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Alphagary, an Orbia Company, Acquires Majority Share Ownership in Shakun Polymers Private Limited in India

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:57pm

The group was formed when Mexichem (now Orbia) purchased Alphagary and joined it with Bayshore Vinyl Compounds.

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  • The group was formed when Mexichem (now Orbia) purchased Alphagary and joined it with Bayshore Vinyl Compounds.
  • Orbia operates in the Polymer Solutions, Building and Infrastructure, Precision Agriculture, Data Communications and Fluorinated Solutions sectors.
  • To learn more, please visit orbia.com .\nShakun Polymers Private Limited is one of the leading players in the field of compounding for the wire and cable industry.
  • With a focus on tailoring to product and customer requirements, products are perfected with in-house testing facilities and at accredited testing facilities in India and abroad.

Pittsburgh Insurance Brokers Erase Millions of Dollars in Medical Debt for Local Residents

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:57pm

b'Alera Group Pittsburgh, an affiliate of Alera Group, Inc. (\xe2\x80\x9cAlera\xe2\x80\x9d) today announced their alleviation of $1.3M of local healthcare debt.

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  • b'Alera Group Pittsburgh, an affiliate of Alera Group, Inc. (\xe2\x80\x9cAlera\xe2\x80\x9d) today announced their alleviation of $1.3M of local healthcare debt.
  • As a result, thousands of Americans will now receive letters of forgiveness to alert them of the gift from Alera Group employees.
  • These letters have been delivered throughout the winter and spring targeting individuals and families living below 200% of the poverty level.
  • This gift to our local communities comes straight from the heart of our team,\xe2\x80\x9d said Kevin Sweeney, a partner of Alera Group Pittsburgh.

Global Flow Meter Market (2021 to 2026) - Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecasts - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:56pm

b'The "Flow Meter Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com\'s offering.\nThe global flow meter market reached a value of US$ 7.6 Billion in 2020.

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  • b'The "Flow Meter Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com\'s offering.\nThe global flow meter market reached a value of US$ 7.6 Billion in 2020.
  • Looking forward, the publisher expects the global flow meter market to exhibit moderate growth during the next five years.\nA flow meter is defined as an instrument used for measuring the linear, nonlinear, mass and volumetric flow rate of a gas or liquid.
  • Presently, flow meters are majorly categorized as mass, velocity and positive displacement meters.
  • Velocity flow meters consist of ultrasonic, paddle wheel, target, orifice plate, turbine, vortex, variable area, and venturi tube flow meters.

Standard Chartered Celebrated in the EMpower Ethnic Minority Role Model Lists 2021

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:53pm

b'Standard Chartered is proud to announce that three colleagues were recognised in the prestigious EMpower Ethnic Minority Role Model Lists 2021, released today.

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  • b'Standard Chartered is proud to announce that three colleagues were recognised in the prestigious EMpower Ethnic Minority Role Model Lists 2021, released today.
  • Fenil Khiroya, Head of Human Resources for the UK, and Donna Hill, Business Planning Manager, Global Disputes & Government Investigations, Legal, were named in the EMpower 100 Ethnic Minority Executives List and the EMpower 100 Ethnic Minority Future Leaders\xe2\x80\x99 List, respectively.
  • The Bank has a commitment to significantly increase ethnic representation in its UK and US senior leadership teams by 20251.
  • Honorees have achieved success in their own careers, and actively use their platform to advance inclusion in the workplace.

2021 Global Directory of Metal-Faced Thermal Insulated Panel Producers - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:48pm

b"ResearchAndMarkets.com is the world's leading source for international market research reports and market data.

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  • b"ResearchAndMarkets.com is the world's leading source for international market research reports and market data.
  • We provide you with the latest data on international and regional markets, key industries, the top companies, new products and the latest trends.\nView source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210513005665/en/\n"

Winners Announced for Ninth Annual Adolescent Immunization Awareness Contest

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:45pm

b'The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey, in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Health, today announced the winners for the ninth annual Protect Me With 3+ adolescent immunization awareness poster and video contest.\nThe winners and finalists in each category were honored during a virtual awards ceremony on May 12, 2021.

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  • b'The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey, in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Health, today announced the winners for the ninth annual Protect Me With 3+ adolescent immunization awareness poster and video contest.\nThe winners and finalists in each category were honored during a virtual awards ceremony on May 12, 2021.
  • The winning teachers and schools include:\nThe Protect Me With 3+ contest raises awareness about the importance of adolescent immunizations to protect against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap), human papillomavirus (HPV), meningococcal conjugate, and influenza (flu).\nThis year, the contest received poster and video entries from middle school and high school students across the state.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cI was amazed by the students\xe2\x80\x99 artistic expression and encouraged by the high number of submissions for this year\xe2\x80\x99s contest.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cThe Department of Health is grateful to have the opportunity to educate students on the importance of adolescent immunization through a poster and video contest that allows students to be as creative as possible.

Global Chlorella Industry (2020 to 2027) - Key Market Trends and Drivers - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:44pm

China, the world`s second largest economy, is forecast to reach a projected market size of US$15.8 Million by the year 2027 trailing a CAGR of 7.8% over the analysis period 2020 to 2027.

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  • China, the world`s second largest economy, is forecast to reach a projected market size of US$15.8 Million by the year 2027 trailing a CAGR of 7.8% over the analysis period 2020 to 2027.
  • Among the other noteworthy geographic markets are Japan and Canada, each forecast to grow at 2.7% and 3.8% respectively over the 2020-2027 period.
  • Within Europe, Germany is forecast to grow at approximately 3.4% CAGR.\nIn the global Chlorella Ellipsoidea segment, USA, Canada, Japan, China and Europe will drive the 4.1% CAGR estimated for this segment.
  • These regional markets accounting for a combined market size of US$6.4 Million in the year 2020 will reach a projected size of US$8.5 Million by the close of the analysis period.

ClearDATA Expands SaaS Solution to Automate Detection of Protected Health Information Stored in the Public Cloud

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 3:00pm

b'ClearDATA \xc2\xae, the leader in healthcare public cloud security, compliance and privacy, today announced an expanded capability of their ClearDATA Healthcare Security and Compliance Platform\xe2\x84\xa2 , enabling healthcare organizations and their business associates to automatically detect protected health information (PHI) in multi-cloud storage buckets.

