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Biogen and Eisai launch initiatives to help patients with Alzheimer's disease access ADUHELM

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 6:09am

These initiatives aim to help patients and their families understand the disease, navigate the diagnostic journey, secure culturally competent care and afford treatment.

Key Points: 
  • These initiatives aim to help patients and their families understand the disease, navigate the diagnostic journey, secure culturally competent care and afford treatment.
  • Biogen and Eisai have also established a program with Labcorp and Mayo Clinic Laboratories to help physicians and patients access cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) diagnostic laboratory testing to aid in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.
  • Biogen and Eisai are committed to addressing health equity for underserved and underrepresented populations that are at higher risk for Alzheimer's disease.
  • Biogen and Eisai are committed to providing access to ADUHELM for patients across a spectrum of financial situations.

Woven Alpha, Isuzu and Hino Begin Exploring the Use of Automated Mapping Platform

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 5:43am

Toyota City, Japan, June 8, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Woven Alpha, Inc., a group company of Woven Planet Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation, Isuzu Motors Limited, and Hino Motors, Ltd. announced today an agreement to proceed with talks to utilize the Automated Mapping Platform (AMP) developed by Woven Alpha.

Key Points: 
  • Toyota City, Japan, June 8, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Woven Alpha, Inc., a group company of Woven Planet Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation, Isuzu Motors Limited, and Hino Motors, Ltd. announced today an agreement to proceed with talks to utilize the Automated Mapping Platform (AMP) developed by Woven Alpha.
  • AMP is a connected crowdsourced software platform that supports the creation, development and distribution of high definition (HD) maps--a key enabler for smart and safe automated mobility.
  • The Woven Alpha team plans to develop AMP to become the most globally comprehensive road and lane network HD map platform enabling high-precision localization support to automated driving vehicles.
  • The initiative aims to contribute to the dissemination of safer automated driving and ADAS with Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies Corporation that intends to accelerate CASE responses, which Toyota announced with Isuzu and Hino.

Juniper Networks and NEC Build New Network for Herotel to Create South Africa's First Commercial Network Driven by Segment Routing

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 5:38am

Segment routing is a control-plane architecture which simplifies traffic engineering, enabling the path that data packets take across the network to be determined in advance.

Key Points: 
  • Segment routing is a control-plane architecture which simplifies traffic engineering, enabling the path that data packets take across the network to be determined in advance.
  • - During South Africa's initial national lock-down period starting in March 2020, Herotel experienced a 30 percent increase in network traffic.
  • Specifically, Herotel has deployed the MX204 Universal Routing Platform for metro access routing and the MX10008 Universal Routing Platform in the network core.
  • Juniper Networks, the Juniper Networks logo, Juniper, Junos, and other trademarks listed here are registered trademarks of Juniper Networks, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and other countries.

FDA grants accelerated approval for ADUHELM as the first and only Alzheimer's disease treatment to address a defining pathology of the disease

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 1:47am

Continued approval for ADUHELM's indication as a treatment for Alzheimer's disease may be contingent upon verification of clinical benefit in confirmatory trial(s).

Key Points: 
  • Continued approval for ADUHELM's indication as a treatment for Alzheimer's disease may be contingent upon verification of clinical benefit in confirmatory trial(s).
  • "This historic moment is the culmination of more than a decade of groundbreaking research in the complex field of Alzheimer's disease.
  • "We are very pleased to be able to open a new chapter in the history of Alzheimer's disease treatment with the approval of ADUHELM.
  • As part of the accelerated approval, Biogen will conduct a controlled trial to verify the clinical benefit of ADUHELM in patients with Alzheimer's disease.

Eisai: New Data on LENVIMA (lenvatinib) Plus KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab) Versus Sunitinib

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 12:19am

"The additional data showed an improvement of specific health-related quality of life measures for patients who received LENVIMA plus KEYTRUDA compared with sunitinib, supporting the importance of this combination as a potential new first-line treatment option for patients."

Key Points: 
  • "The additional data showed an improvement of specific health-related quality of life measures for patients who received LENVIMA plus KEYTRUDA compared with sunitinib, supporting the importance of this combination as a potential new first-line treatment option for patients."
  • In an analysis of a secondary endpoint of HRQoL scores in the CLEAR/KEYNOTE-581 trial, LENVIMA plus KEYTRUDA and LENVIMA plus everolimus were evaluated to determine the impact on HRQoL compared to sunitinib in patients with advanced RCC.
  • LENVIMA plus KEYTRUDA demonstrated a similar TTD in 14 out of 18 HRQoL and disease-related symptom scores, and a delay in TTD for physical functioning, dyspnea, appetite loss, and EQ-5D visual analog scale compared to sunitinib.
  • LENVIMA plus KEYTRUDA demonstrated a delay in TUDD in 16 out of 18 HRQoL and disease-related symptom scores and a similar TUDD for cognitive functioning and financial difficulties compared to sunitinib.

