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Castle Creek Biosciences Awarded FDA Orphan Products Development Grant to Support DeFi-RDEB, a Pivotal Phase 3 Study of FCX-007 Investigational Gene Therapy for Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 1:30pm

EXTON, Pa., Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Castle Creek Biosciences, Inc., a clinical-stage cell and gene therapy company focused on developing and commercializing disease-modifying therapies for patients suffering from rare diseases for which there is a lack of available treatment options, today announced that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Orphan Products Development (OOPD) has awarded the company a $1.825 million research grant over four years (#1R01–FD007289-01). The grant supports a meaningful portion of the Phase 3 clinical development of dabocemagene autoficel (FCX-007, D-Fi), an investigational gene therapy for the treatment of recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB).

Key Points: 
  • The grant supports a meaningful portion of the Phase 3 clinical development of dabocemagene autoficel (FCX-007, D-Fi), an investigational gene therapy for the treatment of recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB).
  • The Congressionally-funded Orphan Products Development Grants Program is designed to enhance the development of medical products for patients with rare diseases.
  • RDEB is a progressive, devastatingly painful and debilitating, rare genetic disorder, and one of the most chronic and severe forms of DEB.
  • Castle Creek Biosciences' dabocemagene autoficel (FCX-007, D-Fi) is being developed to address the deficiency of functional type VII collagen protein (COL7) in patients with dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (DEB).

Tuya Smart White Paper Reveals Broad Smartization Industry Adoption

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 11:57am

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Tuya Inc. ("Tuya Smart" or the "Company") (NYSE: TUYA), a leading global IoT development platform, today released its white paper on smartization, the commercial adoption of smart technologies. The publication also features research from Gartner, the world renowned research and advisory company. The white paper analyzes how companies across major industries have implemented smartization to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic and names the 60 smartest companies thriving post-pandemic through smart technology adoption.

Key Points: 
  • SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Tuya Inc. ("Tuya Smart" or the "Company") (NYSE: TUYA), a leading global IoT development platform, today released its white paper on smartization, the commercial adoption of smart technologies.
  • The white paper analyzes how companies across major industries have implemented smartization to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic and names the 60 smartest companies thriving post-pandemic through smart technology adoption.
  • The white paper includes case studies of 60 companies that exemplify best practices of smartization by using new technologies to upgrade business models, improve operational efficiency, and contribute to society and pandemic efforts.
  • To access the full white paper, please visit https://www.gartner.com/technology/media-products/newsletters/Tuya/1-27E...

Tuya Smart White Paper Reveals Broad Smartization Industry Adoption

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 11:04am

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Tuya Inc. ("Tuya Smart" or the "Company") (NYSE: TUYA), a leading global IoT development platform, today released its white paper on smartization, the commercial adoption of smart technologies.

Key Points: 
  • SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Tuya Inc. ("Tuya Smart" or the "Company") (NYSE: TUYA), a leading global IoT development platform, today released its white paper on smartization, the commercial adoption of smart technologies.
  • The white paper analyzes how companies across major industries have implemented smartization to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic and names the 60 smartest companies thriving post-pandemic through smart technology adoption.
  • The white paper includes case studies of 60 companies that exemplify best practices of smartization by using new technologies to upgrade business models, improve operational efficiency, and contribute to society and pandemic efforts.
  • To access the full white paper, please visit https://www.gartner.com/technology/media-products/newsletters/Tuya/1-27E...

WeRide Named "AutoTech Startup of the Year" In 2021 AutoTech Breakthrough Awards Program

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 10:58am

GUANGZHOU, China, Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- WeRide , a world-leading autonomous driving company, has been named "AutoTech Startup of the Year" in the annual AutoTech Breakthrough Awards conducted by leading market intelligence organization AutoTech Breakthrough .

Key Points: 
  • GUANGZHOU, China, Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- WeRide , a world-leading autonomous driving company, has been named "AutoTech Startup of the Year" in the annual AutoTech Breakthrough Awards conducted by leading market intelligence organization AutoTech Breakthrough .
  • R&D and operation centers that focus on self-driving tech are leading the charge in this space," said Bryan Vaughn, Managing Director of AutoTech Breakthrough Awards.
  • In September 2021, WeRide launched another innovative self-driving product WeRide Robovan, the very first L4 self-driving cargo van in China.
  • Winners for 2021 AutoTech Breakthrough Awards from other categories include Mercedes-Benz, Ford, TuSimple and Aurora Labs.

Indigo Exceeds Representation Goal on Anniversary of Joining Fifteen Percent Pledge

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 10:00am

TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2021 /CNW/ - Today, Indigo (TSX: IDG) announced it has exceeded its representation targets since joining the Fifteen Percent Pledge.

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2021 /CNW/ - Today, Indigo (TSX: IDG) announced it has exceeded its representation targets since joining the Fifteen Percent Pledge.
  • In 2021, Indigo exceeded 15% representation across the majority of its business areas including in social (30%), creative studio (86%) and book displays (30%).
  • Indigo continues to expand its assortment with more BIPOC-owned businesses and exciting upcoming partnerships with BIPOC-creators with its private label brands.
  • Indigo founded the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation in 2004 to address the underfunding of public elementary school libraries.

Aurora Mobile's JPush Private Cloud Receives Product Compatibility Certification for Galaxy Kirin and China Standard Kirin

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 10:00am

SHENZHEN, China, Oct. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aurora Mobile Limited (NASDAQ: JG) (Aurora Mobile or the Company), a leading mobile developer service provider in China, today announced that one of its core products, JPush Private Cloud (JPush Cloud), has passed the product compatibility certifications for Galaxy Kirin and China Standard Kirin, which are the two core operating systems of Kirin Software Co., Ltd. (Kirin Software).