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  • b'ClearDATA \xc2\xae, the leader in healthcare public cloud security, compliance and privacy, today announced an expanded capability of their ClearDATA Healthcare Security and Compliance Platform\xe2\x84\xa2 , enabling healthcare organizations and their business associates to automatically detect protected health information (PHI) in multi-cloud storage buckets.
  • Misidentifying or failing to identify sensitive data as PHI in cloud storage could put it at even greater risk of falling victim to a cybersecurity breach.
  • According to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, over 65 percent of all security issues in the cloud stem from misconfiguration.
  • For more information, visit ClearDATA at www.cleardata.com .\nView source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210513005661/en/\n'

UAE Cyber Security Market By Security Type, Solutions Type , Deployment Mode, End Use Industry, Company, Region, Forecasts & Opportunities to 2026 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:39pm

b'The "UAE Cyber Security Market By Security Type (Network Security, Endpoint Security, Others), By Solutions Type (Identity & Access Management, Risk & Compliance Management, Others), By Deployment Mode, By End Use Industry, By Company, By Region, Forecast & Opportunities, 2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com\'s offering.\nThe UAE Cyber Security Market is expected to grow at an impressive rate during the forecast period.

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  • b'The "UAE Cyber Security Market By Security Type (Network Security, Endpoint Security, Others), By Solutions Type (Identity & Access Management, Risk & Compliance Management, Others), By Deployment Mode, By End Use Industry, By Company, By Region, Forecast & Opportunities, 2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com\'s offering.\nThe UAE Cyber Security Market is expected to grow at an impressive rate during the forecast period.
  • The UAE Cyber Security Market is driven by the increasing cyber threats across organizations.
  • However, the high cost of cyber security solutions has led to the decrease in adoption rates especially across SMEs.
  • Major companies are developing advanced technologies and launching new services in order to stay competitive in the market.

$115.7 Million Worldwide Anti-slip Coatings Industry to 2027 - Impact of COVID-19 on the Market - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:38pm

China, the world\'s second largest economy, is forecast to reach a projected market size of US$34.5 Million by the year 2027 trailing a CAGR of 8.1% over the analysis period 2020 to 2027.

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  • China, the world\'s second largest economy, is forecast to reach a projected market size of US$34.5 Million by the year 2027 trailing a CAGR of 8.1% over the analysis period 2020 to 2027.
  • Among the other noteworthy geographic markets are Japan and Canada, each forecast to grow at 2.9% and 4.8% respectively over the 2020-2027 period.
  • These regional markets accounting for a combined market size of US$15.5 Million in the year 2020 will reach a projected size of US$20.8 Million by the close of the analysis period.
  • Led by countries such as Australia, India, and South Korea, the market in Asia-Pacific is forecast to reach US$22.3 Million by the year 2027, while Latin America will expand at a 5.7% CAGR through the analysis period.\n'

AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Dubai Insurance Company (PSC)

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:35pm

b'AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of \xe2\x80\x9ca-\xe2\x80\x9d (Excellent) of Dubai Insurance Company (PSC) (DIC) (United Arab Emirates).

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  • b'AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of \xe2\x80\x9ca-\xe2\x80\x9d (Excellent) of Dubai Insurance Company (PSC) (DIC) (United Arab Emirates).
  • The associated counterparty credit risk is mitigated partially by the use of a panel of international reinsurers of high credit quality.
  • For additional information regarding the use and limitations of Credit Rating opinions, please view Guide to Best\xe2\x80\x99s Credit Ratings .
  • For information on the proper media use of Best\xe2\x80\x99s Credit Ratings and AM Best press releases, please view Guide for Media - Proper Use of Best\xe2\x80\x99s Credit Ratings and AM Best Rating Action Press Releases .\nAM Best is a global credit rating agency, news publisher and data analytics provider specialising in the insurance industry.

Patagonia to Offer Drinking Water Sourced From the Sky, Made With Just Sunlight and Air

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:35pm

This first-of-its-kind technology uses sunlight to pull pure, clean and endlessly renewable water vapor out of the sky and create delicious, climate-resilient drinking water that\xe2\x80\x99s balanced with minerals for optimal health.

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  • This first-of-its-kind technology uses sunlight to pull pure, clean and endlessly renewable water vapor out of the sky and create delicious, climate-resilient drinking water that\xe2\x80\x99s balanced with minerals for optimal health.
  • Founded by Yvon Chouinard in 1973, Patagonia is an outdoor apparel company based in Ventura, California.
  • The company\xe2\x80\x99s SOURCE\xc2\xae Hydropanels create drinking water using sunlight and air as the only inputs, and can put the power of safe, sustainable drinking water in the hands of every person in nearly every climate and corner of the world.
  • For more information, visit www.source.co and follow us on Facebook , LinkedIn , Twitter and Instagram .\nView source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210513005657/en/\n"

Global SVOD Forecasts Report 2021: 700 Million SVOD Subscribers Forecast by 2026, Up by 35% from 518 Million in 2020 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:35pm

b'The "Global SVOD Forecasts 2021" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com\'s offering.\nSVOD subscriptions for 138 countries will increase by 591 million between 2020 and 2026 to reach 1,495 million - or up by 65%.

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  • b'The "Global SVOD Forecasts 2021" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com\'s offering.\nSVOD subscriptions for 138 countries will increase by 591 million between 2020 and 2026 to reach 1,495 million - or up by 65%.
  • The total will cross the 1 billion mark in 2021.\nGross subscriptions growth is faster than for SVOD subscribers [an SVOD subscriber pays for at least one SVOD subscription].
  • This means that the average SVOD subscriber will pay for 2.14 SVOD subscriptions by 2026 - up from 1.74 in 2020.\nPrincipal Analyst at Digital TV Research, said: "There will be 700 million SVOD subscribers by 2026; up by 35% from 518 million at end-2020.
  • China and the US will together account for 48% of the global total by 2026; down from 59% in 2020.

Rarebreed Veterinary Partners Closes New Round of Financing Led by Existing Investors Halle Capital Management and Trilantic North America

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:34pm

b'Rarebreed Veterinary Partners (\xe2\x80\x9cRarebreed\xe2\x80\x9d or the \xe2\x80\x9cCompany\xe2\x80\x9d), a technology-enabled veterinary services platform, announced today that it has closed a new round of financing, led by existing investors Halle Capital Management and Trilantic North America, both leading private equity firms.

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  • b'Rarebreed Veterinary Partners (\xe2\x80\x9cRarebreed\xe2\x80\x9d or the \xe2\x80\x9cCompany\xe2\x80\x9d), a technology-enabled veterinary services platform, announced today that it has closed a new round of financing, led by existing investors Halle Capital Management and Trilantic North America, both leading private equity firms.
  • For more information, please visit www.hallecapital.com .\nTrilantic Capital Management L.P. ("Trilantic North America") is a leading, growth-focused, middle market private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in North America.
  • Trilantic North America has managed six private equity fund families with aggregate capital commitments of $9.7 billion.
  • Trilantic North America has been recognized by Inc. Magazine\'s 2019 list of Top 50 Founder-Friendly Private Equity Firms.

