass, a ... Read more »
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Sunday, September 17th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] Grandweld Shipyards has secured a contract to design, Construct and deliver four crew boats and six pilot boats for Kuwait Oil Company. The contract was signed on May, 2017 by Mr. Ismail Abdulla, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Kuwait Oil Company, and Mr. Jamal Abki, General Manager of Grandweld Shipyards. The 25meter long Aluminum fast crew boats, with a deck area of 40 square meters will be propelled by two (2) propellers driven by high-speed marine diesel engines to produce a speed of 25 Knots. Each boat is with a capacity to seat thirty three (33) persons including passengers, pilots and crew. The 23 meter long steel Pilot boats will be powered by two (2) high-speed marine diesel engines each driving fixed pitch propellers to reach a speed of 22 knots. Each of the pilot boat will accommodate fifteen (15) passengers and three (3) crews. About Grandweld Shipyards Grandweld is a fully integrated shipyard pr ... Read more »
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U.S. Designers to be Featured at the Tmall 2017 ‘See-Now Buy-Now’ Fashion Show Ahead of 11.11, the World’s Largest Shopping Day NEW YORK -Friday, September 15th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Alibaba Group’s (NYSE:BABA) Tmall, China’s largest consumer platform for brands and retailers, announced that it has become an official partner of New York Fashion Week (NYFW): The Shows, in association with Suntchi, to help U.S. designers and brands leverage Alibaba’s scale and technology to reach the China market for the first time. As part of the collaboration, Alibaba has selected designers from NYFW to be featured in Tmall’s 2017 second-annual ‘see-now buy-now’ fashion show, a global fashion event taking place this October in the run-up to Alibaba’s 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, the biggest shopping day in the world. Last year, Alibaba livestreamed this event to seven million viewers and featured more than 50 international brands. By collaborating with Alibaba, leading U.S. desi ... Read more »
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2017 Global Mobile Trends Report Focuses on Subscriber Growth, Network Evolution and Industry Convergence SAN FRANCISCO, Calif-Thursday, September 14th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA today published its second annual ‘Global Mobile Trends’ report, which provides exclusive data and analysis on the key trends shaping the future of the mobile ecosystem. Published at Mobile World Congress Americas being held in San Francisco this week, the 2017 edition of this flagship report series compiles data on mobile subscriber growth trends across both developed and emerging markets, plus insight on: device innovation beyond the smartphone; the evolution from 4G to 5G networks; industry financial performance and growth outlook; competition and convergence; and statistics for every region worldwide. “Our latest Global Mobile Trends report provides a comprehensive view of the opportunities and challenges facing the mobile industry as we move into a new era of ubiquitous connecti ... Read more »
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˜Creating Healthy Environment for Interactive Learning with Germ-Resistant Screen and Total Eye-care Solutions for Advanced Learning˜ ˜BenQ launches Dustproof Projectors and Health-Conscious IFPs Combine Ground-Breaking Display Tools˜ Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Sunday, September 17th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] Internationally recognized leader of human technology provider in education, BenQ, has been committed to creating a healthy environment that is conducive to learning. With the launch of latest Interactive Flat Panel (IFP) series and display of Dust Guard and Laser Projector, BenQ has brought together its ground-breaking product lines to create a comprehensive display solution for the classroom. The interactive solutions contain features that helps prevent eye-strain, fatigue and reduce the transmission of germs by touch. This complete interactive solution range for education system combines the latest development in durable high-performance Dustproof Projectors with BenQ’s featur ... Read more »
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DURHAM, N.C.-Sunday, September 17th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Bioventus, a global leader in orthobiologics, today announced the first patients have been enrolled in its BONES (Bioventus Observational Non-interventional EXOGEN Studies) clinical development program. BONES includes three observational, non-interventional, direct-to-patient studies designed to collect real world data on the use of the EXOGEN Ultrasound Bone Healing System. EXOGEN uses safe, effective low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) to help stimulate the body’s natural bone healing process. The BONES studies will compare the incidence of fracture nonunions in patients utilizing EXOGEN with patients from a national health insurance claims database who received standard of care alone. The studies will include long and small bones of upper and lower extremities and the unique design of BONES was discussed with FDA during its development. Its primary endpoint is defined as the ability of EXOGEN to mitigat ... Read more »
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Reinventing the wheel – Bends but does not break FRANKFURT, Germany-Sunday, September 17th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Innovation has always been part of Michelin’s genetic code – driving mobility and tire developments for more than 100 years. Now with MICHELIN ACORUS Technology, in partnership with Maxion Wheels, Michelin is reinventing the wheel to help eliminate road-based damage to tires and rims. The patented new technology, developed by Michelin and Maxion Wheels for the passenger car wheel market, incorporates two flexible rubber flanges mounted on a special wheel body to create a flexible wheel that improves the ride and comfort and also absorbs impacts from potholes and curbs. The new wheel is compatible with all tires on the market and comprises an alloy rim – which is narrower than normal, two rubber flanges and an optional cosmetic insert to protect the alloy wheel. Talking about this new innovation, Michelin Chief Operating Officer, Florent Menegaux said: ... Read more »
