About Author : Pankaj Singh

Pankaj Singh

With an experience as an insurance underwriter and a freelance writer under his belt, Pankaj Singh boasts of quite some expertise in the field of content creation. A qualified Post Graduate in Management, Pankaj has also completed a detailed course in Digital Marketing. Currently, he works for intelligencejournal.com, contributing insightful pieces across myriad professional domains.



Contribution by Pankaj Singh

Personalis unveils new service for cancer whole genome sequencing

  The new launch of the services will help the company expand its oncology portfolio Personalis has been able to sequence more than 40,000 MVP samples since 2013. Personalis, Inc., a leading advanced genomics firm for cancer, recently unve...

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Celltrion depicts CT-P13 SC efficacy for treating rheumatoid arthritis

Celltrion Healthcare, a biopharmaceutical company, recently announced data from a study further investigating efficacy, safety, immunogenicity & pharmacokinetics of CT-P13 SC, over a period of 1-year treatment. The study focuses on the results ac...

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Symphony partners with Tencent to ease business connectivity on WeChat

  The collaboration is claimed to be one of a kind as it will bring together two main global communities Symphony users will be allowed to interact with the clients on Weixin (WeChat) in real-time Symphony, provider of safe cloud collabora...

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Databricks secures $400 Million from its Series F funding round

Databricks is one of the leading Unified Data Analytics companies that helps firms to organize their data for analytics, implement data-driven decisions and empower data science. It has a rich portfolio of global customers that include Shell, Comcast...

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Alarm.com acquires majority stakes in U.S.-based software firm OpenEye

The cloud-based video services market (also known as Video-Surveillance-as-a-Service (VSaaS)) is expanding at a significant pace as legacy solutions shift to cloud-centric architectures. According to IHS Markit report, the Video Surveillance Market i...

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Sartorius buys Danaher’s life sciences tools businesses for $750 Mn

Global life sciences tools market is projected to witness substantial growth in the forthcoming years owing to their advancements and usage in the biotechnology sector. The growing prominence of the field and the subsequent rise in competition is fur...

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Imbrium doses first patient in Phase 2 IMB-115 trial to treat IAAC

Insomnia associated with alcohol cessation (IAAC) is a major challenge faced by patients who are recovering from AUD (alcohol use disorder), struggling to achieve sustained abstinence from alcohol. Given the massive opportunity, global pharmaceutical...

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Intel secures Pivot Technology Solutions’ Smart Edge platform

As wireless operators begin to deploy next generation 5G networks, the technology’s combined faster speed and massive data loads bearing capacity is expected to stimulate the growth of emerging data processing technologies like edge computing.&...

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Yumanity starts Phase 1 trial of YTX-7739 to treat Parkinson’s disease

Number of cases where people are affected with neurodegenerative diseases have been growing at a substantial pace. Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease are the most common neurodegenerative diseases found across the world. Various ...

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AngioDynamics buys Eximo Medical and its 355nm Laser Atherectomy tech

Owing to widescale tobacco use, the world is seeing an increased number of cancer and vascular diseases. India alone registers more than 10 million cases of peripheral artery disease on an annual basis. Technology and healthcare enterprises are incre...

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Scholar Rock to showcase preclinical, phase 1 clinical data of SRK-015

SMA is a rare genetic disease that typically affects young children. Currently, there is no cure for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), however, various pharmaceutical firms across the world are working to discover a novel, innovative treatment for the d...

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Ipsen presents studies highlighting new approaches for severe cancers

Today, people across the world are prone to numerous health disorders, and cancer is one of the major diseases which is growing at an alarming rate. Researchers around the world are putting their best foot forward to develop new therapies and next-ge...

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Rigel’s ITP Drug Fostamatinib Enters Phase 3 Clinical Trial in Japan

Chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is a disorder in which the body’s immune system destroys platelets which play a key role in blood clotting and healing. Currently, therapies such as steroids and splenectomy are used to treat ITP. However, ...

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Oncology Venture’s DRP shows positive data to treat colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer, also known as colon cancer, rectal cancer or bowel cancer, affects a patient’s rectum and colon. Reportedly, it is the third most common type of cancer detected in both women and men in the U.S. In an attempt to mi...