MC and Jetti Agree to Form Strategic Business Alliance

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 12:10am

MC and Jetti have also agreed to form a new business alliance.

Key Points: 
  • MC and Jetti have also agreed to form a new business alliance.
  • Jetti has already confirmed the commercial-scale effectiveness of its technology through its trial application at the Pinto Valley copper mine in Arizona.
  • MC has been supporting the technology's commercialization since 2019, when it first invested in Jetti.
  • Furthermore, by forming a new business alliance, Jetti and MC will be strengthening their framework for future collaborations and making effective use of MC's assets to promote the widespread adoption of Jetti's technologies.

Fujitsu Named "Noteworthy DX Company" for 2021

Monday, June 7, 2021 - 10:33am

TOKYO, June 7, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu today announced its recognition as one of Japan's digital transformation leaders with its selection as a "Noteworthy DX Company 2021" under the Digital Transformation (DX) Stock program jointly managed by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, June 7, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu today announced its recognition as one of Japan's digital transformation leaders with its selection as a "Noteworthy DX Company 2021" under the Digital Transformation (DX) Stock program jointly managed by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
  • In addition to these companies, those with an exceptionally high overall rating or that have implemented outstanding initiatives are designated under the "Noteworthy DX Company" category.
  • Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services.
  • Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 3.6 trillion yen (US$34 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021.

Toyota and KINTO Aim to Provide 'Cars That Evolve in Tune With People'

Monday, June 7, 2021 - 6:04am

In recent years, Toyota has drastically accelerated its automobile development in collaboration with ROOKIE Racing(2).

Key Points: 
  • In recent years, Toyota has drastically accelerated its automobile development in collaboration with ROOKIE Racing(2).
  • As such, Toyota and KINTO realized that the service would be the perfect platform for providing evolution to cars already in customer use.
  • Toyota and KINTO plan to evolve customers' cars via the means described below.
  • It has a work consignment relationship with Toyota in which Toyota receives feedback from ROOKIE Racing and reflects it in vehicle development.

NEC and Kagome contribute to the sustainability of farming through enhancing the CropScope agricultural ICT platform

Monday, June 7, 2021 - 3:16am

TOKYO, June 7, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) today announced the enhancement of CropScope, its agricultural ICT platform, which NEC has been operating jointly with Kagome Co, Ltd. since April 2020.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, June 7, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) today announced the enhancement of CropScope, its agricultural ICT platform, which NEC has been operating jointly with Kagome Co, Ltd. since April 2020.
  • As a result, NEC expects to expand the number of new contracts for the platform, and to contribute to the achievement of more sustainable farming by resolving challenging farming issues.
  • This platform enables tomato producers, regardless of skill level, to stabilize their harvests and reduce cultivation costs, while implementing environmentally friendly farming.
  • Key enhancements to CropScope are as follows:
    In 2020, NEC and Kagome conducted demonstration tests of CropScope in collaboration with an Australia-based Kagome subsidiary, KAGOME Australia Pty Ltd.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing scores a remarkable one-two in Sardinia

Monday, June 7, 2021 - 2:04am

Ogier and co-driver Julien Ingrassia safely managed their advantage through the final day's four stages to clinch their fourth Sardinia victory and first since 2015.

Key Points: 
  • Ogier and co-driver Julien Ingrassia safely managed their advantage through the final day's four stages to clinch their fourth Sardinia victory and first since 2015.
  • With the help of their additional points, Toyota now has a 49-point lead in the manufuacturers' standings.
  • "I'm so proud that the team could finally win in Sardinia for the first time.
  • "This has been an incredible weekend for us: We could not have expected to come away from Sardinia a result like this.