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I Squared Capital portfolio company successfully prices refinancing transaction LONDON-Sunday, September 17th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Viridian Group FinanceCo PLC and Viridian Power and Energy Holdings DAC (together, the “Issuers”), subsidiaries of Viridian Group Investments Limited (“Viridian”), a portfolio company of I Squared Capital, have priced their offering of £540 million (equivalent) in aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes. This issuance comprises a Euro tranche of €350 million of 4.00 percent senior secured notes due 2025 and a Sterling tranche of £225 million of 4.75 percent senior secured notes due 2024 (together, the “Notes”). Viridian intends to use the proceeds of the Notes, together with amounts received in relation to the settlement of certain forward foreign exchange contracts and cash on balance sheet, to refinance its existing Euro denominated notes, to pay costs and to pay a £60 million distribution to its shareholders. The Notes (144A ... Read more »
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Wipro to offer SAP-certified interface software for the Wipro HOLMES platform, supporting AI capabilities to accelerate automation of business processes on SAP® ERP CUPERTINO, Calif. & BANGALORE, India-Sunday, September 17th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today announced the launch of automation services powered by the Wipro HOLMES™ artificial intelligence platform. The interface software for Wipro HOLMES 2.0 for SAP® applications has been certified by SAP, a market leader in enterprise application software, to automate and interoperate with business processes running in the SAP ERP application. Wipro’s automation services are designed to deliver cognitive enhancements to user experience and productivity with a measurably improved ‘Business Value Index’ for each level of a business process. Closely integrated with Wipro HOLMES, these s ... Read more »
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LONDON-Sunday, September 17th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Fitch Solutions today announced a number of powerful enhancements to its Counterparty Risk Solutions, each designed to help risk professionals make faster and more insightful decisions. The Counterparty Risk Solution now includes a curated news monitoring service, Country Risk Data from BMI Research, and Bank Rankings – all delivered through the Fitch Connect platform. Fitch Connect News: This innovative offering uses machine learning and text mining technologies to gauge news sentiment on user-defined portfolio of banks, curated from thousands of global sources. This unique service applies a ‘negativity algorithm’ against entity and portfolio content, learning to deliver increasingly relevant content based on user behavior and delivered within his or her credit risk workflow. Country Risk Data: This qualitative view of BMI Research’s macroeconomic data, forecasts and risk indices features macroeconomic and politica ... Read more »
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North America’s Mobile Ecosystem To Be Worth $1 Trillion to Regional Economy by 2020 SAN FRANCISCO-Sunday, September 17th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- North America leads the world in 4G and smartphone adoption and is expected to migrate rapidly to 5G networks and services, according to a new GSMA study. The latest edition of the GSMA’s flagship Mobile Economy series, published at Mobile World Congress Americas this week, forecasts that smartphones connected to 4G networks will account for four out of five mobile connections in North America by 2020, a higher proportion than any other global region. The report also predicts that the mobile ecosystem’s contribution to the North American economy will increase to more than $1 trillion by 2020, equivalent to almost five per cent of regional GDP. “The successful large-scale rollouts of 4G networks across the US and Canada, alongside strong consumer take-up of 4G-capable smartphones, has established North America as one of th ... Read more »
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David Townsend Joins the Firm LONDON-Sunday, September 17th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- First Eagle Investment Management, LLC, is pleased to announce the opening of a London office, which will serve institutional clients and their consultants in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). “We believe our clients in the EMEA region can best be served from an office that’s close to them in geography and time zone,” said Mehdi Mahmud, President and Chief Executive Officer of First Eagle Investment Management, LLC. “London is a natural location for the office because of its established position as a centre of excellence in global financial services and its depth of resident talent in the investment management industry.” The new office is centrally located in the City at 125 Old Broad Street, Suite 720, London, EC2N 1AR, United Kingdom. Business at the office will be conducted through a new UK-based subsidiary, First Eagle Investment Management, Ltd, which will apply for au ... Read more »
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Showcases Positive Impact of Mobile on Individuals, Economies, Societies SAN FRANCISCO-Sunday, September 17th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- At Mobile World Congress Americas, the GSMA today launched a new global campaign to draw attention to the significant impact that mobile technology is having on the lives of more than 5 billion people around the world. The “Case For Change” will put the spotlight on the work of the mobile industry to help achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and, in doing so, connect everyone and everything to a better future. “Operators and ecosystem players around the world are doing some amazing work to create this better future – and we need to tell those stories,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. “Case For Change demonstrates the direct, positive impact that mobile operators have on the lives of billions of men, women and children around the world, on their communities, on economies, and on society as ... Read more »
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