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vTv Therapeutics unveils additional positive data from diabetic study

TTP399 increased Time in Range, reduced hyperglycemia time, a bolus insulin dose that was lower and fewer hypoglycemic events.   TTP399 could be placed for Phase 3 development to address Type 1 Diabetes. vTv Therapeutics Inc., a biopharmac...

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Westlake to advise Frontier Energy on its takeover of Energy Insight

Energy efficiency is becoming a point of focus for several companies operating across the world. Various firms worldwide are turning towards energy efficiency consulting companies to efficiently manage the energy they use. This not only saves energy ...

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Rocket Pharma unveils Phase 1/2 trial data for its Fanconi Anemia drug

The manuscript includes data of the first four trial participants that were treated with RP-L102 under the Phase 1/2 FANCOLEN-I study.   First RP-L102 trail data demonstrates increase in bone marrow engraftment levels, which further leads to...

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Shopify buys 6 River Systems for $450M to grow its fulfillment network

Acquisition of 6 River Systems seems to be an attempt to accelerate the growth in delivery of daily packages. The deal would further expand the reach of the Shopify Fulfillment Network, which utilizes machine learning to ensure lower shipping cost...

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Genentech to present new data from neuroscience portfolio at ECTRIMS

The data from the neuroscience portfolio would be showed at the 35th ECTRIMS between September 11 and 13 in Stockholm.   The presentations would include entire Phase III outcomes from the SAkuraStar trial investigating satralizumab as a Neur...

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Pathmatics expands social ad data coverage to UK, Germany markets

Ad tracking firm Pathmatics has reportedly announced its plan to expand its data coverage of social advertising to Germany and the United Kingdom, by launching its flagship product Pathmatics Explorer in the regions. This announcement comes along th...

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Carl’s Jr. to launch plant-based Beyond Famous Star® burger in Canada

The burger features Beyond Meat’s 100% plant-based patty to be cooked in Carl’s Jr.’s char broiler Carl’s Jr., an American fast food restaurant chain, recently announced that it is planning to expand its partnership with Beyo...

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Automation Anywhere to invest $100 million to drive company expansion

Automation Anywhere has received a total investment of approximately $550 million.   Automation Anywhere has 70% market share in Global Capability Centre space in India as well as a market share of 53% to 54% in Indian corporate space. Aut...

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IBM’s AI cybersecurity platform Watson now available for Indian firms

IBM has reportedly started the provision of their AI powered platform Watson, to detect and resolve cybersecurity threats faced by organizations in India. Cybercrime has become a massive source of organized crime in the 21st century, in India as wel...

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Amazon inaugurates its largest campus in the world in Hyderabad

The new facility will be the only Amazon-owned campus which is outside of the US Amazon, the global e-commerce giant has recently opened its latest campus in Hyderabad, India, which is also its largest till date. The subcontinent is one of the faste...

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Standard Chartered & SAP Ariba team up to simplify financial solutions

The partnership is planned to boost digitalization of whole supply chain, improving accuracy, transparency and efficiency for suppliers and buyers alike.   SAP Ariba & Standard Chartered are focused towards supporting sustainable financi...

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Sun Pharma signs pact with CMS for generic drug sales in China

The pharmaceutical company has entered into an agreement with China Medical System Holdings to manufacture and manage 7 generic products in Mainland China.   The company shares rose to 4.69% to hit a day high of Rs. 434.20 on the B...

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737 Max crashes prevent Boeing from launching 777X long-haul jet

Boeing has been suffering billions of dollars in losses resulting from the 737 Max crisis Boeing has reportedly been delaying the launch of 777X long-haul jet, as the company spends its resources in handling a crisis following the crash of two of it...

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Terns Pharma unveils positive interim output in Phase 1 TERN-201 trial

Outputs from single ascending dose specify that TERN-201 is well tolerated and generally safe & can inhibit plasma SSAO activity.   This trial has now transitioned onto the next level; multiple-ascending dose phase. Terns Pharmaceutica...

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SSE in discussion with Ovo to sell its energy business in UK

SSE has also been fined £700,000 by Ofgem due to its inability to meet target smart gas meter installation in the previous year.   SSE announced that it would float or sell its arm of energy services after the first half of 2020. SSE...

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Kohlberg & Co. to merge Bemis® Healthcare Packaging with Nelipak

Bemis® will be incorporated with Nelipak and jointly operate under the Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging brand. Nelipak® Corporation, Inc., a company that focuses on providing custom packaging for pharmaceutical and medical industries, recen...