Insights on the Reduced Fat Cereals Global Market to 2027 - Featuring Arla Foods, Crowley Food and General Mills Among Others - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:32pm

b'The "Reduced Fat Cereals - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com\'s offering.\nAmid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Reduced Fat Cereals estimated at US$11.3 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$15.3 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 4.4% over the period 2020-2027.\nThe U.S. Market is Estimated at $3.1 Billion, While China is Forecast to Grow at 7.1% CAGR\nThe Reduced Fat Cereals market in the U.S. is estimated at US$3.1 Billion in the year 2020.

Key Points: 
  • b'The "Reduced Fat Cereals - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com\'s offering.\nAmid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Reduced Fat Cereals estimated at US$11.3 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$15.3 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 4.4% over the period 2020-2027.\nThe U.S. Market is Estimated at $3.1 Billion, While China is Forecast to Grow at 7.1% CAGR\nThe Reduced Fat Cereals market in the U.S. is estimated at US$3.1 Billion in the year 2020.
  • China, the world\'s second largest economy, is forecast to reach a projected market size of US$3.2 Billion by the year 2027 trailing a CAGR of 7.1% over the analysis period 2020 to 2027.\nAmong the other noteworthy geographic markets are Japan and Canada, each forecast to grow at 2.5% and 3.5% respectively over the 2020-2027 period.
  • Within Europe, Germany is forecast to grow at approximately 3.2% CAGR.\n'

SentinelOne Receives Highest Score for Type B Use Case in the Gartner 2021 Critical Capabilities for Endpoint Protection Platforms

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 3:00pm

b'SentinelOne , the autonomous cybersecurity platform company, today announced that Gartner has positioned SentinelOne with the highest score in use case Type B in Gartner\xe2\x80\x99s 2021 Critical Capabilities for Endpoint Protection Platforms report1.\nSentinelOne received the highest score for all three customer types out of 19 vendors.

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  • b'SentinelOne , the autonomous cybersecurity platform company, today announced that Gartner has positioned SentinelOne with the highest score in use case Type B in Gartner\xe2\x80\x99s 2021 Critical Capabilities for Endpoint Protection Platforms report1.\nSentinelOne received the highest score for all three customer types out of 19 vendors.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cThese organizations represent the largest market segment out of Gartner\xe2\x80\x99s use cases and prioritize technology deployments that improve their organization\xe2\x80\x99s productivity, product quality, customer service, and security.\xe2\x80\x9d\nThe Critical Capabilities for Endpoint Protection Platforms is part of the analysis conducted for the 2021 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms2 and uses the same data collected during that research period.
  • Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner\xe2\x80\x99s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact.
  • With SentinelOne, organizations gain full transparency into everything happening across the network at machine speed \xe2\x80\x93 to defeat every attack, at every stage of the threat lifecycle.

Meradia Promotes Richard E. Mailhos to Investment Performance Practice Lead

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 3:00pm

b"Meradia , a global leader in consulting for investment operations and technology, announced that Richard E. Mailhos, Principal, will lead the firm\xe2\x80\x99s Investment Performance practice.

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  • b"Meradia , a global leader in consulting for investment operations and technology, announced that Richard E. Mailhos, Principal, will lead the firm\xe2\x80\x99s Investment Performance practice.
  • Founded in 1997, Meradia has been recognized as the industry-leading consulting firm for Investment Performance transformation projects.
  • The announcement comes in advance of Meradia's 25th business anniversary.\nIn his new role, Mailhos will be responsible for the continued development of Meradia\xe2\x80\x99s performance practice.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cAs practice lead, I am eager to collaborate with industry firms to position their performance measurement operations for scalable growth.\xe2\x80\x9d\nFounded in 1997, Meradia provides strategic advisory and implementation services to the investment management industry.

1847 Goedeker and Appliances Connection Announce Record First Quarter 2021 Results with Combined Revenue of $123M, Pro Forma Net Income of $13M and Adjusted EBITDA of $14.7M

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:27pm

\xe2\x80\x9cOur first quarter adjusted EBITDA surpassed the entire year\xe2\x80\x99s performance for 2020, with similar strong improvements to our combined net income.

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  • \xe2\x80\x9cOur first quarter adjusted EBITDA surpassed the entire year\xe2\x80\x99s performance for 2020, with similar strong improvements to our combined net income.
  • While the Company maintains its St. Louis showroom, over 95% of sales are placed through its website ( www.Goedekers.com ).
  • Goedeker\xe2\x80\x99s provides visitors an easy to navigate shopping experience and offers more than 141,000 items organized by category and product features.
  • The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as net loss before income taxes, depreciation and amortization, financing costs, interest expense, sales tax accrual and one-time non-operational events.

Esri's ArcGIS Insights Introduces New Cloud-Native Database Accessibility Features

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:26pm

In most cases, data will remain in the native data store, and Insights will push queries and operations down to the database level, which means high performance and support for bigger data.

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  • In most cases, data will remain in the native data store, and Insights will push queries and operations down to the database level, which means high performance and support for bigger data.
  • City officials had to determine which employees were essential and nonessential, and the officials needed better data to do so.
  • "It opened up a lot of these things that historically would have never even been discussed.
  • Esri has regional offices, international distributors, and partners providing local support in over 100 countries on six continents.

Global Soy Protein Ingredients Industry (2020 to 2027) - Market Trajectory & Analytics - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:23pm

China, the world`s second largest economy, is forecast to reach a projected market size of US$3.2 Billion by the year 2027 trailing a CAGR of 9.2% over the analysis period 2020 to 2027.

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  • China, the world`s second largest economy, is forecast to reach a projected market size of US$3.2 Billion by the year 2027 trailing a CAGR of 9.2% over the analysis period 2020 to 2027.
  • Among the other noteworthy geographic markets are Japan and Canada, each forecast to grow at 3.3% and 5.4% respectively over the 2020-2027 period.
  • Within Europe, Germany is forecast to grow at approximately 3.8% CAGR.\nIn the global Soy Flours segment, USA, Canada, Japan, China and Europe will drive the 4.8% CAGR estimated for this segment.
  • These regional markets accounting for a combined market size of US$1.8 Billion in the year 2020 will reach a projected size of US$2.5 Billion by the close of the analysis period.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Selects Box for Cloud Content Management

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:30pm

b'Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX), a leading Content Cloud, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary (HHS) selected Box\xe2\x80\x99s cloud content management platform to power secure collaboration, critical processes for the delivery of health services, and drive new ways to work in the cloud.\nThe mission of HHS is to enhance the health and well-being of all Americans, by providing for effective health and human services and by fostering sound, sustained advances in the science underlying medicine, public health, and social services.