Hitachi ABB Power Grids launches new transformers for floating offshore wind power

Monday, June 7, 2021 - 1:02am

The portfolio of transformers will be installed on floating offshore substations and floating wind turbines in deep waters, where traditional solutions are not feasible

Key Points: 
  • The portfolio of transformers will be installed on floating offshore substations and floating wind turbines in deep waters, where traditional solutions are not feasible
    Building offshore presents many challenges beyond the harsh saltwater environment.
  • Floating substations and floating wind turbines offer a solution, which can be used in deeper waters, vastly increasing the available global capacity for developing offshore wind energy.
  • This portfolio introduces a range of collector step-up transformers, earthing transformers and shunt reactors for floating substations plus wind turbine transformers for floating wind turbines, including the industry leading WindSTAR units.
  • About Hitachi ABB Power Grids Ltd.
    Hitachi ABB Power Grids is a global technology leader with a combined heritage of almost 250 years, employing around 36,000 people in 90 countries.

Toyota Hits World Championship Century at Portimao

Friday, June 4, 2021 - 11:17am

Next week's event in Portugal marks Toyota's 100th race at the top level of World Championship endurance racing.

Key Points: 
  • Next week's event in Portugal marks Toyota's 100th race at the top level of World Championship endurance racing.
  • Since the debut of the 83C car in the Fuji 1000km in October 1983, Toyota prototypes have participated in 99 World Championship races.
  • Portimao is a new venue for WEC and therefore becomes the 21st different circuit on which Toyota has participated in World Championship sportscar racing since that first race in 1983, won by Derek Bell and Stefan Bellof in a Porsche 956.
  • Through hard work, team spirit and continuous improvement, results and performances progressed throughout the following years and Toyota won its first World Championship race, with the TS010 at Monza in 1992, in its third full season.

Fukushima Prefecture and Toyota Begin Discussions Aimed at Building a Hydrogen-based City of the Future in Fukushima Prefecture

Friday, June 4, 2021 - 8:18am

Toyota City, Japan, June 4, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Fukushima Prefecture and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announced today that they have commenced discussions with various partners over building a city for a new future that makes use of hydrogen and technologies produced in Fukushima Prefecture.

Key Points: 
  • Toyota City, Japan, June 4, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Fukushima Prefecture and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announced today that they have commenced discussions with various partners over building a city for a new future that makes use of hydrogen and technologies produced in Fukushima Prefecture.
  • In order to further promote reconstruction, Fukushima Prefecture is focusing on hydrogen, a new form of energy, and has undertaken to build one of the first models for a future hydrogen society.
  • In addition, in response to the needs and issues experienced by Namie Town--where FH2R is located--and other regions in the prefecture, Fukushima Prefecture, Toyota, and their partners will operate FC kitchen cars and medical cars, and use hydrogen at stores and plants in Fukushima Prefecture to reduce supply chain carbon emissions.
  • Following the announcement of Japan's 2050 Carbon Neutral Goal, there is a growing need for concrete initiatives aimed at building sustainable societies that can be passed on to future generations.

Toyota Establishes "Toyota Ventures Climate Fund"

Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 3:15pm

Toyota City, Japan, June 3, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota is strengthening company-wide efforts to further accelerate CO2 reduction toward its goal of carbon neutrality.

Key Points: 
  • Toyota City, Japan, June 3, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota is strengthening company-wide efforts to further accelerate CO2 reduction toward its goal of carbon neutrality.
  • As a part of this effort, Toyota has established a global investment fund, the "Toyota Ventures Climate Fund".
  • The Toyota Ventures Climate Fund will invest in promising early-stage companies around the world, that are eagerly working on solutions to drive innovation in carbon neutrality.
  • The Toyota Ventures Climate Fund will be managed by the team at Toyota AI Ventures, which announced today that its company name has been changed to Toyota Ventures (hereinafter referred to as "TV").

Hitachi ABB Power Grids announces Sustainability 2030

Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 12:13pm

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, June 3, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Hitachi ABB Power Grids today announced Sustainability 2030 - its strategic plan for sustainability.

Key Points: 
  • ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, June 3, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Hitachi ABB Power Grids today announced Sustainability 2030 - its strategic plan for sustainability.
  • Matthew North, Head of HSE and Sustainability at Hitachi ABB Power Grids commented, "Planet, People, Peace and Partnerships are the four pillars of our Sustainability Strategy 2030, which include ambitious targets that will guide, stretch and advance our whole business, as we strive towards a more sustainable society."
  • About Hitachi ABB Power Grids Ltd.
    Hitachi ABB Power Grids is a global technology leader with a combined heritage of almost 250 years, employing around 36,000 people in 90 countries.
  • With a proven track record, global footprint and unparalleled installed base, Hitachi ABB Power Grids balances social, environmental and economic values.