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Risuteganib enhances visual acuity in patients with age-related dAMD

· Patients enrolled to the clinical trial were given 1.0 mg of sham injection or risuteganib. · It would not be a helpful treatment for all patients with dry macular degeneration. Results from a Phase 2 clinical trial, which assessed ...

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I-Mab, TRACON Pharmaceuticals begins human trial of CD73 antibody TJD5

The study will evaluate the tolerability and safety of TJD5 and determine recommended doses for future clinical studies. I-Mab Biopharma (I-Mab), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical firm focused on the discovery and development of biologics in immuno...

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MJH Associates rebrands to MJH Life Sciences to strengthen its brand

Agency services and multimedia operations would be combined under the new MJH Life Sciences. MJH’s recent acquisition of UBM Life Sciences assets makes it the biggest private medical media firm in the U.S. MJH Associates, a U.S. based mult...

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Punch Technologies, Johnson Controls to make safety communication tech

Johnson Controls will be the exclusive vendor of PunchAlert, developed by Punch Technologies. North Carolina-based software company, Punch Technologies, Inc. and Johnson Controls have recently finalized a deal to bring a state-of-the-art safety comm...

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Amazon, Google and other tech giants could face DOJ antitrust probe

Stocks of Facebook, Google and Amazon have gone down after DOJ’s announcement The United States Department of Justice recently announced that it will launch an antitrust probe into the world’s most influential and biggest tech companies....

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Curaleaf shares fall post FDA’s warning issued over false CBD claims

The FDA warning had come after Curaleaf made unsubstantiated claims that their CBD (cannabidiol) based products can treat serious diseases.   Curaleaf has been asked to respond within 15 days with its plans to mitigate the violations. Cura...

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Copyright claims and audience growth are biggest challenges faced by YouTube creators

With 58% of YouTube creators admitting to being hit by a copyright claim, and the adoption of Article 13 (now 17) – European legislation designed to limit certain types of content shared online – the fight for viewers and the ability to g...

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Dressbarn confirms 53 stores to close in August as wind down nears

Ascena shares have been down by more than 75% this year and are trading at below $1 Ascena Retail Group, an American retailer for women’s clothing, recently announced that it is going to shut down 53 locations of Dressbarn by the end of August...

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Japan introduces working group to examine impact of Facebook’s Libra

Japan is looking to garner greater support due to the wide range of policies which can be affected by digital currencies. Japanese authorities have reportedly established a working group to discuss the impact Libra digital coin proposed by Facebook ...

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Ligand Pharma announces positive results from trial of CE-Iohexol

Ligand Pharmaceuticals, a US-based biopharmaceutical company recently announced positive top line results from clinical trial of its internal CE (Captisol-enabled) Iohexol program. The study attained primary endpoint indicating pharmacokinetic b...

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DHOR closes acquisition of Parkview Community Hospital Medical Center

DHOR had been administering Parkview under a management and operations transfer agreement as of February 2019 whilst waiting for HUD approval. Doctors Hospital of Riverside LLC (DHOR) has reportedly announced that it has completed acquisition and as...

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Octapharma conveys update on development plan for SubQ-8 at ISTH 2019

Octapharma has reportedly presented an update on the clinical development and pre-clinical data of SubQ-8 in a conference at the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis Congress 2019. SubQ-8 integrates a human cell line-derived recombinan...

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BioNTech & Genmab initiate trial of DuoBody-PD-L1x4-1BB to treat tumor

BioNTech SE, the largest privately held biopharmaceutical company in Europe, recently announced initiation of first-in-human study of DuoBody-PD-L1x4-1BB for the treatment of solid tumors, cite sources. For the record, BioNTech SE is a clinical-stag...

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Progenics Pharma initiates clinical trial of 1095 radiotherapy

Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, has recently announced that its first patient has been dosed for treatment of Metastatic Prostate cancer, in a phase 2 clinical study of 1095 radiotherapy. The clinical study evaluated I-1...

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Aerpio initiates clinical trial of AKB-9778 for treatment of PAOG

A US-based pharmaceutical company, Aerpio Pharmaceuticals, Inc., recently announced the initiation of Phase 1b clinical trial of AKB-9778 to develop treatment of PAOG (primary open angle glaucoma), report sources. For the record, Aerpio Pharmaceutic...