Key Points: 
  • b'Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX), a leading Content Cloud, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary (HHS) selected Box\xe2\x80\x99s cloud content management platform to power secure collaboration, critical processes for the delivery of health services, and drive new ways to work in the cloud.\nThe mission of HHS is to enhance the health and well-being of all Americans, by providing for effective health and human services and by fostering sound, sustained advances in the science underlying medicine, public health, and social services.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cThe HHS investment in a cloud strategy, including partnerships with companies such as Box, is poised to help the agency provide effective health services to Americans, while ensuring the privacy and security of sensitive data.
  • Box is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, with offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
  • To learn more about how Box powers nonprofits to fulfill their missions, visit Box.org .\nView source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210513005643/en/\n'

ServiceNow Partners in Brazil Capitalizing on Booming Market, Expanding Capabilities Faster Than Global Rivals

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:22pm

Local service providers have been retraining employees from other fields to work on ServiceNow offerings.\nISG sees the global trend of provider consolidation playing out in Brazil.

Key Points: 
  • Local service providers have been retraining employees from other fields to work on ServiceNow offerings.\nISG sees the global trend of provider consolidation playing out in Brazil.
  • Accenture\xe2\x80\x99s August 2020 acquisition of Brazil-based ServiceNow Elite partner Organize Cloud Labs is likely to be the first of many such buyouts, the report says.
  • And, as previously occurred among local SAP service partners, in some cases entire project teams have left their employers to start new companies.
  • End customers should be concerned about this latter trend, which can leave them without the hands-on experience they need.

$680.3 Million Worldwide CRISPR Technology Industry to 2027 - Impact of COVID-19 on the Market - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:20pm

After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Services segment is readjusted to a revised 22.9% CAGR for the next 7-year period.\nThe U.S. Market is Estimated at $203.2 Million, While China is Forecast to Grow at 21.4% CAGR\nThe CRISPR Technology market in the U.S. is estimated at US$203.2 Million in the year 2020.

Key Points: 
  • After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Services segment is readjusted to a revised 22.9% CAGR for the next 7-year period.\nThe U.S. Market is Estimated at $203.2 Million, While China is Forecast to Grow at 21.4% CAGR\nThe CRISPR Technology market in the U.S. is estimated at US$203.2 Million in the year 2020.
  • China, the world\'s second largest economy, is forecast to reach a projected market size of US$474.7 Million by the year 2027 trailing a CAGR of 21.4% over the analysis period 2020 to 2027.
  • Among the other noteworthy geographic markets are Japan and Canada, each forecast to grow at 19.7% and 18.6% respectively over the 2020-2027 period.
  • Within Europe, Germany is forecast to grow at approximately 15.2% CAGR.\n'

Astra CFO to Participate in Upcoming Virtual Investor Event

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:19pm

b'Astra Space Inc. (\xe2\x80\x9cAstra\xe2\x80\x9d), the fastest privately-funded company in history to demonstrate orbital launch capability, today announced that Kelyn Brannon, CFO, will participate in the Susquehanna Space Industry Conference.

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  • b'Astra Space Inc. (\xe2\x80\x9cAstra\xe2\x80\x9d), the fastest privately-funded company in history to demonstrate orbital launch capability, today announced that Kelyn Brannon, CFO, will participate in the Susquehanna Space Industry Conference.
  • Astra and Holicity Inc. (Nasdaq: HOL), a publicly-traded special purchase acquisition company, announced a proposed business combination on February 2, 2021.
  • Forward-looking statements included in this press release speak only as of the date of this press release.
  • Except as required by law, neither Holicity nor Astra undertakes any obligation to update or revise its forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.

Strategy Analytics: Notebook PC Delivered Strong Q1 2021 as Hybrid Work Model Emerges

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:43pm

b'With remote and hybrid work options and e-learning continuing worldwide, demand for Notebook PCs is at its highest, driving 81% year-on-year shipment growth, according to a new report by Strategy Analytics .

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  • b'With remote and hybrid work options and e-learning continuing worldwide, demand for Notebook PCs is at its highest, driving 81% year-on-year shipment growth, according to a new report by Strategy Analytics .
  • Work-from-home demand and the notebook PC upgrade cycle were the main driving factors for commercial demand, while the consumer segment contributed with strong e-learning and gaming activity from home in the first quarter.
  • All of this occurred despite supply chain shortages, meaning that there is still pent-up demand going forward in 2021.\nThis press release features multimedia.
  • The emerging hybrid work pattern as well as the continuing need for learn-from-home devices added to consumer upgrade sales, making Q1 2021 the strongest first quarter after many years.

Pulse Biosciences® Presents Clinical Study Results of Nano-Pulse Stimulation™ Technology to Clear Benign Lesions at the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) 2021 Virtual Annual Conference

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:16pm

b'Pulse Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLSE), a novel bioelectric medicine company introducing the CellFX System powered by Nano-Pulse Stimulation\xe2\x84\xa2 (NPS\xe2\x84\xa2) technology, today announced the podium presentation of four clinical studies of NPS technology at the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) Virtual Annual Meeting taking place on May 15-16, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • b'Pulse Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLSE), a novel bioelectric medicine company introducing the CellFX System powered by Nano-Pulse Stimulation\xe2\x84\xa2 (NPS\xe2\x84\xa2) technology, today announced the podium presentation of four clinical studies of NPS technology at the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) Virtual Annual Meeting taking place on May 15-16, 2021.
  • Nano-Pulse Stimulation technology delivers nano-second pulses of electrical energy.
  • The initial commercial use of the CellFX System is to address a range of dermatologic conditions that share high demand among patients and practitioners for improved dermatologic outcomes.
  • These statements are not historical facts but rather are based on Pulse Biosciences\xe2\x80\x99 current expectations, estimates, and projections regarding Pulse Biosciences\xe2\x80\x99 business, operations and other similar or related factors.

Global Biliary Cancer Markets, Epidemiology and Patient Flow Report 2020-2035 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:12pm

b'The "Global Biliary Cancer Epidemiology and Patient Flow - 2021" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com\'s offering.\nGlobal Biliary Cancer Epidemiology and Patient Flow Analysis - 2021, provides Biliary Cancer epidemiology, demographics, and patient flow.

Key Points: 
  • b'The "Global Biliary Cancer Epidemiology and Patient Flow - 2021" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com\'s offering.\nGlobal Biliary Cancer Epidemiology and Patient Flow Analysis - 2021, provides Biliary Cancer epidemiology, demographics, and patient flow.
  • The data is presented by Pharma G7 countries including the US, France, Spain, Italy, UK, Japan.\nThe research provides population data to characterize Biliary Cancer patients, history of the disease at the population level (Biliary Cancer prevalence, Biliary Cancer incidence) and at the clinical level (from diagnosis to treated patients).
  • It also helps to identify patient sub-groups (age, gender, sub-groups) to understand targeted population for research and development, commercialization.\nDemographics: Biliary Cancer patients by age group, gender\nThe data from this research will help executives:\nEstablish basis for Biliary Cancer market sizing, assessing market potential, and developing drug forecast models\nIdentify Biliary Cancer patients segments through age groups, gender, and disease sub-types\nEvaluate Biliary Cancer market opportunities, identify target patient population\nView source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210513005626/en/\n'

Wipro Has Earned the Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop Advanced Specialization

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:12pm

b'Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today said it has earned the Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop advanced specialization, a validation of a partner\xe2\x80\x99s deep knowledge, extensive experience and expertise in deploying, scaling and securing virtual desktop infrastructure on Azure.\nOnly partners that meet stringent criteria around customer success and staff skilling, as well as pass a third-party audit of their Windows Virtual Desktop technical practices are able to earn the Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop advanced specialization.\nSupporting secure remote work for employees is more critical than ever.