Key Points: 
  • SHENZHEN, China, Oct. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aurora Mobile Limited (NASDAQ: JG) (Aurora Mobile or the Company), a leading mobile developer service provider in China, today announced that one of its core products, JPush Private Cloud (JPush Cloud), has passed the product compatibility certifications for Galaxy Kirin and China Standard Kirin, which are the two core operating systems of Kirin Software Co., Ltd. (Kirin Software).
  • The certification of JPush Cloud meets the general compatibility requirements, performance and reliability that enterprise applications need to run on systems like Galaxy Kirin and China Standard Kirin, ecosystems developed by Kirin Software.
  • The compatibility of JPush with Kirin Software's two core operating systems once again demonstrates Aurora Mobile's leading advantage in the field of mobile development services tailored for mobile developers.
  • Statements that are not historical facts, including but not limited to statements about Aurora Mobiles beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements.

First Trust Announces Appointment of New Trustee for Funds

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 10:00pm

The exchange traded funds, closed-end funds, mutual funds and variable insurance funds (collectively, the Funds) advised by First Trust Advisors L.P. (FTA) announced the appointment of Denise M. Keefe as a Trustee of each of the Funds, effective November 1, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • The exchange traded funds, closed-end funds, mutual funds and variable insurance funds (collectively, the Funds) advised by First Trust Advisors L.P. (FTA) announced the appointment of Denise M. Keefe as a Trustee of each of the Funds, effective November 1, 2021.
  • The appointment is applicable to all First Trust exchange-traded funds, mutual funds and variable insurance funds, each of which are included in the following trusts: First Trust Series Fund, First Trust Variable Insurance Trust, First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund, First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund II, First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund III, First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund IV, First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund V, First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund VI, First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund VII, First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund VIII, First Trust Exchange-Traded AlphaDEX Fund and First Trust Exchange-Traded AlphaDEX Fund II.
  • In connection with the closed-end funds advised by FTA, Ms. Keefe has been appointed as a Class I Trustee of the Macquarie/First Trust Global Infrastructure/Utilities Dividend & Income Fund, First Trust Energy Income and Growth Fund, First Trust Enhanced Equity Income Fund, First Trust/Aberdeen Global Opportunity Income Fund, First Trust Mortgage Income Fund, First Trust/Aberdeen Emerging Opportunity Fund, First Trust Specialty Finance and Financial Opportunities Fund, First Trust High Income Long/Short Fund, First Trust Energy Infrastructure Fund, First Trust MLP and Energy Income Fund, First Trust Intermediate Duration Preferred & Income Fund, First Trust New Opportunities MLP & Energy Fund and First Trust Dynamic Europe Equity Income Fund and a Class II Trustee of the First Trust Senior Floating Rate Income Fund II, First Trust Senior Floating Rate 2022 Target Term Fund and First Trust High Yield Opportunities 2027 Term Fund.
  • FTA has collective assets under management or supervision of approximately $207 billion as of September 30, 2021 through unit investment trusts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, mutual funds and separately managed accounts.

Flywheel Capital Acquires $66.85 Million Denver Metro Area Office Campus

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 8:36pm

"Gateway Centre is a perfect fit for our firm and our investors," said Ben Hrouda, Managing Partner at Flywheel.

Key Points: 
  • "Gateway Centre is a perfect fit for our firm and our investors," said Ben Hrouda, Managing Partner at Flywheel.
  • Flywheel worked closely with JLL Capital Markets and Independent Financial to place the $43.69 million financing.
  • Flywheel now has approximately 1.7 million square feet and more than $250 million in assets under management spanning the entirety of Colorado's Front Range.
  • Based in Denver, Flywheel Capital collaborates with investors, lenders, and community leaders to craft deals that positively contribute to the economic health of the Colorado community.

Bayesian Health Announces LifeBridge Health Partnership and Creation of Advisory Board with Founding Members Lee Sacks, MD and Gary E. Bisbee, Jr., PhD

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 3:00pm

Bayesian Health's research-based AI platform takes existing EMR data, analyzing patient, clinical, and third-party data with its industry-leading AI/ML models.

Key Points: 
  • Bayesian Health's research-based AI platform takes existing EMR data, analyzing patient, clinical, and third-party data with its industry-leading AI/ML models.
  • "Like all health systems, our physicians must navigate large amounts of health data as they make decisions about patient care.
  • "I'm also thrilled to welcome Lee and Gary to Bayesian Health as founding members of our advisory board.
  • Bayesian Health is on a mission to make healthcare proactive by empowering physicians and care team members with real-time data to save lives.

Aurora Labs' Vehicle Software Intelligence Named "Overall AutoTech Solution of the Year" in 2021 AutoTech Breakthrough Awards Program

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 1:05pm

Aurora Labs is pioneering the use of Software Intelligence to solve the challenge of automotive software development.

Key Points: 
  • Aurora Labs is pioneering the use of Software Intelligence to solve the challenge of automotive software development.
  • Aurora Labs' VSI solution detects and validates changes in the software lines-of-code for over-the-air (OTA) updates, and analyses dependencies and software behavior to enable predictive software maintenance throughout the vehicle lifecycle.
  • Aurora Labs' artificial intelligence technology for embedded software, is changing the game," said Bryan Vaughn, Managing Director of AutoTech Breakthrough Awards.
  • Created using Aurora Labs' Line-Of-Code Intelligence technology, the Vehicle Software Intelligence solution provides automotive development teams unique tools to roll out new technologies and services on time and on budget.