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Xynomic Inc. doses first patient in phase 1/2 Lymphoma trial

A clinical stage oncology drug development company Xynomic Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. has reportedly announced that it has dosed the first patient in a Phase 1/2 trial. Apparently, the trial combines abexinostat with ibrutinib in patients sufferi...

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American BriVision unveils positive ABV-1504 phase II results

Clinical stage biopharmaceutical company American BriVision has reportedly released positive outcomes of its ABV-1504 Phase II clinical trial, under Taiwan FDA clinical protocol code of BLI-1005-002 and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, for majo...

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Mersana to share interim data of XMT-1536 from ongoing Phase 1 trial

Clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company Mersana Therapeutics, Inc. has reportedly presented interim efficiency and safety data from its current Phase 1 dose-escalation study evaluating its first-in-class ADC candidate XMT-1536 aimed at NaPi2b, in pa...

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EU, China ink deals to reinforce partnership on civil aviation safety

The agreements will enable passengers to benefit from safer, economical, and greener air travel options The European Union (EU) has reportedly signed two agreements on civil aviation with China that are aimed at creating jobs, boost growth and bring...

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Cook Medical, Ambu A/S to jointly address endoscope-related infections

The two firms will bring forth single-use endoscopes to patients undergoing ERCP procedures to reduce the risk associated with serious cross-contaminations. Medical device company, Cook Medical Incorporated has recently agreed to enter into a partne...

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Mastercard Lyft tie up to strengthen economic security of drivers

Mastercard, the financial services company announced an expanded partnership with a U.S. based transportation network company, Lyft, to bring tools to Lyft drivers for their growth in the ever-changing scenario of the gig economy. A bank account and...

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SoftBank set to invest in the UK-based financing group Greensill

Softbank Vision Fund, the subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp, is reportedly planning to invest in Greensill Capital, a UK based firm that specializes in supply chain finance. As per reliable sources, the investment will value Greensill at $3 billion,...

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Cerevance successfully completes Phase 1 clinical trial of CVN424

Clinical stage biopharmaceutical company Cerevance has reportedly completed its Phase 1 clinical trial of CVN424, the company’s first-in-class, oral drug in development for treating Parkinson’s disease. The clinical study effectively atta...

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EU CHMP recommends LYNPARZA as first-line treatment for ovarian cancer

AstraZeneca & Merck’s LYNPARZA has reportedly received a positive opinion from the EMA’s (European Medicine Agency) CHMP (Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use), for the first-line maintenance treatment of the BRCA-mutated ad...

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Apis Partners to invest in L&T IFD, aims for a 25% stake worth $110M

Apis Partners has signed a binding agreement for the acquisition of the stake and will be investing through one of its funds called Apis Growth Fund II. UK-based venture capital firm Apis Partners has reportedly announced plans to acquire a 25 per c...

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Innovent doses first patient in bispecific antibody clinical trial

Innovent Biologics, Inc., a top-notch biopharmaceutical firm which produces and commercializes superior quality medications, has recently declared that the first patient has successfully been dosed in China in the Phase 1 trial of a recombinant compl...

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U.K. approves inclusion of Huawei gear for 5G despite U.S. warnings

The National Security Council led by the Prime Minister agreed to give Huawei limited access to help build noncore infrastructure for the network Reports confirm that U.K. has dismissed warnings of the U.S. about including 5G telecoms equipment from...

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Social media platforms blocked in Sri Lanka in the aftermath of blasts

The government has decided to temporarily block Facebook, Instagram, and other social media sites for restricting the spread of false news The government of Sri Lanka has reportedly announced the temporary blocking of various social media services a...

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Amazon in talks for ad-supported music service to compete with Spotify

Amazon is planning to market its free music streaming service through its Alexa-powered Echo smart speakers Amazon.com is reportedly in discussions to launch its own ad-supported music service offering, which can help strengthen the competition with...

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Regeneron Alnylam collaborate on a $1bn eye & CNS R&D agreement

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. have reportedly entered into a definitive collaborative deal. Authentic sources claim that the deal has been inked in a major effort to discover, advance and commercialize treatments for...

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Google adjourns AI ethics board following protests & online petition

An online petition had called on Google to single out Kay Coles James (Heritage Foundation) from the council that was formed a week ago. Technology giant Google has confirmed the dissolution of its recently formed AI ethics advisory panel on the gro...