Key Points: 
  • b'Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today said it has earned the Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop advanced specialization, a validation of a partner\xe2\x80\x99s deep knowledge, extensive experience and expertise in deploying, scaling and securing virtual desktop infrastructure on Azure.\nOnly partners that meet stringent criteria around customer success and staff skilling, as well as pass a third-party audit of their Windows Virtual Desktop technical practices are able to earn the Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop advanced specialization.\nSupporting secure remote work for employees is more critical than ever.
  • Windows Virtual Desktop is a Microsoft solution that seamlessly integrates with other Microsoft products and allows customers to implement virtual desktops in a scalable, secure, and cost-effective way.\nPartners with validated capabilities in implementing Windows Virtual Desktop can help customers deploy and navigate the licensing efficiencies it offers to deliver the most competent solution for their organization.\nSatish Yadavalli, Vice President - Cloud and Infrastructure, Wipro Limited said, \xe2\x80\x9cWe are glad to have earned this advanced specialization as it strengthens our expertise and capabilities around Microsoft Azure.
  • This advanced specialization equips us to deliver extraordinary end-user experiences, and highly productive and secured computing experiences with multi-session Windows 10 and Microsoft 365 features on Azure.
  • Wipro\xe2\x80\x99s IP services on Windows Virtual Desktop will enable customers to strategically plan, rapidly deploy, and smartly manage their new Windows Virtual Desktop environment.

Global Bone Cancer Markets, Epidemiology and Patient Flow Report 2020-2035 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:09pm

b'The "Global Bone Cancer Epidemiology and Patient Flow - 2021" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com\'s offering.\nGlobal Bone Cancer Epidemiology and Patient Flow Analysis - 2021, provides Bone Cancer epidemiology, demographics, and patient flow.

Key Points: 
  • b'The "Global Bone Cancer Epidemiology and Patient Flow - 2021" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com\'s offering.\nGlobal Bone Cancer Epidemiology and Patient Flow Analysis - 2021, provides Bone Cancer epidemiology, demographics, and patient flow.
  • The data is presented by Pharma G7 countries including the US, France, Spain, Italy, UK, Japan.\nThe research provides population data to characterize Bone Cancer patients, history of the disease at the population level (Bone Cancer prevalence, Bone Cancer incidence) and at the clinical level (from diagnosis to treated patients).
  • It also helps to identify patient sub-groups (age, gender, sub-groups) to understand targeted population for research and development, commercialization.\nDemographics: Bone Cancer patients by age group, gender\nThe data from this research will help executives:\nEstablish basis for Bone Cancer market sizing, assessing market potential, and developing drug forecast models\nIdentify Bone Cancer patients segments through age groups, gender, and disease sub-types\nEvaluate Bone Cancer market opportunities, identify target patient population\nView source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210513005624/en/\n'

Disruptive Agriculture Company, Local Bounti, Strengthens Leadership Team with Appointments of Kathleen Valiasek and Mark J. Nelson

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:15pm

b"Local Bounti Corporation, a breakthrough U.S. indoor agriculture company, today announced two exceptional appointments to its leadership team.

Key Points: 
  • b"Local Bounti Corporation, a breakthrough U.S. indoor agriculture company, today announced two exceptional appointments to its leadership team.
  • Biotech veteran Kathleen Valiasek has assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer and food industry innovator Mark Nelson has joined the Company\xe2\x80\x99s Board of Directors.\nThis press release features multimedia.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210513005623/en/\nLocal Bounti's beautiful lineup of fresh produce, superior in taste, quality and nutrition to field grown greens.
  • Reaching retail shelves in record time post-harvest, Local Bounti produce is superior in taste, quality and nutrition compared to traditional field-grown greens.

Battery Life and Healthcare Features Fundamental to Smartwatch and Fitness Band Improvement, Finds Strategy Analytics

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:07pm

Overall, owners of smartwatches and fitness bands were mostly satisfied with their devices.

Key Points: 
  • Overall, owners of smartwatches and fitness bands were mostly satisfied with their devices.
  • However, while this indicates that manufacturers are doing many of the right things, Strategy Analytics found that the more technical and physical aspects of smartwatches and fitness bands such as design, style, and battery life, impacted the overall user experience most.\nThis press release features multimedia.
  • We found that these features are not high priorities for users and fundamentally, don\xe2\x80\x99t work well when implemented on these types of wearables.
  • This combination that would enhance UX factors such as comfort, improve battery life and accuracy.

Ventev Launches the Industry’s Smallest Four-Lead Dual-Band Antenna

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:30pm

This is the industry\xe2\x80\x99s smallest, four-lead, dual-band antenna and it is ideal for indoor and outdoor applications where network performance and aesthetics are equally important.\nThe Femto Patch Antenna is the latest addition to Ventev\xe2\x80\x99s Aesthetic Wi-Fi\xe2\x84\xa2 product line.

Key Points: 
  • This is the industry\xe2\x80\x99s smallest, four-lead, dual-band antenna and it is ideal for indoor and outdoor applications where network performance and aesthetics are equally important.\nThe Femto Patch Antenna is the latest addition to Ventev\xe2\x80\x99s Aesthetic Wi-Fi\xe2\x84\xa2 product line.
  • After you choose the radio, choose Ventev to deploy, protect, power, and improve your wireless radio network.
  • The Company was founded more than 30 years ago with a commitment to deliver industry-leading products, knowledge, solutions, and customer service.
  • Tessco is a single source for outstanding customer experience, expert knowledge, and complete end-to-end solutions for the wireless industry.

Global Moderate and Severe Chronic Kidney Disease Pipeline Insight Report 2021 Featuring KBP-5074: KBP Biosciences & ELIXCYTE: UnicoCell Biomed - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:06pm

b'The "Moderate and Severe Chronic Kidney Disease - Pipeline Insight, 2021" drug pipelines has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com\'s offering.\nThis "Moderate and Severe Chronic Kidney Disease - Pipeline Insight, 2021," report provides comprehensive insights about 4+ companies and 4+ pipeline drugs in Moderate and Severe Chronic Kidney Disease pipeline landscape.\nIt covers the pipeline drug profiles, including clinical and nonclinical stage products.

Key Points: 
  • b'The "Moderate and Severe Chronic Kidney Disease - Pipeline Insight, 2021" drug pipelines has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com\'s offering.\nThis "Moderate and Severe Chronic Kidney Disease - Pipeline Insight, 2021," report provides comprehensive insights about 4+ companies and 4+ pipeline drugs in Moderate and Severe Chronic Kidney Disease pipeline landscape.\nIt covers the pipeline drug profiles, including clinical and nonclinical stage products.
  • It further highlights the inactive pipeline products in this space.\nThe companies and academics are working to assess challenges and seek opportunities that could influence Moderate and Severe Chronic Kidney Disease R&D.
  • For chronic kidney disease (CKD) treatment (NCT02933827), the phase-II clinical trial is ongoing.\nModerate and Severe Chronic Kidney Disease: Therapeutic Assessment\nThis segment of the report provides insights about the different Moderate and Severe Chronic Kidney Disease drugs segregated based on following parameters that define the scope of the report, such as:\nThere are approx.
  • phase II include, KBP Bioscience.\nModerate and Severe Chronic Kidney Disease pipeline report provides the therapeutic assessment of the pipeline drugs by the Route of Administration.

Advanced Drainage Systems Recognized for Product and Environmental Sustainability Leadership at Columbus Metropolitan Club Forum

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:05pm

b'There is both a business case and an ethical imperative for corporate recycling initiatives, Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc (ADS) (NYSE: WMS) President and CEO Scott Barbour told a community forum in Columbus on Wednesday.

Key Points: 
  • b'There is both a business case and an ethical imperative for corporate recycling initiatives, Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc (ADS) (NYSE: WMS) President and CEO Scott Barbour told a community forum in Columbus on Wednesday.
  • Marsh and Crandall highlighted current and future sustainability initiatives, including efforts to attract new companies using innovative approaches to sustainability.
  • For over 50 years, the Company has been manufacturing a variety of innovative and environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional materials.
  • To learn more about the ADS, please visit the Company\xe2\x80\x99s website at www.adspipe.com .\nView source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210513005619/en/\n'

Nortech Systems Announces First Quarter 2021 Results

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:15pm

Gross margin for the first quarter of 2021 was 7.1% compared to 11.0% in 2020, a decline of 3.9 percentage points.

Key Points: 
  • Gross margin for the first quarter of 2021 was 7.1% compared to 11.0% in 2020, a decline of 3.9 percentage points.
  • Net loss for first quarter 2021 was ($1.6) million and ($0.58) per diluted share compared to a net income of $0.1 million and $0.05 per diluted share in first quarter 2020.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was a loss of ($1.5) million in first quarter 2021 compared to net income of $1.0 million in first quarter 2020.\n"The first quarter of 2021 was a significant challenge for Nortech, especially in January and February.
  • Nortech strives to be a premier workplace that fosters valued relationships internally and in our communities.\nAbout Nortech Systems Incorporated Nortech Systems is a leading provider of design and manufacturing solutions for complex electromedical devices, electromechanical systems, assemblies, and components.

Global Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Epidemiology Forecast to 2030 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:03pm

b'The "Surgical Site Infection (SSI) - Epidemiology Forecast to 2030" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com\'s offering.\nThis \'Surgical site infection (SSI)-Epidemiology Forecast - 2030\' report delivers an in-depth understanding of the Surgical site infection (SSI), historical and forecasted epidemiology in the United States, EU5 (Germany, Spain, Italy, France, and the United Kingdom) and Japan.\nThe Surgical site infection (SSI) epidemiology division provides insights about the historical and current patient pool along with the forecasted trend for every seven major countries.

Key Points: 
  • b'The "Surgical Site Infection (SSI) - Epidemiology Forecast to 2030" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com\'s offering.\nThis \'Surgical site infection (SSI)-Epidemiology Forecast - 2030\' report delivers an in-depth understanding of the Surgical site infection (SSI), historical and forecasted epidemiology in the United States, EU5 (Germany, Spain, Italy, France, and the United Kingdom) and Japan.\nThe Surgical site infection (SSI) epidemiology division provides insights about the historical and current patient pool along with the forecasted trend for every seven major countries.
  • It helps recognize the causes of current and forecasted trends by exploring numerous studies and views of key opinion leaders.
  • This part of The report also provides the diagnosed patient pool and their trends along with assumptions undertaken.\nThe disease epidemiology covered in the report provides historical as well as forecasted surgical site infection (SSI) epidemiology segmented as the Total Surgical Procedures, Number of Surgical Procedures by Type, Total Incident cases of Surgical Site Infections (SSI) and Incidence of Surgical Site Infections (SSI) by Type.\nThe report includes the Incident scenario of Surgical site infection (SSI) symptoms in 7MM covering the United States, EU5 countries (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom), and Japan from 2018 to 2030.\nThe epidemiology segment also provides the Surgical site infection (SSI) epidemiology data and findings across the United States, EU5 (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom), and Japan.\nThe total Incident population of Surgical site infection (SSI) Associated in 7MM countries was estimated to be 1,275,912 cases in 2020 and expected to decline at a CAGR of ?5.11% for the study period, i.e., 2018-2030.\nAmong the EU5 countries, UK had the highest Incident population of surgical site infection (SSI).
  • This will support the clients in potential upcoming novel treatment by identifying the overall scenario of the indications.\nWhat are the key findings of surgical site infection (SSI) epidemiology across 7MM, and which country will have the highest number of patients during the forecast period (2018-2030)?\nWhat are the disease risk, burden, and unmet needs of surgical site infection (SSI)?\nQuantify patient populations in the global Surgical site infection (SSI) market to improve product design, pricing, and launch plans\nThe Surgical site infection (SSI) Epidemiology Model developed by the publisher is easy to navigate, interactive with dashboards, and epidemiology based on transparent and consistent methodologies.

FSD Pharma Announces Filing of Criminal Complaint Against Former Chief Financial Officer

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:00pm

b'FSD Pharma Inc. (Nasdaq:HUGE) (CSE:HUGE) (the "Company" or "FSD Pharma") announced today that it has filed a criminal complaint with Toronto Police Services, Financial Crimes Unit, against Mr. Donal Carroll, the Company\'s former chief financial officer.

Key Points: 
  • b'FSD Pharma Inc. (Nasdaq:HUGE) (CSE:HUGE) (the "Company" or "FSD Pharma") announced today that it has filed a criminal complaint with Toronto Police Services, Financial Crimes Unit, against Mr. Donal Carroll, the Company\'s former chief financial officer.
  • The process of developing pharmaceutical products and receiving the necessary regulatory approvals for commercialization typically takes several years.
  • Because of the risks, uncertainties and assumptions contained herein, investors should not place undue reliance on Forward Looking-Information.
  • The foregoing statements expressly qualify any Forward-Looking Information contained herein.\nView source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210513005614/en/\n'

First Trust Launches the First Trust New York Municipal High Income ETF

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:00pm

b"First Trust Advisors L.P. (\xe2\x80\x9cFirst Trust\xe2\x80\x9d), a leading exchange-traded fund (\xe2\x80\x9cETF\xe2\x80\x9d) provider and asset manager, announced today that it has launched a new actively managed ETF, the First Trust New York Municipal High Income ETF (NYSE Arca: FMNY) (the \xe2\x80\x9cfund\xe2\x80\x9d).