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Crypto exchange platform Liquid hits $1B valuation with new funding

·         Liquid will use the capital for offering new services and expanding into new markets ·         The firm has said that it is publicly in favour of...

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Avaya deliberating over leveraged buyout offer that values it at $5Bn

The proposed acquisition offer comes approximately 15 months after the company emerged from a bankruptcy protection.   The company has been attracting acquisition interest from several private equity companies over the previous couple of mon...

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Teladoc Health announces acquisition of France-based MedecinDirect

The deal is expected to be closed in first half of this year   Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed yet Virtual care provider Teladoc Health has announced that it has acquired France-based telemedicine provider MédecinDire...

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Mercado Libre bans crypto-related listings following PayPal Investment

The Latin American e-commerce firm had recently obtained a $750 million investment from PayPal. The company is also cracking down upon pre-paid cards that are typically used for games. Mercado Libre, Inc., (Mercado Libre), a renowned Argentine e...

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FDA approves new generic valsartan to reduce the shortage of drug

The regulator reviewed the manufacturing and testing practices of India-based Alkem Laboratories Limited and found no traces of impurity The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reportedly announced to have approved a new generic ver...

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Wayland, International Cannabis in talks to sign a purchase agreement

Both the companies are nearing conclusion of their strategic reviews and expecting to enter into a definitive purchase agreement   The companies are expecting to realize material synergies, which would result in accelerated revenues along wi...

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Akili & Shionogi partnership to bring new digital therapeutics to Asia

The new strategic partnership would see the two enterprises collaborate on the development & commercialization of digital therapeutics in crucial Asian markets.   Potential & upfront milestone payments to Akili for the Taiwan & J...

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SoftBank plans to invest $10m in Swedish solar technology firm Exeger

SB Energy Corp will be supporting the global rollout process of Exeger’s technology and products SoftBank Group will hold the right to nominate a director for being appointed on Exeger’s board SoftBank Group, the Japanese multinational ...

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German logistics service provider FlixBus to take over rival Eurolines

FlixBus will integrate the long-distance routes of Eurolines and isilines to expand European reach The company aims to entice more passengers by offering more complete and diverse services FlixBus, the Germany-based bus logistics start-up backed by...

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Emergent BioSolutions to supply medical countermeasures to US

The company would manufacture and deliver several medical countermeasures prescribed by the Department of State including auto-injector training devices, Reactive Skin Decontamination Lotion Kit, and the Trobigard auto-injector Emergent BioSolutions...

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Atara Biotherapeutics to present clinical results of Car T platform

The firm is looking forward to its MSK collaborators’ clinical outcomes of a mesothelin-targeted autologous CAR T for patients suffering from advanced malignant pleural ailment   The event is slated to be held from March 29 to April 3 ...

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GNA & Boehringer collaborate on ASF diagnostic test development

Both the companies will come up with holistic solutions for farmers, veterinarians, and the food producing industry. The partnership aims to develop a diagnostic test for ASF. Research-driven pharma conglomerate Boehringer Ingelheim has joined f...

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Indivior introduces generic version of its Suboxone opioid drug

The company said its launch of an authorize generic version of the drug would prompt other firms to introduce their own cheaper versions The announcement comes in backdrop of a court ruling that allowed its rivals to sell generic versions of the d...

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Britain claims risk in using Huaweis 5G equipment can be mitigated

Huawei was accused of working with China’s government by the U.S., who said its equipment can be used to spy on Americans The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) of Britain has reportedly concluded that the British government would be able t...

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ElaadNL comes up with a PoC for IOTA-driven smart power grid for EVs

The PoC apparently depicts the ability of smart grids to generate and consumer power, and then redistribute the same autonomously among community members. The reputed Dutch technology conglomerate ElaadNL has made it to the front page for apparently...

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Autonomous truck enterprise TuSimple raises almost $100M in Series D

TuSimple will use the funding to expand its self-driving truck fleet. Renowned self-driving truck company TuSimple has made it to the headlines for having successfully raised substantial capital in a new funding round. As per credible reports, the s...

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Symantec acquires Luminate in an effort to peruse cloud security

Luminate’s ‘Secure Access Cloud™ ‘ further extends Symantec’s ‘Integrated Cyber Defense Platform’ expertise to users. Renowned California-based software magnate Symantec Corp has made it to the headlines for...

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