Key Points: 
  • b"First Trust Advisors L.P. (\xe2\x80\x9cFirst Trust\xe2\x80\x9d), a leading exchange-traded fund (\xe2\x80\x9cETF\xe2\x80\x9d) provider and asset manager, announced today that it has launched a new actively managed ETF, the First Trust New York Municipal High Income ETF (NYSE Arca: FMNY) (the \xe2\x80\x9cfund\xe2\x80\x9d).
  • The fund seeks to provide income that is exempt from regular federal, New York State and New York City income taxes with long-term capital appreciation as a secondary objective.
  • The First Trust Municipal Securities Team applies both quantitative analysis and fundamental research to seek higher-yielding undervalued securities within the municipal market.
  • They also apply a quantitative total return scenario analysis using multiple interest rate assumptions over different time horizons.\nThe First Trust Municipal Securities Team sees ample opportunities in municipal securities.

Global Anti-Cd20 Antibody Pipeline Insight Report 2021 Featuring Emerging Drugs Such as Ublituximab: TG therapeutics & Glofitamab: Roche - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:00pm

b'The "Anti-Cd20 Antibody - Pipeline Insight, 2021" drug pipelines has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com\'s offering.\nThis Anti-CD20 antibody - Pipeline Insight, 2021 report provides comprehensive insights about 20+ companies and 20+ pipeline drugs in Anti-CD20 antibody pipeline landscape.

Key Points: 
  • b'The "Anti-Cd20 Antibody - Pipeline Insight, 2021" drug pipelines has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com\'s offering.\nThis Anti-CD20 antibody - Pipeline Insight, 2021 report provides comprehensive insights about 20+ companies and 20+ pipeline drugs in Anti-CD20 antibody pipeline landscape.
  • It also covers the therapeutics assessment by product type, stage, route of administration, and molecule type.
  • It further highlights the inactive pipeline products in this space.\nThe companies and academics are working to assess challenges and seek opportunities that could influence Anti-CD20 antibody R&D.
  • Preregistration include, TG therapeutics.\nAnti-CD20 antibody pipeline report provides the therapeutic assessment of the pipeline drugs by the Route of Administration.

Cabot Corporation Recognized by International Carbon Black Association (ICBA) for Safety Performance

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:00pm

b'The International Carbon Black Association (ICBA) recently recognized 17 Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) carbon black manufacturing and R&D centers for achieving a level of safety performance above industry average.

Key Points: 
  • b'The International Carbon Black Association (ICBA) recently recognized 17 Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) carbon black manufacturing and R&D centers for achieving a level of safety performance above industry average.
  • I believe it has helped strengthen our leadership within the carbon black industry.\xe2\x80\x9d\nThis recognition from the ICBA acknowledges outstanding safety records and helps to educate policymakers and the public about the carbon black industry\xe2\x80\x99s genuine regard for making employee safety a pre-condition for successful operations.
  • For more details; visit http://carbon-black.org/\nCabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is a global specialty chemicals and performance materials company headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • The company is a leading provider of carbon black , specialty carbons , activated carbon , elastomer composites , inkjet colorants , masterbatches and conductive compounds , fumed silica and aerogel .

Forbes Names Socure One of America’s Best Startup Employers Two Years in a Row

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:15pm

b'Socure , the leading provider of digital identity trust and verification solutions, today announced Forbes has named the company as one of America\xe2\x80\x99s Best Startup Employers for 2021 , for the second year in a row.

Key Points: 
  • b'Socure , the leading provider of digital identity trust and verification solutions, today announced Forbes has named the company as one of America\xe2\x80\x99s Best Startup Employers for 2021 , for the second year in a row.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cI am extremely proud of our mission, growth, and employees who all contribute to Socure\xe2\x80\x99s strong and positive company culture -- one that is committed to attracting and retaining top talent.\xe2\x80\x9d\nForbes partnered with market research company Statista to identify the up-and-coming companies liked best by their employees in its second-annual ranking of America\xe2\x80\x99s best startup employers.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cThe fact that many of our earliest employees at Socure are still with us today stresses the dedication our employees have to each other, the company, and its mission.
  • Investors include Accel, Commerce Ventures, Scale Venture Partners, Flint Capital, Citi Ventures, Wells Fargo Strategic Capital, Synchrony, Sorenson, Two Sigma Ventures, and others.\n'

EnergyHub Launches Marketplace API to Enable DR Pre-enrollment and Drive DER Growth

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:00pm

b'EnergyHub today announced a Marketplace API to integrate the Mercury DERMS platform with DER device retailers, enabling eligible consumers to enroll in DER programs and receive grid service incentives at the device point of sale.

Key Points: 
  • b'EnergyHub today announced a Marketplace API to integrate the Mercury DERMS platform with DER device retailers, enabling eligible consumers to enroll in DER programs and receive grid service incentives at the device point of sale.
  • The feature also streamlines the digital experience for DER program enrollment by facilitating sign-up at the point of purchase, increasing the enrollment rate for DER programs among device owners.
  • The results are larger DER portfolios for utilities and more households with energy-conserving devices.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cOur Marketplace API will help utilities grow their behind-the-meter resources and expand the adoption of DERs nationwide.\xe2\x80\x9d\nEnergyHub is the grid-edge DERMS provider.

AEO Reinforces Sustainability Commitment

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:00pm

b"American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO) today reaffirms its commitment to sustainability through the use of more sustainable raw materials and manufacturing techniques, water reduction, and the development of a limited American Eagle (AE) jeans collection using guidelines as a part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation\xe2\x80\x99s Jeans Redesign project .

Key Points: 
  • b"American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO) today reaffirms its commitment to sustainability through the use of more sustainable raw materials and manufacturing techniques, water reduction, and the development of a limited American Eagle (AE) jeans collection using guidelines as a part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation\xe2\x80\x99s Jeans Redesign project .
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210513005597/en/\nAEO Reinforces Sustainability Commitment & AE Joins Ellen MacArthur Foundation\xe2\x80\x99s The Jeans Redesign to Create Exclusive Jeans Collection.
  • Credit: AEO, Inc.\n\xe2\x80\x9cBy taking measures to ensure more responsible product sourcing, we are working hard to help create a healthier environment for future generations.
  • As part of AEO\xe2\x80\x99s broader sustainability goals, we\xe2\x80\x99ve made a commitment to move toward more sustainable raw materials and manufacturing techniques, as well as reducing our water and energy usage,\xe2\x80\x9d said Jay Schottenstein, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

First Nation Group Announces Launch of Pharmaceuticals Division

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 3:02pm

b'First Nation Group , the premier Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, Women-Owned Small Business, and HUBZone Small Business medical-surgical distributor to the Federal Government, announced today a new pharmaceutical division, First Nation Pharmaceuticals .

Key Points: 
  • b'First Nation Group , the premier Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, Women-Owned Small Business, and HUBZone Small Business medical-surgical distributor to the Federal Government, announced today a new pharmaceutical division, First Nation Pharmaceuticals .
  • Combining First Nation Group\xe2\x80\x99s proven capabilities in healthcare delivery with expertise from key leaders in the pharmaceutical industry, this newly created division will be providing pharmaceuticals to Government and limited commercial markets to deliver the best healthcare solutions to our customers.\nFirst Nation Pharmaceuticals will leverage First Nation Group\xe2\x80\x99s expansive distribution, procurement, and data analytics capabilities to revolutionize the purchasing of generic pharmaceuticals tailored specifically to the needs of government customers.
  • These key advantages will allow First Nation Pharmaceuticals to improve partners\xe2\x80\x99 insights and market share, delivering greater access and better pricing to critically needed products for their customers.\n\xe2\x80\x9cWe\xe2\x80\x99ve paired First Nation Group\xe2\x80\x99s core capabilities and strengths with well-known industry experts to develop the new pharmaceutical division, accelerating our ability to scale production and distribution quickly,\xe2\x80\x9d said Cheryl Nilsson, Owner and Chief Executive Officer of First Nation Group.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cThis new division is an organic growth strategy that gives us the opportunity take a more comprehensive approach in treating the whole patient with multiple therapies and pharmacological treatments.\xe2\x80\x9d\nFirst Nation Pharmaceuticals has appointed the most trusted and influential industry leaders to pilot the pharmaceuticals expansion, naming Stephen Flannery as the First Nation Pharmaceuticals President.

On Average, Couples Work Toward Four Additional Financial Goals While Saving for Their Wedding

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:00pm

While couples budget an average of $22,500 for their wedding day ceremony and reception, most aren\xe2\x80\x99t choosing one financial dream over another.

Key Points: 
  • While couples budget an average of $22,500 for their wedding day ceremony and reception, most aren\xe2\x80\x99t choosing one financial dream over another.
  • The reality of the situation is that most couples are juggling multiple financial goals, including saving for a house (60%) or retirement (52%), all while also saving for a wedding.
  • While most couples are thankful for their parents\xe2\x80\x99 financial support (82%), it doesn\xe2\x80\x99t come without some strings attached.
  • Operating within the $250 billion global wedding industry, WeddingWire helps couples find the right team of wedding professionals to plan and execute a wedding celebration personalized to them.

Maryland Tech Council Launches Technology Inclusion Initiative to Advance Inclusivity within the State’s Tech Industry and Fuel Socioeconomic Advancement Throughout Maryland

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:00pm

Rosendale will open the program by providing the MTC\xe2\x80\x99s Board of Directors\xe2\x80\x99 motivation for creating the Technology Inclusivity Initiative.

Key Points: 
  • Rosendale will open the program by providing the MTC\xe2\x80\x99s Board of Directors\xe2\x80\x99 motivation for creating the Technology Inclusivity Initiative.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cThere\xe2\x80\x99s a lot of work to be done to build a more inclusive tech industry and to use technology for the good of our communities.
  • We are the largest technology and life sciences trade association in the state of Maryland, and we provide value by giving members a forum to learn, share, and connect.
  • The vision for the Maryland Tech Council is to propel Maryland to become the number one innovation economy for life sciences and technology in the country.

SetSail Hires Dean Patton as Chief Revenue Officer Amid Record Company Growth

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 3:00pm

b'SetSail , the Revenue Execution platform for sales, has named Dean Patton as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO).

Key Points: 
  • b'SetSail , the Revenue Execution platform for sales, has named Dean Patton as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO).
  • Patton\xe2\x80\x99s hiring comes amid a period of record growth for the company as it aims to disrupt enterprise sales by reinventing how sales reps are motivated and rewarded.
  • In the last year, SetSail has experienced 10x revenue growth, tripled its team size, and secured $26M in Series A funding.
  • He most recently served as SVP of Americas Sales at Pendo, a product experience platform and SetSail customer, helping the company achieve numerous revenue milestones and drive record-setting growth.

Indaba Issues Letter to the Board of Directors of Benefitfocus Regarding Recent Governance Lapses

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:00pm

b'Dear Members of the Board of Directors,\nIndaba Capital is a major holder of the common shares and convertible senior notes issued by Benefitfocus.

Key Points: 
  • b'Dear Members of the Board of Directors,\nIndaba Capital is a major holder of the common shares and convertible senior notes issued by Benefitfocus.
  • The Board is well aware of our concerns regarding the Company\xe2\x80\x99s troublesome governance, concerning related party transactions, poor succession planning and weak financial results.
  • What does Benefitfocus have to hide?\nUnfortunately, since we began engaging with Benefitfocus in late 2020, we believe the Board has demonstrated a perpetual disregard for honest shareholder engagement and sound governance.
  • The decisions to cut ties with long-tenured director Mason Holland Jr., declassify the Board and finally add a diverse director only came after Indaba raised concerns.

PPG invests $13 million to expand capacity, enhance R&D at Jiading facility

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:31pm

Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers\xe2\x80\x99 biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward.

Key Points: 
  • Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers\xe2\x80\x99 biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward.
  • With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $13.8 billion in 2020.
  • We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets.
  • To learn more, visit www.ppg.com .\nWe protect and beautify the world is a trademark and the PPG Logo is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.\n'

Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd. Declares Distribution of $0.13 Per Share

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:20pm

The Board of Trustees will continue to monitor the Fund\xe2\x80\x99s distribution level, taking into consideration the Fund\xe2\x80\x99s net asset value and the financial market environment.

Key Points: 
  • The Board of Trustees will continue to monitor the Fund\xe2\x80\x99s distribution level, taking into consideration the Fund\xe2\x80\x99s net asset value and the financial market environment.
  • If necessary, the Fund pays an adjusting distribution in December, which includes any additional income and net realized capital gains in excess of the quarterly distributions.
  • Shareholders should not draw any conclusions about the Fund\xe2\x80\x99s investment performance from the amount of the current distribution.
  • More information regarding the Fund\xe2\x80\x99s distribution policy and other information about the Fund is available by calling 800-GABELLI (800-422-3554) or visiting www.gabelli.com .\nEllsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd. is a diversified, closed-end management investment company with $216 million in total net assets.